The Euro and Democracy

The ever brilliant Andrew Sullivan makes a good point about the rise of the Euro. How many people in Germany, Spain, or Italy voted to adopt the Euro? The answer is none. Sullivan notes that US journalists make love to the First Amendment at every turn, but seem to roll over when Eurocrats go against the wills of their own people and cement their personal power in Brussels. The EU is becoming increasingly autocratic, increasingly bureaucratic, and more and more powerful. It’s a shame that too few Europeans and far too few Americans are not taking a stand against what seems to be a very deeply disturbing power grab by a handful of elites over traditions of democracy and individualism. At least the British, the Swedes, and the Danes are willing to take a stand for common sense and democratic ideals.