The EU is a Threat to Democracy | Jacob Rees-Mogg | Oxford Union

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Jacob Rees-Mogg discusses the intrinsic problems of socialism that are impossible to solve.

SOURCE URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUKjTPPcOdQ


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  • Posted by salta 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    This video is from 2013. This is one of the most consistent British MPs.
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    • Posted by Lucky 3 weeks, 3 days ago
      Right. That J Rees-Mogg does not appear to have the personality to go further, but I have not seen him actually speak.

      Some background on the EU:

      A government that cannot be voted out.
      It has the sole right to initiate legislation.
      It does not submit itself to elections.
      It is an appointed body of unknown bureaucrats and failed national politicians.

      Neither national parliaments, British, French, or German or other, nor voters
      can reject or amend the Commission’s laws and regulations or the decision of the European court .

      European law is superior to what are still quaintly called “national laws.”

      If a national referendum (one of the few escape hatches in this panopticon) rejects a European decision, the voters are asked to vote again until they get it right.

      In short the EU’s defences against democratic accountability are pretty watertight.
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      • Posted by salta 3 weeks, 3 days ago
        Also, EU auditors have found "significant errors" in their accounting every year. But not passing the audit has no downside for the EU when they are not answerable to anyone.
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  • Posted by Lucky 3 weeks, 1 day ago
    Just found this-
    theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/08/...

    EU President Donald Tusk said: we are all victims of Britain’s internal politics.

    EU presidents are not elected but appointed by a technocratic system of central-planning bureaucrats. Tusk does not understand individual liberty, individual freedom, nor a system of government where the people actually get to determine their own future.
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  • Posted by term2 3 weeks, 2 days ago
    I am beginning to think that democracy is a threat to our survival. We need to revert to a republic with a rationally based constitution. Democracy just reverts to mob rule and irrationality.
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    • Posted by  $  3 weeks, 2 days ago
      It is an empirical fact that socialism is a product of democracy. That's a tough pill to swallow.
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      • Posted by term2 3 weeks, 2 days ago
        I think family life is essentially socialism in action, given that the parents give according to their ability and the kids take according to their needs.
        The process of growing up is fending for oneself, but obviously a LOT of people never get to that stage. They think that "stronger together" means they dont have to fend for themselves. If that growing up process doesnt occur relatively early, a person is a socialist for life...
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        • Posted by  $  3 weeks, 2 days ago
          That is a keen observation. Basicially, the dominating culture is sick, wounded, and cenile. Nobody is addressing that issue. One mind cannot think for all minds and all minds can never think for one mind. I chose to not have children because any number of children would get in my way. In my house, we do not have children before establishing a lasting legacy that also has respect on the world stage. Without that, for us, having children is senseless.
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          • Posted by term2 3 weeks, 2 days ago
            I havent had children either. It seemed like a huge responsibility financially, and I might only get to teach them perhaps a few hours each day. The rest of the time they would be with peers who would influence them potentially very negatively.
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