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The Euro today...the Global tomorrow

By Tom DeWeese
web posted February 4, 2002

January 1, 2002 was the opening day for the "Euro" to become the official currency of twelve European nations. Gone are the Italian lira, the French franc, the Spanish pesetas, the German mark, and the Greek drachmas. Ancient currencies with proud heritages, sacrificed to a socialist political exercise that has erased borders and denied the national identity of some to the greatest nations the world has ever known.

Now the drive is on by European Union (EU) bureaucrats to consolidate their centralized power, including coordinated tax rates, corporate regulations, and labor laws. Can an EU court system and military be far behind?

International bureaucrats are crowing about the success of the EU and are laying plans for more such entities including a North American Union uniting Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Next will be the South American Union and then the African Union.

Once nations have found it so easy to sacrifice their national identity and sovereignty for the local union, it will be an easy step to unite them all under one central power. Gosh, what global force could be strong enough to take on such a responsibility? The United Nations has already spelled out its intentions through its Commission on Global Governance, though few have paid any attention.

Americans must remember that the United States is unique among all other nations of the earth. We have a rule of law that protects the individual. The sole purpose of our Constitution is to define the limited role of government in order to guarantee individual rights. We elect our representatives as opposed to being ruled by faceless bureaucrats.

Though our leaders have too often failed to keep the federal government within the limits set by our Constitution over the years, we are still doing a better job than any other nation. To simply capitulate our rights, our sovereignty, and our liberties to a central authority in which our nation has only one vote in 180, while our citizens have no votes at all, is simply insane.

The European Union is the "mini me" of the UN's drive for global governance.

Today's "Euro" currency will lead to tomorrow's UN "Global" bucks.

Tom DeWeese is the publisher/editor of The DeWeese Report and president of the American Policy Center, a grassroots activist think tank in Warrenton, VA. The Center maintains an Internet site at www.americanpolicy.org.

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