Support for Taiwan’s Referendum – Top Stories – Taiwan Referendum to Demand China Remove Missiles In their first-ever referendum vote, the people of Taiwan will be asked whether or not they should demand that China redeploy over 400 missiles aimed at the island, and to renounce the constant threat of war.

There seems to be a general fear in the West that this is unnecessarily rocking the boat – keep the ambiguous status quo and everyone will be happy eh? That’s fine if you don’t mind living a lie and living with 400 missiles pointed at your homeland, with a very large neighbor threatening to pull the trigger at any moment and isolating your country politically at every turn.

If you are not Taiwanese, put yourself in their shoes for a moment and ask yourself if you would stand for this kind of thing. I know I wouldn’t. China’s threats are wrong. Taiwan deserves sovereignty and the freedom to exercise it’s democracy and to call it’s own future. And yet the ludicrous official position of the United States is that we don’t support Taiwan’s independence, for fear that this would disrupt the status quo.

Had we feared rocking the boat back in 1776, we’d all be saluting the Union Jack and singing God Save The Queen today. It disgusts me that hypocritical democracies are asking Taiwan to just lie down to appease China, at precisely the time when they should be throwing their full support behind Taiwan’s democracy and pressuring China to tone down it’s rhetoric.