My neighbors moved here 11 years ago from TN, they threatened me as I tried to work on cars at my home (I'm a mechanic and Native American). They are VERY racist and have been threatening to other neighbors as well. Some have moved and they have moved their family members to those homes. Now they have moved to other cities, probably repeating the same activities there. The homes (and businesses) that remain around me, their residents and employees have European accents(Chech?) and they still threaten myself and other neighbors. Should I contact Homeland Security? NRH, TX
Regardless of what the EU does, it cannot work without the support of the USA. The USA is the world's foremost superpower. Even when it comes to the United Nation, the USA has the final vote. Slowly over the last decade, we have seen the European nations come closer and closer together to form a union. Who knows though? Maybe one day, we just might see a one world order. But in my opinion, then we will be seeing revelations in the Bible coming closer and closer to reality.
The United States should not be threatened by the European Union because it allows the U.S. to better work with Europe as a whole. With the world becoming economically and socially smaller it is more important than ever that all countries work together. The greater the ability of Europe and the United States to work together the greater the overall benefit will be.
Not only of the E.U.
With the growth/spread of the influences: Political, Financial, Moral ( varies within the E.U. as it does in the U.S.), population & Religious, by the migration of peoples. Their beliefs, their laws, their lifestyles & their willingness, (or lack thereof) to become a part of the area they move into cannot help but place pressure on their new neighbors. That pressure then extends beyond the immediate area/country.
If this minority strives to exert, subvert or change the country(s) they have moved into, then any previous agreements/treaties are placed in jeopardy.
A migration like that is taking place not only in the E.U. but in the U.S. as well.
These minorities are pushing to change Legal regulations in their favor, to create countries within Countries where their laws, beliefs & languages prevail. These minorities cannot be ignored & their existence must be taken into account. But when will the tail control the dog?
The E.U. has become more than just a Confederation of countries created to have a strong unified monetary system. The Confederation that went into creating Switzerland had other common goals, not just financial ones, they had common backgrounds & a willingness to work with each other.
There have been changes in some of the E.U. legal systems. The established systems have had to add provisions to allow a second legal system to be brought about, separate but of equal validity.
The E.U.'s lack of a unifying stable background makes them more, not less, likely to sway the U.S.
The problems now, not just with countries within the E.U. but those outside neighbor countries with their financial, political & belief system problems.
The E.U. is a big system & it effects, not only Europe, but like the U.S., nearly every point on the globe.
The E.U. can, by misstep, create such harm, in fact any of the large financial/political systems could.
We need to be careful, to be prepared, to help if we can, but to protect our own interests & safety. Any large being must be careful where it steps or of what might step on it.
Adding a bunch of countries with close proximity to another to form a "union" is not the way to achieve world domination, or become a superpower. Members of the EU are allied with the U.S., and the U.S. Will obviously have the final say so in any type of conversation.
The European Union is not very stable. Many members of the EU are getting corrupt or are extremely bankrupt (Greece for example). Also, other bigger and stronger members of the EU have been long term allies and close friends with the USA and would be very reluctant to just end their friendship because someone else forces them to.
Many immigrants to the United States can attest to the problems of a divided Europe, when so many countries promote conflict intentionally or unintentionally through differences in goals, language, and currency. Countries focus on their own needs and often do not consider the impact of their decisions and treaties on the rest of the continent. The European Union can promote cooperation and collaboration that does not necessarily threaten the United States.
The United States is allied with Great Britain, Germany, Italy, France and many other members of the European Union. Some have been allies with us since the founding of this country. Other countries joined our side during World War 1 and World War 2. More joined afterwards. Most members of the Union have a form of democracy, in one way or another. I see no reason why our allies would be a threat, or threatening to the United States, in any way.
The European Union provides many of the same benefits to individual members, the same as the United States provides to its states. Although it makes them, in some aspects, stronger, they are still independent in many ways, politically and economically. Many of our traditional allies are members and wish to work with us.
While they may seem like a formidable force economically, the USA is already in a recession and there is no reason to feel threatened by the EU. Not only that, but the EU has problems of their own to deal with. Many countries like Greece and Italy are in debt.
The United States Economy is strong. We have a good currency, and we have great people. We have many businesses that compete internationally, and we have a wealthy nation. We should not be threatened, just because another economic system is doing well. We are able to succeed and grow, and to grow with other nations and systems. We don't have to be the wealthiest and the best at everything to be a strong country.
The United States has no reason to feel threatened by the European Union. Just like it has taken time for America to become the strong powerful force that it has, it will take time for the European Union. During this time the United States will be evolving and will find ways to compete with another strong force as well as hold its ground.
Too many of the countries that make up the European Union are either neutral, or have strong ties with the United States to prevent them from ever being a collective threat. If anything, the European Union would act to further good relations with the U.S. for trade benefits with its members that may not like the U.S. as much as some of the other members.
Dealing with one currency and the stable governments in Europe is preferable over doing business with dozens of countries that have potentially conflicting laws and different currencies. It has worked well for several years now, and I don't see it changing.
The European Union formed to create a politically and economically powerful entity linking numerous smaller parties across Europe. While such a body represents a competitor in many ways for US market dominance, it also offers a strong market for US products. Economically, having an economically powerful group of people increases the likelihood of selling US consumer goods. As such, the EU can help strengthen the US economy.
The U.S. should not see the European Union as a threat because there is no evidence to support the idea that it is one. On the contrary, the EU has consistently been the ally of the U.S. in most significant respects (such as it's support when the U.S. was attacked by terrorists). The idea of the EU as a threat to the US would only be a distraction from real potential threats like the hostility to the US in many parts of the Middle East.
The U.S. should not be threatened by the European Union. To put it more succinctly, they are currently a group of nations friendly to the U.S...we should keep it that way, and fearing them seems counter intuitive. In addition, many citizens of the United States have ancestry tracing back to Europe. We have many things in common with them: heritage, similar systems of government, and the want of a peaceful world. In order to work well with the EU, we must respect them, work with them, and politely disagree when needed (the key word being "politely"). In my opinion the EU is no more threatening than our friendly neighbor to the north, Canada. We needn't fear the European Union, but continue to work together on shared goals.
I don't think the US should be threatened by the European Union. Although in a union, the EU is a loose coalition with diverse national interests, unlike the US which is a unified country. The objectives of the EU are trade and self improvement, not world domination and are therefore unlikely to be threatening.
The European Union has stabilized what has historically been an unstable area of the world. The European Union reduces many of the historic conflicts that could threaten peace. The European Union is a competitor in many ways, but culturally, economically and philosophically, they are close allies to the United States.
In international political and economic situations, many of the hindrances to progress come from a front that is not unified. Competing interests are always present in a union, and even if they are able to come together on a particular issue, it will take longer and require more resources. Therefore, it does not pose a serious threat to one unified nation, such as the U.S.
I totally disagree that the U.S. should be threatened by European Union because both of them are considered to be the power house in the world, and moreover, there is no justifiable evidence against the U.S. so that European Union should threaten them. Also, at the current economic scenario, the European Union is facing lots of problems, which it is not able to solve. So, it is better to look into their problem rather than threatening the U.S.
I'm not sure what kind of threatened this question means, I am assuming it means threatened in a way that would mean another entity in the world has some power, some influence and some wealth. If this is the threat, then I see it as no threat at all. It is unrealistic and antagonistic for the US to think that it can remain the only superpower in the world. It puts the rest of the world in an inferior position where I'm sure they don't want to be.