Posts tagged European Union
Voting Vexation: The Complications of European Confederation

With the recent results of the European Parliament elections now announced, I, as a citizen of the Netherlands, wanted to take a opportunity to look at the differences in how elections work for this election cycle, and give insight into the sheer variety of different methods employed by countries in the European Union.

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What is the Cost of Freedom? - The Economic Implications of Brexit

If the governments at play truly care about the interests of the people and the globe in question, and not just petty politicking over power, they will come to the table and hammer out a deal; one that respects the freedom and autonomy of British citizens, but also benefits everyone involved economically as well.

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The Second Concert of Europe

Metternich helped coin the term “the concert of Europe”, where Europe’s Princes would unite to crush any dissent to their “god given” rule. The quintessential example was seen during the spring of nations when the Hungarian people declared their liberty and adopted democracy, liberalism, nationalism and a constitution, only to have all of it crushed by The Kaiser of Austria, with help from The Tsar of Russia. 

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My Brief Thoughts on Social, National and Progressive Liberalism

Now, within the Liberalists, there are several denominations. Some call themselves classical liberals, some, social liberals, and some, like me, call themselves national liberals. Here we arrive at the first question. How can a group whose only doctrinal requisite is a series of principles then have different ideas about them?

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Of Directives, Elections & New Directions: A Look at Where We Stand With Articles 11 * 13

We have been afforded a gap; a chink in the armor of the behemoth that stands before us, and I intend to do whatever I can to drive that gap as wide as possible. I will tear away the legislative obfuscation, and shine the light of truth upon the shabby and pathetic notions and presumptions that hold up this directive.

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Europes EUlogy? - The “Absolute State” of the European Union

“One wonders how a man who claims to care about Liberalism and Democracy, can justify the idea that the solution to problems faced by many is to consolidate power away from member states and into the hands of the few. It seems as though he feels that those problems are all uniform and can magically be solved best by government fiat.”

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