Daniel Hannan being interviewed by Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institute (yet another think tank) about why the tea party movement succeeds in America and why it is doomed to fail in Europe. In America, open primaries are an integral part of the process, whereas in Europe, party leaders picked the candidates and ‘present them to the people’.
Glenn finally steps up to the plate and starts talking about the ‘global governance’ strategy that surrounds us, and which has been in the making for decades.
Glenn has Amb. John Bolton, Stuart Varney, and my personal favorite brit, Daniel Hannan on the program today talking about the global governance issue. Please pay attention at about the 3/4 show mark, when Daniel Hannan speaks about The Federal Reserve and how it has created the situation we now find ourselves in. For more information about The Fed, please read this article and ‘The Fed’ page at the top of the blog. My educational goals include helping people understand that we, as Americans, DO NOT NEED to pay the private banking cartel $396 BILLION in interest every year on our own money. Nor do we need to turn our sovereignty over to the United Nations through Agenda 21, or give all our economic strength away to the Bank of International Settlements in Switzerland. It does not have to be – but you MUST vote for Constitutionalists in November and every single election from here on out.
America? Are you ready to be done and take a backseat?
I haven’t yet met a person who doesn’t love Daniel Hannan, his attitude toward our Constitution and form of government, and who doesn’t wish he was an American (or draftable) so that we could tap his enthusiasm and common sense in the District of Criminals.
Mr. Hannan has a new book out, The New Road To Serfdom, A Letter Of Warning To America in which he lays out the history of the socialist movement of America starting with the New Deal stretching to Obama’s fiscal folly of the $872 stimulus flush.
I dragged this video out of the vault because Daniel Hannan’s viewpoint of our Constitution and England’s socialized medicine are worth another listen. Y’all can ignore Beck at this point…(when I figure out why all the richest people in the world are trying to stuff their coffers and pockets in the face of a collapse, I’ll let you know. If you know, please enlighten us!)
Now, for Obamacare; I could be wrong, but I really do not think I am. I have been saying for months that this abomination of progressive control over our lives is going to get shoved through. It is the centerpiece of collapsing our Constitution. We still need a plan on how to get this democratic piece of shit repealed after the House passes the Senate version, and Obama skips the Senate reconciliation part and just signs the Senate bill into law. (See the bottom of this post for the update on that skipping process. And once again, Legal Insurrection gets credit for predicting this last week.)
Think I’m joking? The following bill was introduced by Zachary Space (D-OH) yesterday, and the text is not yet available. This bill is being slid into committee by a no name congressman who votes 94% of time along party lines. This bill also has NO cosponsors; assumption being ‘maybe they won’t notice’.
I am sure this will probably be worse than just it’s title. Remember Daniel Hannan saying that the National Health Service is the 3rd biggest employer in the world? England has 70 million citizens. We have over 300 million.
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a strategic plan to retrain displaced workers to become health care professionals serving areas with a shortage of such professionals, and for other purposes.
All the fumbling and bumbling that appears to be happening in the White House, House, and Senate is an act. These people have a plan and they aren’t letting anyone get in the way. Get ready for Obamacare.
(I’ll put up the text when it becomes available…which may be never considering how hard it has been to read the various health care bills.)
From Big Government:
The other day I exposed the fact that Harry Reid switched the language in the House-passed H.R. 3590 Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009 and inserted the Senate version of the healthcare bill via a manager’s amendment in order to meet the requirement that all legislation raising taxes must originate in the House.
The Senate passed the revised bill with the healthcare language in it, and now the House must revote on the deceptively gutted changed bill because, according to the Constitution, the identical bill must pass both the House and Senate in order to be signed into law. And, once the Senate Health Care bill pass the House, President Obama will sign it right away.
The threat of reconciliation in the Senate is hollow. There isn’t going to be any reconciliation.
On January 31, 2010, before the House was set to take up the Senate bill, WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” stated:
“If the House would take up the Senate bill then that bill would go to the president’s desk,” Gibbs said.
For further confirmation, here is the audio of that exchange. Listen from about 4:20 to 5.00 and you will here Gibbs confirm that once the House passes the Senate’s version of the healthcare bill, it’s a done deal. No talk of reconciliation here, because reconciliation is not needed at all.
Go over and read the rest…
Yesterday, the very first british tea party held at Brighton by none other than Daniel Hannan was a raging success with participants being turned away after extra room was opened up.
Thanks to everyone who came to the Brighton Tea Party, and apologies to those who couldn’t get it. We opened and filled an adjoining room, but it was still quite a squash. The hotel manager told me afterwards that there had been more than 300 people present, not counting those who had had to be turned away.
If you can run a tea-party in Brighton Pavilion – the constituency which the Greens are most hopeful of winning – you can run one anywhere. You don’t have to be a small-government Conservative to feel that taxation, spending and borrowing are currently too high.
Let me say it one more time. Gordon Brown has doubled the national debt. Every second, it rises by another 5,000 pounds. Our deficit is 12.6 per cent of GDP compared to Greece’s 12.7. All this despite the additional trillion pounds taken in taxation since 1997.
We can’t afford another month of this, let alone another five years.
Thanks to the Freedom Association for helping to put everything together, and warm thanks to James and Laragh from my office for coming to Brighton to help.
It was standing room only at the Boston Brighton Tea Party organised by the Freedom Association early this evening at which Dan Hannan was guest speaker. He said that it was time to “bring sanity and order back to the public finances” an that had to be done by reducing expenditure rather than increasing taxes.
He referred to the time when Ronald Reagan was asked how he could justify cutting taxes when the deficit was so large, and he recalled the President’s reply:
“I’m not worried about the deficit – the deficit is big enough to look after itself”.
In other words, if you bring down taxes there will be economic growth, revenues will rise and the deficit will be reduced. Reagan took a massive gamble, he recalled, and it worked, with Margaret Thatcher doing much the same thing in Britain. “We have lost sight of that wisdom,” he lamented.
Mr Hannan noted that in each of his first two terms as an MEP, the EU had a five-year aim. In 1999-2004 it was harmonisation of legal affairs, crime and justice, and immigration policy; in 2004-09 it was passing the European Constitution.
Now, he said, the EU’s five-year agenda is tax harmonisation. He prayed in aid – for once – the words of Keynes: “He who controls the currency controls the country”.
He noted that the cry at the original 1773 Boston Tea Party was “No taxation without representation” and that today in the US tax may be too high, but that it is not levied by people who are immune to public opinion. In Europe now, he said, there is the danger that we are going down the road towards a pan-European tax system, which was taxation without representation.
To those who might criticise him for aping a foreign idea in Brighton today, he said that there is nothing foreign about meeting to say that we as a people should have a say over what revenue is taken from us. Mr Hannan repeated his oft-made call for a complete rethink of the role of the state in Britain today and said that it was vital that minsters push powers downwards and outwards and restoring democracy.
The Boston revolution led to power being dispersed, he concluded, and whilst he intended drinking tea this afternoon rather than dumping kegs of it in the Channel, he hoped that this would be the start of a revolution that will “restore honour and purpose to the act of voting, dignity to our legislature and freedom to our citizens”.
Damn, another event for the pResident to apologize to the world for; Americans standing up and leading. British MEP Daniel Hannan is being interviewed today by Neil Cavuto on ‘Your World’ about the beginning of the British Tea Party. (I am hoping one of the our go-to patriot YTers catch and post the video. If it happens, I will update this post.)
Daniel Hannan is a writer and journalist, and has been Conservative MEP for South East England since 1999. He speaks French and Spanish and loves Europe, but believes that the EU is making its constituent nations poorer, less democratic and less free. He is the winner of the Bastiat Award for online journalism.
By Daniel Hannan
Labour has raised more than a trillion pounds in additional taxation since 1997. Yet, unbelievably, Gordon Brown has still managed to run up a deficit of 12.6 per cent of GDP (Greece’s is 12.7 per cent). A far lower level of taxation brought Americans out in spontaneous protest last year.
If you happen to be coming to the Conservative Spring Conference, do please pop in: the Tea Party is five minutes’ walk from the conference venue. It is, however, outside the security zone, and anyone is welcome to come. Oh, and this being England, we’ll be serving actual, you know, tea. I hope to see some of this blog’s readers there.
Short, sweet, and very to the point about what happens with big government.
AYFKM? Our tax payer money for this? Florida; can you do something about this? Focus on healthcare, deficits, over-blown government spending? Nope – Haiti, Pat Robertson, and republicans’ ‘pact with the devil’.
Just for contrast, a breath of fresh air, and because I know my readers enjoy this gentleman’s speaking style as much as I do; Daniel Hannan. Can we draft this fellow?
Daniel Hannan on global governance due to climate change. I wonder what he will say after ClimateGate really hits.
An op-ed from British MEP Daniel Hannan.
We woke up in a different country today. Alright, it doesn’t look very different. The trees still seem black against the winter sun; the motorways continue to jam inexplicably; commuters carry on avoiding eye contact. But Britain is no longer a sovereign nation. At midnight last night, we ceased to be an independent state, bound by international treaties to other independent states, and became instead a subordinate unit within a European state.
Yes, a European state. Take a quick dekko at the definition set out in Article One of the1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States: “The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications: (a) a permanent population; (b) a defined territory; (c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.”
Until yesterday, the EU qualified on grounds (a), (b) and (c). Now it has ticked the final box. Under the Lisbon Treaty, which came into force today, it acquires “legal personality”, which gives it the right to sign accords and treat with other states. Nor is this right simply theoretical: the EU now has a foreign minister, a diplomatic corps (the European External Action Service) and 160 overseas embassies.
Until yesterday, the EU could not annex additional policy areas without a new treaty, which needed to be ratified by all its constituent nations. Now, it has the so-called “passerelle” clause, or self-amending mechanism. Parliament, in other words, no longer has the final say on extensions of EU jurisdiction. The EU derives its authority, not from its 27 members, but from its own foundational texts.
Until yesterday, Britain could simply walk out of the EU by abrogating the Treaty of Rome and repealing the 1972 European Communities Act. Henceforth, it will have to go through the secession procedure laid down in Lisbon. In other words – in the minds of Euro-lawyers, at any rate, if not of British constitutionalists – the EU gets to settle the terms on which its members are allowed to leave. Formal sovereignty has been shifted from the national capitals to Brussels.
It is appalling, demeaning, disgraceful that such a thing should have been done without popular consent, and in the absence of the referendum that all three parties had promised. “There’s no point in crying over spilt milk,” you might say. True. But there is every point in mopping it up.
I cannot wait to hear Daniel Hannan’s response to the new EU president’s comments about the next step towards the NWO.
The climate conference in Copenhagen, is another step towards global management of our planet. – Herman van Rompuy