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Independence day

Britain says “enough already.”

Britain’s stunning vote to bolt the EU sets into motion a lengthy diplomatic divorce for which there is no blueprint, and the economic and political upheaval is likely just beginning, say experts.

The immediate effect of the vote, in which Britons voted to leave the 28-nation bloc by a 52-48 margin was Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement that he will step down sometime before October.

“The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected,” Cameron said Friday morning. “I will do everything I can to steady the ship over the coming weeks, but I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination.”

I must admit: I did NOT see this coming. Cheers to the 52 percent of Brits who voted for Brexit and rejected the nascent one-worldism that the EU represents. Independence is never a bad thing, and setting up a huge, monolithic, impenetrable and unresponsive bureaucracy to micromanage everything always is. Ironic thing is, it really is an endorsement of the kind of core values Americans barely bother even paying lip service to anymore. Roger Simon puts it well:

Earth to elites: Citizens of truly democratic countries don’t want unlimited immigration into their countries by people who couldn’t be less interested in democracy. They also don’t want to be governed by the rules and regulations of faceless bureaucrats whose not-so-hidden goals are power and riches for themselves and their friends. Simple, isn’t it?

Yep. So simple, so incandescently self-evident only a liberal Supergenius could fail to see it.

It might be only a small one; it might not amount to anything much at all before it’s all said and done. But a step in the right direction it most certainly is. Again: hearty and unreserved cheers to the Brits. Ya done good, people. Back to Roger for the heartening conclusion:

Long live the Anglosphere. Remember the Magna Carta and all that. This is a day truly to celebrate, even if stock markets are crashing around the world. They’ll come back. Look on it as a buying opportunity. A bubble has broken, but it isn’t a stock bubble. It’s a human bubble consisting of elites who seek to govern in a manner not all that distant from Comrade Lenin, just hiding under a phony mask of bureaucratic democracy. They’ve taken a big body blow from the citizens of England. Churchill would be proud. Time for America to follow suit.

Time, and past time. I repeat: decline is a choice. Yesterday, a clear majority of our English cousins chose differently. More power to them…literally.

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