Fourth of Seventh

It is one of the more curious aspects of the blogosphere that around half of the readership of this blog (or rather half of the visitorship; whether any actual reading is involved is anyones guess) is from the United States. Why there is such interest in our little, swampy corner of the world across the big pond, I would not know. However, on this blog we never made a secret for our friendship and admiration of the US, warts and all.

Today it is the fourth of July, Independence Day in the US. To commemorate, Blue Crab Boulevard put up the entire text of the Declaration of Independence.

The last weeks were entirely taken up by the goings on around the Turnip and the way it's contents are obfuscated to the point of incomprehensibility, just so our EU-ro politicos can ram it through against the will of a goodly part of their constituency. Read also this on Fulham Reactionary. It cites Luxembourg PM Juncker offering a glimpse of the mindset of the typical EU apparatchick:
I am astonished at those who are afraid of the people: one can always explain that what is in the interest of Europe is in the interests of our countries.

Britain is different. Of course there will be transfers of sovereignty. But would I be intelligent to draw the attention of public opinion to this fact?
That last sentence is EU-ro politics in a nutshell, really. It was probably for that reason that one section of the Declaration of Independence stuck with me:
–That to secure [the right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness], Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

–That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Government, deriving its just powers from consent of the governed (and not the governing, as per the EU) is always subservient to the People who have the RIGHT to alter or abolish it, should it violate the right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness of it's citizens.What a pale, bland and lifeless beast the Turnip is in comparison!

Anyway, to all US citizens, great and small, happening by here: Happy Independence Day!

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