Monday, February 28, 2005

Interesting Blog

I just ran across this blog on founding a south pacific federation. I found it on the always useful Federal Commonwealth Society discusion forum. The Federal Commonwealth Sociey proposes the Union of the Crown Commonwealth (i.e. those parts of the Commonwealth of Nations that Elizabeth II is Queen of).

Canadian Values

The third editorial into today's Wall Street Journal, "Canadian Free Riders," talk about the canadian government's decition to not participate in the U.S. missile defense system. What ever you think of the proposed system, what struck me was the mention of "Canadian Values" as a reason for Canada to not participate in its own defense. I had always thought Canadian Values were refered to in the royal anthem, "Let our empire be, loyal, united, free, true to herself and thee for ever more." Unfortunatly it seems now to be code for 60s leftist drivel.

Monday, February 07, 2005

AUN! Thoughts: A proposal for a declaration of Anglosphere Nationality

Declaration of Anglosphere Nationality

We the undersigned, being citizens or subjects of English speaking states, do solemnly declare that we are one nation bound together by:

a common English language,

a common literature,

a common history,

a strong civil society,

and common institutions of government rooted in Magna Carta including:

a tradition of constitutional government,

a tradition of representative democracy,

a tradition of independent courts,

and a tradition of protecting individual rights beginning with Magna Carta and developed in the English and American Bills of Rights which include,

the right to life, liberty, and property,

the right to trial by a jury of ones peers,

the rights to free speech, free conscience, and free association.

Ours is an open civilization, not defined by blood or ancestry, but by shared values. As such, we welcome others who wish to share in our culture and way of life.

By issuing this declaration, we hope that the English speaking people will become a more self aware nation, preserving and further developing their shared cultural and political tradition.

We pledge ourselves to build closer ties with our cousins around the globe and urge our political leaders to build closer ties among our nations.