I have to admit, aside from converting dollars to Euros in my travels across the pond, I never really thought much about the EU. I remembered what a disaster these little alliances created back in 1914, but if European countries want to get together for a common currency and negotiate trade with a collectivist voice, why would I care? But after Brexit, with all the hand wringing, pearl clutching and bed wetting, I figured I better bone up on what all the whining is about. Long story short, no American would ever put up with this kind of alliance, so why do the Europeans? Well, they may not be for long.
First assignment, read up (it’s short) on 7 reasons why the EU really really sucks ass;
Why would anybody in their right mind think this would be a good idea?
the EU has nothing to do with growth, competition, or freedom. The WSJ had probably the best description of this abortion, “An innovation killing superstate obsessed with regulatory harmonization, tax hikes, green energy dogma and anti competitive antitrust enforcement.”
Both Norway and Switzerland have proved it is possible to be a vibrant/prosperous/thriving/secure country within Europe without the threatening nanny state from Brussels. Why can’t the UK do what these 2 much smaller countries have been doing for years?
Yes, it was delicious to see Obama wag his skinny finger at the Brits with threats of ,”Back of the queue for you, losers”, then have them give him another finger, I guess his days of slowing the rise of oceans and healing the planet are over.
The UK is our largest direct foreign investor, it is in our best interest to facilitate their transition, a trade agreement, mutably beneficial to both should be a slam dunk.
As freedom loving practitioners of self determination, we should not be surprised at Brexit, more will follow;
Riding a bike without training wheels is inevitable, not something to fear. For a nation that once bragged that the sun never set on it’s empire, to see this sort of hysteria at this pure play of self government, I can just see the likes of Churchill, Marlboro, Locke, Cromwell, and Thatcher saying ,”Your British for God’s sake, take off that dress and show some balls”.