British Independence Day, June 23rd 2016

As Americans get ready to celebrate Independence Day on July 4
with fireworks and cookouts, the British have just declared their own independence...
British Independence Day
Geoffrey Pike
Photo By Geoffrey Pike
Written Friday, July 1, 2016
As Americans get ready to celebrate Independence Day on July 4 with fireworks and cookouts, the British have just declared their own independence. It all happened on June 23, although the final results were not known until June 24.

When the American colonists declared their independence from Great Britain, they ended up with a war. King George III would not allow this secession without a fight. Of course, as with most wars, the leader is not the one doing the actual fighting.

With 52% of the voters of the United Kingdom declaring their secession from the European Union, luckily they will not likely meet the same fate as the American colonists. Nobody expects the EU to send in an army to push down the rebellion.

Still, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of threats. A majority of the UK voters — by a slim margin — made it known that they have had enough. They don’t want to be ruled by a bunch of bureaucrats in Brussels, Belgium, especially when they have little say in the game.

To be sure, the “leave” voters had their differing reasons for wanting to leave the EU. But the establishment was united in its efforts to prevent this. The EU is the foundation of the globalists who want a new world order or a one-world government. This is a major disruption to their plans, so they are not going to go down quietly.

There are stories about some voters having regrets in voting to leave. If the establishment media finds two people out of 65 million to say this, then this is enough for them to report the regret.

Some are calling for a do-over. It is like a child that loses a game and then says, “Let’s play best two out of three.” And if that doesn’t work, then it is the best three out of five.

But in the case of the establishment, they don’t want the best two out of three. They just want another vote. If their side wins, then that would be the final one.

Another option for the EU and the majority of politicians in the UK is to simply not obey the outcome of the vote. They could just refuse to abide by the referendum. The problem with this strategy, which I think they recognize, is that they would just lose more legitimacy. It would send a clear message to the voters that their opinions really don’t mean anything.

It is ironic that much of the left, who like to so often champion democracy, are siding with the EU, which is mostly a bunch of unelected regulators. They are democrats as long as the voters choose “correctly.” If not, then they are too stupid to decide.

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