The EU will come apart, and so will the US

Dick Morris: The European Union Will Come Apart

Click here to read the article. Decide for yourself whether you believe that Dick Morris is correct.

I believe that he is, and that the same applies to the US.

I am old enough to remember the "Common Market" - which I understood to be a set of free trade agreements to promote peaceful relations and economic development. I didn't see any problem with that, and still don't. But for reasons of political ambition, it evolved over time to become something quite different, namely the EU. That was a bad idea from the get-go. The insistence upon a common set of laws and regulations, a centralized bureaucracy, and a common currency, has worked out to be a disaster for individual liberties, a stranglehold on small businesses, a threat to regional and national identity and culture, and an open doorway for jihadis, not to mention a financial drain not merely on Germany, but also on the US.

The US is going through much the same thing with profligate spending in Washington DC and in many of the States, and as with Greece, it's all about too many people on the government payroll, along with overly generous wages, benefits, and pensions for government workers at the federal, state, and local levels. They can't afford it and they go into debt to pay for it. The Obama administration wants to bail out those states and localities, in order to pay off the teachers' unions and the SEIU for helping to get Obama elected. We obviously can't afford it either, and if we can't stop spending money that we don't have, this type of wastefulness will end up causing the bankruptcy and most likely the eventual breakup of the US.

Secession is no longer a dirty word, and despite all the insistence on "preserving the Union," there has never been anything in the US Constitution that precludes secession. These days, I doubt that there is the political will to make war against any State or group of States that wants to secede. Fewer and fewer States want to be held hostage to the profligate spending and runaway indebtedness of the federal government, or of those States, such as California, that cannot stay within their budgets.

The take-home lesson for voters everywhere: Don't spend what you don't have, and don't make promises you can't keep, it's as simple as that!

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