Among the speakers so far on day three of CPAC was Daniel Hannan, British conservative and member of the European Parliament.

Of the many points made by Hannan, who offered some interesting perspective from the outside, one touched upon “restoring order and sanity to the federal budget.”

“When your debt touches 17 trillion dollars, that becomes a question of national security…My friends, when we are talking about numbers on that scale it’s not just your problem anymore, it becomes a problem for the western world in general.”

“The problem may be global, but the solution has to come from you.  Being a US citizen carries responsibilities, and chief among those responsibilities is that when you see your politicians going astray, it is for you to correct them or to replace them.”

Watch the full speech below.