European Declaration of Sovereignty
Popular Sovereignty defines democratic polities and applies to every Member State of the European Union: in Substance if not in Form, as in those States that are Constitutional Monarchies; and as a matter of Right if not always, or fully, of Fact.
However, the Principle of Popular Sovereignty fails to apply to the European Union, either in Substance or in Form; nor does it apply either as a matter of Right or of Fact. The European Union is thus a Polity that lacks a legitimate Sovereign.
When the sovereign citizens of the Member States are required to cede increasingly large parcels of their Sovereignty to the Union, such parcels do not devolve on an equally legitimate European Sovereign; nor are they shared, as alleged, with the Peoples of other States, since no State’s electorate is represented in the democratically elected Institutions of any other State.
Sovereignty devolves, instead, on lobbies, technocracies, bureaucracies or, at best, on political institutions so far removed from the original sources of their legitimacy as to become, for any practical purposes, illegitimate. This inchoate, anonymous and unnamed pseudo-Sovereign is free to impose its Treaties, Laws and Directives upon each citizen of each Member State; to deliberately cloak these Treaties, Laws and Directives in such opaque language as to render them incomprehensible even to highly educated and well-informed Europeans; and, worst of all, to impose them on each Member State, by means that circumvent and defraud the known or presumed will of the Sovereign.
In so doing, the present leaders of the Union betray the original purpose of its Founding Fathers. Prosperous and decent societies seem increasingly out of reach; and even the avoidance of War on European ground appears increasingly uncertain.
The preceding considered:
We, the Peoples and the People of the Union, constitute Ourselves Sovereign over Our common Polity, as We already are over each Member State;
We remind Our elected officials that their powers are exercised in Our name, and not in anyone else’s;
We demand the establishment of such Institutions as are needed for the good and legitimate governance of the Union, namely:
A full-powered Legislative Branch consisting of two Chambers, through which the Peoples and the People of the European Union can exercise their Right to adequate Representation;
An Executive Branch accountable to the Legislative;
And a proper Judicial Branch with the full powers and competencies attendant to a democratic Polity.
We remind the Union’s non-elected officials of their non-elected status; the Common Good which they serve is defined and determined by the Sovereign through its elected bodies; any professional, scientific or theoretical authority which Our Public Servants bring to their functions is to be used in the pursuit of the Common Good as a political given, not in its definition or determination.
Namely, the Economic Governance of the Union shall pursue the Common Good as defined by the Sovereign. Macroeconomic considerations are to be regarded as a means to this end, and not as ends in themselves. Much less shall a single macroeconomic criterion, such as the control of inflation, be isolated from the others and regarded as the sole purpose of all economic governance. Human Laws govern matters of Right, not of Fact; no scientific or theoretical proposition, however contested or uncontested, shall be subject, to its detriment or benefice, to any form of legal or constitutional validation. This prohibition applies to Economics as much as to any other branch of Knowledge.
We declare null and void, and denounce as usurpations, all Treaties, Laws and Directives, as well as any isolated clauses thereof, that violate the Spirit or the Letter of this DECLARATION, defy the Sovereignty of the People, or seem designed to circumvent, defraud or thwart the Will of the Sovereign; and announce Our determination to fight and disobey, either individually or collectively, any such norms.