Do you know what Brexit is? Do you know how significant this is? You need to, because something similar is about to strike the U.S. very soon. Brexit (British exit) stands for Britain's leaving the European Union. Britain has been a member of the European Union (EU) since 1973 (43 years). Two years after being accepted into the EU, British voters overwhelmingly approved the decision with 67% of the vote. They joined the Union because England thought this was the way to stay most relevant, and because politically and economically, it was supposed to be the best thing for the country and its citizens. But in the past 43 years, England has seen its economy worsen. Trade deals have favored other countries in the EU. Many businesses have closed up due to laws and regulations. Workers have suffered with less opportunities and lower wages, while the cost of living has continued to rise. England, through the past few decades, has become a lesser economic power in the world. In short, the EU has become an economic disaster for Britain.
Politically, England hasn't fared any better. Being in the EU has been a huge disappointment and frustration. England has been putting $20 billion annually into the Union and only getting $10 billion back. The monies are all put in a "pool" and divided up according to EU law. England has little say in it. In the past 20 years, Britain has voted against 72 measures in the EU council but has been defeated all 72 times. One hundred percent of the time! It wasn't about what was good for Britain, but rather what was good for everybody else. Britain became less of a world power, while their sovereignty diminished in the name of internationalism and the "common good". The promise of England being a major player in the world was only a mirage. England did not gain power but instead lost it. The EU was only suffocating England's individuality and freedom.
The thought of England actually leaving the EU was frightening for some. Many Britons thought that it was best to stay with the EU and not risk the unknown. England's prime minister, David Cameron, promised to renegotiate the EU membership and urged the voters to stay in the EU. Most politicians and organizations (who received donations from the EU pool) urged the voters to stay. But it was just a formality. It was estimated that 3/4 of the voters would vote to stay. But as the night went on the vote remained tight; in fact, Brexit was gaining steam. Videos showed people holding signs with, "WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK!" When all was said and done, Britons had voted 52% to 48% to leave the EU! There was an amazing 73% voter turnout. It was a victory for democracy and economic liberty. But it was a major blow to globalism, socialism, multiculturalism and all who support those ideologies.
Rudy Giuliani said, "Brexit is a major blow to Obama and Hillary's internationalist worldview." Many in the media and Washington D.C. voiced their disapproval or concern. But Donald Trump spoke otherwise, "They have taken their independence back! They have taken their country back!"
Even though Trump was in the lead, many still thought he would not last. I knew that Rubio and Cruz would have to take on Trump collectively and then duke it out at the end, but they didn't. They both thought that this storm called Donald would just blow away, so they attacked each other instead. Rubio was first to exit. That left only Cruz. At first, it looked like Cruz had a viable chance to make a go of it, but once Cruz teamed up with Kasich, that was it! Enough voters were tired of the same old political jargon and games. It was time for an anti-establishment guy to take charge. Enter Donald Trump. It wasn't a matter of whether he could do better, but rather that he couldn't do any worse! Now that Trump has the GOP nomination wrapped up, he is taking on Hillary Clinton. And just like Brexit, the establishment cannot fathom that enough voters will propel Trump into the White House. The Democrats are writing off the idea of Trump as a worthy opponent, just as the Republican establishment did only months ago. But I "see the writing on the wall." Trump was still standing, even after all the hits through the Republican debates, and he's still standing now.
Many voters are tired of both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. Many are tired of politicians across the board. They want a real change! And just like in England, the voters might turn out in droves to cast an anti-establishment vote. They'll either vote for the Republicrat or Democan called Trump. Could he do worse than Clinton? I say no. Continuing down the road we're on, will only bring trouble and hardship to America and Americans. We do need a different course, a real change. So stay tuned and watch out for the storm called Donald. It could turn out to be a hurricane or tsunami, come November.