FREEDOM – as we’re told by those who suffered under Communism, the Nazi jack-boot and other repressive regimes – is what citizens regret most once they’ve lost it. Above all else we must guard our freedoms.
It has long been the right of every freeborn British person to grumble about our leaders and others in authority over us. We call it “freedom of speech”.
On May 6th the EU removed that right. The European Court of Justice ruled that the right to complain about, or otherwise point out the failings or wrong-doings of, the EU Commission is illegal – and gave the Commission the right to legally punish “individuals who damage the institution’s image and reputation”.
Almost the same words were used in the Enabling Act of 1933, allowing the German government to “abolish civil liberties” including rights of free speech, which were not restored in that country until 1945. (Don’t take my word for it; the complete transcript of the Act in both German and English is available online.) So perhaps Boris Johnson wasn’t far wrong when he likened the EU to Hitler’s regime.
Add to this the recent sabre-rattling pronouncements of EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junker. He threatens the UK that if we leave the EU we will “be regarded as deserters” and “face consequences”. So much for the EU’s regard, respect and friendliness towards us!
Obviously remaining tied to and taking our orders from such unelected overlords and institutions – who care nothing for people but are fanatical about federalism – would rapidly remove the freedoms we should nurture and cherish.
There you have the most fundamental reasons for voting LEAVE on June 23rd.
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