Monday, March 30, 2009

Daniel Hannan: United States Limited Government Foundation

Daniel Hannan, the whirlwind slamming the Prime Minister with inspiring words like "you can't spend us out of a recession" - captured the reason for being of the United States of America and summarized it as likely no U.S. history professor in University or College could, or would. (Majority being wholly liberal).

Appearing on Fox News Network cable programs recently - as he answered a final question from Sean Hannity, Annan said:

the United States should stick to its basics from its founding principles...

Hannity interrupted and said "capitalism."

Annan continued, instead highlighting limited government...

OK! Sometimes, it takes someone from outside our own "village" to educate us to what our country's government really was all about when it was founded and should be all about.

Hannan grabbed headlines - legitimately so as well - when he said on Hannity's program:

(video clip provided)

"It's common sense that when you are in debt you spend less. Anyone except a politician can see that."

Hannity loved the line.

It'll be on Fiat/Chrsyler car bumber stickers, soon, surely.

But his more pertinent line U.S. = Limited Government will be lost to many... unless Hannan keeps on saying it whenever he faces the U.S.-based Press and other cable interviewers.

Net the Truth Online

European Parliament Member Disagrees With Spending to Get Out of a Recession
"Your World With Neil Cavuto," March 25, 2009,2933,510781,00.html

My speech to Gordon Brown goes viral by Daniel Hannan
Posted on Mar 25, 2009 at 19:14:00
Tags: blogs , dizzy , European Parliament , Gordon Brown , Guido Fawkes , youtube
The internet has changed politics - changed it utterly and forever. Twenty-four hours ago, I made a three-minute speech in the European Parliament, aimed at Gordon Brown. I tipped off the BBC and some of the newspaper correspondents but, unsurprisingly, they ignored me: I am, after all, simply a backbench MEP.

So I said to Gordon Brown, I said...
Posted By: Daniel Hannan at Mar 24, 2009

Link to video of Hannan speech to PM and transcript

MEP Daniel Hannan Stripping the Bark Off PM Gordon Brown
By Bob Ellis on March 26th, 2009

Speaking truth to the prime minister Posted: March 30, 2009

Editor's note: Daniel Hannan's fiery speech addressing Gordon Brown at the European Parliament electrified the Internet when it was broadcast on YouTube last week. Vox Day interviewed the iconoclastic Englishman about Brown, Britain, and the global economic crisis on March 26, 2009.
In your speech, you mentioned that one cannot spend one's way out of a recession. This would appear to contradict the neo-Keynesian approach of Alastair Darling and the U.S. fiscal authorities. Do you subscribe to a different economic model?

Yes, certainly! We saw where the Keynesian model led! We pursued it from the '30s to the '70s. And it ended up in recession, stagnation, inflation and debt. It's much easier to begin a government program under the guise of counter-cyclical spending than it is to terminate it, so you end up with the state becoming more and more bloated. It's a measure of how panicked people are, that they've forgotten all of the lessons of that unhappy period.

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