The Brexit Vote Highlights How Far America Has Fallen

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By now the world knows that the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, with the message of freedom sending governments and central planners into a state of panic and chaos. Here at home, President Barack Obama attempted to threaten the United Kingdom voters into submission with vague trade threats. It failed and arguably empowered the Leave movement to pull ahead in the final days leading up to the election.

Who wants to be told by a foreign leader how to think and vote?

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There’s a special level of hypocrisy in the United States of America telling Britain not to secede from their current government. Would the founders of our own Republic had seen this coming? If we could go back in time and tell them a future President would be telling the British that secession was a bad idea, what would would their response be?

In terms of history, President Barack Obama has again embarrassed the United States of America.

The audacity to tell another country how they vote is one thing, but to literally threaten them takes it all to a new level. What makes everything look increasingly odd is the fact it is the President of the United States of America telling the British to accept big government, instead of pushing for freedom.

Obviously, the United Kingdom voted on their own and did not give in to the pressure of the American President. Though the fact that the British did this highlights another issue within the United States.

The United States of America seceded from the British in favor of freedom. The colonies had no economic independence and were oppressed by the big government of the Crown, essentially existing for the betterment of a government across the Atlantic Ocean.

Our founders sought better and left.

Centuries later, the British are now apart of the European Union. As part of the European Union though, they’ve shared the burden of a continent and lacked the independence they once had. It got to a point where a referendum was pushed and it passed.

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While the issue was active, the American President was making the case to not secede. Back at home, President Obama’s political party is making a push to eliminate due process of law. The idea is that even being suspected of a crime is enough to have constitutional rights eliminated. All the while, the National Security Agency is spying on it’s own citizens and storing data that is intercepted without constitutional authorization. America is waging wars abroad as part of an arguably imperialistic agenda without constitutional authorization from the Congress.

The British are officially more favorable to freedom than the United States of America.

History now paints an interesting picture. America left a tyrannical Empire to become an independent country, but almost immediately began sacrificing that with the Alien and Sedition Acts. Centuries later, the government spies on citizens, stores their personal information, wages undeclared wars abroad, and is now seeking to officially destroy due process. On the other hand, the British just voted for independence.

Let that sink in, America.

Chris Dixon is a liberty activist and writer from Maine. In addition to being Managing Editor for the Liberty Conservative, he also writes the Bangor Daily News blog "Undercover Porcupine" and for sports website Cleatgeeks.

  • Antodav

    The British didn’t vote for “independence”. They voted for racism, xenophobia, isolationism, and protectionism, against the free market and against liberty itself. Your comparison is flawed.