"The United States should not police the world!"
That was the slogan for many people when the US moves to support a rebellion or strike down a dictator. That the US has no right to poke their nose into the affairs of others. Yet, I don't see it being used for Obama when he made similar actions and I don't see it as of yet for this, outright attempting to sway politics in one of the United State's greatest friends.
If we want to discuss the merits and penalties of Great Britain leaving the EU, that can be spoken of in another thread. However, this is not for that. This is for asking ourselves if we really have a right to tell other countries what they are to do. Even if it is, "in the American interest" as Obama put it, it isn't our place to tell others how to lead their country unless they are outright killing them. And all the current UK Prime Minister David Cameron is offering should he be re-elected is to hold an in-or-out vote before the end of 2017. This means that he would give it to the people of England to decide if they stay with the EU or leave.
The United State Government should be supporting such a choice. Nothing is more free than a government to take an issue they could easily decide themselves without a word from the citizens and give it to the People to decide for themselves. But because it is not in 'our' interest, Obama thinks he should tell the British that they can do something that apparently enough of them want to do. I'm not from England, I don't live in Britain, I don't have ready access to the news on their country. However, I do believe I share one thing with our friends across the pond.
I hate it when nosy neighbors tell me I can't leave the Neighborhood Association.
A message to my fellow Englishman Roleplayers.. I'm sorry. He'll only be in office for a few more years. Maybe our next President will be more respectful and won't send the Queen an Ipod full of him talking and tell you what you can and can't do... I hope.
Source: www breitbart com/Big-Peace/2013/02/20/Obama-supports-EU-s-totalitarian-social-project
So, does Obama have a right to tell England they can't leave the EU? It isn't like he honestly can do anything about it, but it is a matter of respect, is it not? How would we feel if their Prime Minister told us we shouldn't do something that would only effect us?
I know there is a lot of room to wonder off, but for the most part lets keep it focused on Obama putting pressure on England.