We the People

Daniel Hannan loves America and calls us his cousins. He has called us out with a clarifying letter published last weekend in the

Wall Street Journal.¬† He sees President Obama and his supporters as “Eurocrats”

“He would say he wants a fairer America, a more tolerant America, a less arrogant America, a more engaged America. When you prize away the clich√©, what these phrases amount to are higher taxes, less patriotism, a bigger role for state bureaucracies, and a transfer of sovereignty to global institutions.

He is not pursuing a set of random initiatives but a program of comprehensive Europeanization: European health care, European welfare, European carbon taxes, European day care, European college education, even a European foreign policy, based on engagement with supranational technocracies, nuclear disarmament and a reluctance to deploy forces overseas.”

He goes on to note that the “will of the people is generally seen by Eurocrats as an obstacle to overcome …” The ideals of freedom, democracy and the rule of law that have distinguished America from the start are “swatted aside.” Does that feel all too familiar?