In the 27:27 video below, British Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Daniel Hannan urged CPAC members to “cleave to the most sublime constitution devised by human intelligence” and turn away from the disastrous path of the European Union.
“From a British Conservative who loves his country, to American Conservatives who still believe in theirs, honor the vision of your founders. Cleave to the most sublime constitution devised by human intelligence. Don’t be the generation that cuts itself off from the wisdom of your fathers and disinherits your children.”
Hannan warned the CPAC audience not to make the same mistake the United Kingdom made in ceding its sovereignty to the EU.
“If you repeat our [UK] mistakes, if you shift power from the 50 states to Washington, from the elected representatives to the federal czar, from the citizen to the state, we know exactly what lies in store for you. I’ve been a member of the European Parliament for 12 years. I am living in your future, or at least the future towards which your present leaders seem intent on taking you. Believe me my friends, you are not going to enjoy it.”
Hannan said that there’s still time for the United States to turn aside from the disastrous path of the EU, but he urged members to have the courage to defend the constitutional principles and the wisdom of the Founders that have made America exceptional.
“Never be afraid to speak to and for the soul of this nation, of which, by good fortune and God’s grace, you are privileged to be part.”
Full Speech: Daniel Hannan at CPAC 2012 27:27 Video