“The people dont matter.”
It’s no surprise. The Secretary of State came to London three weeks and announced that Washington would ignore the referendum. Let’s acknowledge their consistency now in that case. After 99.8% of islanders voted to remain British, the State Department has again discarded their opinion, taking no position on sovereignty, but recognising what it calls Argentina’s “competing claim” to the Falkland Islands.
I’m tempted to suggest that Downing Street should recognise Mexico’s “competing claim” to Texas and California, but the Obama regime might well agree. Of course, there’s no competing claim for land by Buenos Aires, as explained by von Mises:
“A nation, therefore, has no right to say to a province: You belong to me, I want to take you. A province consists of its inhabitants. If anybody has a right to be heard in this case it is these inhabitants. Boundary disputes should be settled by plebiscite.”
Liberation theorists would concur, except, it seems, when those voting are white.