“Sovereignty is not just at the national level; that's the mistake of Brexit that other people make.” -Emmanuel Macron
On Sovereignty: Many people oppose international organization like the EU or the UN on the basis of infringing on national sovereignty, but this view of sovereignty is oversimplified and reactionary. What really is sovereignty without in context with other actors? By pooling sovereignty, national goals are more easily attainable. Sovereignty is useless without the ability of controlling ones future, and the nationalist interpretation of sovereignty is, ironically, closer to “Jesus taking the wheel”. David Cameron explains this well: “Sovereignty really means: are you able to get things done? Are you able to change things, to fix things?— You might feel more sovereign, but if you can't get your businesses access to European markets, if you can't keep your people safe… you're less in charge of your destiny." In the context of the EU, a “continental sovereignty” exists, and many may see the precautions to preserve European sovereignty as infringing on the national sovereignty, but rather these precautions are made to preserve national sovereignty; because Europe’s biggest threat is itself. Pooling sovereignty to create a peaceful Europe is what is preventing a new reich or world war. The EU preserves national interests by creating an environment for grown. This has just been my thoughts, and I would love to hear yours!
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