I just want to say how delighted I am – I didn’t think the Brits could pull it off. I was flat wrong – patriotism and a desire for liberty still live in the United Kingdom. I can only imagine how patriots in Britain feel today.
Make no mistake about it, this is a revolt of the people against a tired, worn out, corrupt, globalist Ruling Class which doesn’t give a darn about the people. Progressives will have a lot of hard words to say about those who voted to leave – but that is just Progressives, as usual, missing the point. The entirety of this is a simple desire of people to run their own lives – that if they must have rulers, at all, they want rulers who are responsible to them…and can be punished by them if they screw up. The European Union, in spite of a few fig leaves of democratic trappings, was nothing more than un-elected, self-appointed bureaucrats deciding how everyone else gets to live…and, of course, raking off a swell lifestyle for themselves. The British have decided that whatever happens to Britain, it will be the British people who will decide.
Well done Brits!! Toasting to your Victory!!!
French and Dutch conservative leaders calling for Brexit as well. EU may be toast.
In theory, a European Union was a good idea, but in reality it was just a way to bind nations together into an increasingly Progressive form of government. As Progressivism is, by definition, the movement of authority and control from the many to the few, we could see where this was going.
I think the Progressive demand for acceptance of immigrants/refugees the individual nations find threatening has been a big factor in this move to separate.
OT but I have this copied so I will start with it, as I think this is something you would enjoy, Mark:
A Philosopher’s Defense of the Reasoning Believer
by Matthew J. Franck
Jun 24, 2016 07:00 am http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2016/06/17175/
(An excellent new book, written with admirable clarity, demonstrates the compatibility—indeed the happy and mutually fulfilling companionship—of faith and reason, even and especially in matters of public life.)
“Some years ago, an expert on communication between the sexes published a book titled Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. In the escalating conflict between religious faith and secular political principles, everyone seems to think that Believers Are from Jerusalem, Nonbelievers Are from Athens. Judges, educators, scientists, academic philosophers and legal scholars, perhaps even many religious leaders themselves—all espouse some version of the view that religious beliefs are grounded on unreasoning faith alone, inhabiting a domain wholly apart from the dispensations of reason. The mental image is of a Venn diagram in which the two circles—labelled Faith and Reason—do not overlap at all.
Francis J. Beckwith’s new book, Taking Rites Seriously, sets out to correct this intellectual error.”
Yes, the British vote has confirmed my faith in the British people. As an Anglophile who has spent quite a bit of time in the UK, had British interns, and in general taken quite an interest in the country and its people, I’m happy to see them taking back the reins of their own government.
I hope we here can pay a little attention and stop even considering allowing the UN and other international agencies dictate laws to us.
“An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards.”