(Video) Must-viewing: Daniel Hannan at CPAC 2012

Posted by: Phineas on February 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was held this last weekend in D.C. I didn’t attend, sadly (1), so I’ve been working my way through the speeches I would have attended, looking for some to share.

Boy, have I got a good one for you.

Daniel Hannan, a Conservative member of the European Parliament from SE England, spoke to the assembled conventioneers and gave them a warning from the future: America is on the way to becoming a statist mess like the EU, but there is still time to change direction. (Unlike Europe?)

He also spoke with an outsider’s admiration for our political accomplishments and evincing a knowledge and understanding of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution that I daresay few Americans could match. And also a sadness that his own homeland, the birthplace of our common heritage, is well on the road to chucking it all away.

But, enough. Watch and enjoy:

Two final questions:

Is there any way we can kidnap Hannan, grant him citizenship, and force him to serve in the Senate? And, be honest, how many of you watched this, imagined Hannan debating President Obama and started giggling?

I did.

RELATED: Earlier posts featuring Daniel Hannan. In this video, which made him a star among US conservatives, Hannan shreds then-PM Gordon Brown.

(1) Generous donations for next year gladly accepted!

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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4 Responses to “(Video) Must-viewing: Daniel Hannan at CPAC 2012”


  1. Sefton says:

    Another trait difference he illustrated between the current elites/progressives both in the WH and Congress was the common humility of Washington and Reagan.
    In fact it’s a glaring reversal to the petulant, narcissistic, power-grabbing ass we have for the current POTUS.

    Great speech.

  2. ST says:

    Love him.

    And what a contrast between him and Obama. One believes in American exceptionalism. The other does not.

  3. So Cal Jim says:

    This was the most eloquent defense of America and our magnificent constitution that I’ve heard in a very long time. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg would do well to listen to this speech and to reflect on it.

  4. Jim McDonald says:

    There will always be an England as long as great men like this walk the Earth.