In response to:

Europe's Wishes Came True

eddie again Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 10:53 AM
giving great power and authority to committees of people of average to below average intelligence, with very limited knowldege and highly questionable character is a recipe for disaster not to mention the elimination of individual freedom and liberty. wait a minute, that is what we are doing now by allowing the federal government to increase its powers and authority. we are submitting to being ruled by our inferiors. go figure. still, i guess some of the same were at least smart enough to realize that if they ran education they could make sure a majority of the citizenry was too ignorant to oppose their own enslavement.

Almost a decade ago, Europeans and many progressive Americans were lamenting how the United States was going to miss out on the 21st-century paradigm symbolized by the robust European Union. Neanderthal Americans were importing ever more oil while waging a costly "war on terror" and fighting two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our budget deficit in 2003 hit $374 billion.

The EU avoided foreign conflicts and embraced soft power. Its declining military budgets and centralized transnational government ensured that it could address global warming and fund ever-expanding entitlements. Even the poorer Mediterranean nations reached new heights of prosperity. The Greek economy...