On government mandate and Saxons

This post started out as an update to our previous post, but it grew in such a manner that I feel it merits its own post. So... for what it's worth:

A big 'thank you' to Richard North for the kind mention (one is tempted to add 'in dispatches', but that would be a bit too presumptuous). Richard takes a more jaded view, saying 'They've been trying it on for years and, in the fullness of time, will succeed – as they always do'. And quite understandably so.

I thought it worth a post because I believe people should know this. Our intrepid MSM will not touch it (or any other story about the EUnions ever increasing intrusion in our daily lives), even though by rights this should be big, big news across Europe.

But a story is only a story if enough people think it is. Nobody knows this better then Mr. North, who, together with Mrs. Szamuely and Mr. Booker have worked tirelessly to explain to us the nefarious plot that is the EUnion, only to be met with blank stares and complete disregard by the political and media elites as well as most of the population at large.

This is, ceteris paribus, how the EUnion will gain dominion over all of our lives. Many are the stories of incompetence and even malicious neglect within the halls of Brussels (and the complicity of our local governments), but unless people wake up and take notice, the EUnion will get what it wants (incandescent light bulbs, or gloeilampen in NL, come to mind). All it takes for evil to triumph, etc... you know?

This is a most crucial point: No government can survive that does not have the consent (tacit or otherwise) of the people. If your government abandons you (which, in the case of for instance the Turnip Lisbon Treaty is true for a number of European member states) the social contract is voided. You are not beholden to a government that does not honour its mandate.

But the nature of government is that it views all it can survey as its mandate, unless, forcefully or not, it is confronted with its limits. And it is up to us, individual citizens gathering in common views, to enforce those limits. Peacefully, if we can. But if all else fails (as in the case of the Turnip Lisbon Treaty) our founding document, the 'Plakkaat van Verlatinghe', grants us the right to 'legally proceed to the choice of another prince for their defense'.

Of course, that only works if enough Saxons rise up and sigh 'You lied to us'.

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