Pat Buchanan

Comes now the demand for "harmonization." This means that all rules, regulations and laws written in Brussels are to be imposed upon all the nation-states of the EU. Parliaments of sovereign nations are becoming as impotent as Rhode Island is to the dictates of the U.S. government and Supreme Court.

What is the driving force behind the New Europe? It is the will to power of politicians and a bureaucratic elite that has no allegiance to any nation, only a driving ambition to dominate, first, Europe, then the world. Like U.N. bureaucrats from ragtag Third World countries, they seek a larger canvas on which to paint.

Why have the peoples of Europe surrendered their independence and sovereignty to bureaucrats over whom they have no control? Because they are being bribed with a promise of cradle-to-grave security. The promise of the new regime is this: We will guarantee you a job, unemployment insurance, medical care, pensions for your old age, and free time to enjoy the bread and circuses of modernity: TV, sex, sports, films, travel.

It is the bargain Jacob offered Esau, a mess of potage in return for his birthright. Though libertarians cannot see it, global free trade is the lure leading us ineluctably into the trap of World Government.

Every free-trade zone ever established -- whether by the U.S. Constitution, the customs union of Bismarck or the Common Market -- has called into existence a powerful new regime that has displaced the old state governments that entered the zone. As creation of a national economy requires a national government, a transnational economy, as in Europe, requires a transnational government. And a Global Economy mean World Government.

In preventing that, patriots of all countries are allies, and the elites of many countries, not excluding our own, are adversaries. Nor is the battle lost as long as this Republic exists. And the elites of globalism know it. To them, we are the enemy.

Pat Buchanan

Pat Buchanan is a founding editor of The American Conservative magazine, and the author of many books including State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America .
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