WASHINGTON. In June of 2016, the British people voted to reject the European Union’s authoritarian rule over the UK and reassert their sovereignty. And so, Brexit was a big winner at the polls.
But two years later, Britain remains a vassal state to the bureaucratic minions of the EU. All due to the inaction of the ruling Conservative Party, also known as the Tories. A party once shepherded by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who said:
“I had the patriotic conviction that, given great leadership of the sort I heard from Winston Churchill in the radio broadcasts to which we listened, there was almost nothing that the British people could not do.”
A party without a following
Churchill bravely rallied an outraged civilization – and a reluctant Conservative Party – against Adolf Hitler’s war machine. Today, Britain’s Conservatives cower in the face of the EU’s bloodless regulatory apparatchiks.
What is the result of this Conservative cowardice? A new political party has emerged and is ready to sweep establishment political parties off the map. It is the Brexit Party.
According to Britain’s Daily Mail:
“The Brexit Party will earn more votes than Labor and the Conservatives combined in the European Parliament elections, and could even beat the Tories in a general election.”
Andrew Hawkins, who heads the survey’s polling company ComRes, told the Mail:
“If the Conservative leadership contenders are not careful, there will be no party for them to lead.”
On the continent, meanwhile, the French don yellow vests and riot against the imposition of carbon taxes by a faceless cabal of eco-authoritarians – the self-appointed guardians of the climate.
A revolution down under
And just before Australia’s election last Saturday, polling indicated it would be a favorable referendum on the religious doctrine of climate change. It was an article of faith that politicians willing to do the bidding of UN climate fanatics were sure to win.
However, as a dower New York Times reported:
“Australians shrugged off the warming seas killing the Great Barrier Reef and the extreme drought punishing farmers. On Saturday, in a result that stunned most analysts, they re-elected the conservative coalition that has long resisted plans to sharply cut down on carbon emission and coal.”
In other words, Australians prize their individual and economic liberties and chose to preserve them despite tall tales of planetary destruction by a towering, manmade carbon monster.
Napoleonic pigs vs. John Locke
Getting back to England, from which sprang the Age of Enlightenment, the British people rejected the authoritarian rulership of a European Union intent on imposing the demands of unanswerable, authoritarian bureaucrats. Those conflicting with the foundational philosophy of fellow Englishman John Locke,
“Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.”
A notion Thomas Jefferson borrowed when he penned,
“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.”
But there are those who believe, in the words of Napoleon the pig of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” that “some animals are more equal than others.”
Megalomaniacal tiny tots
Take self-appointed climate heroin and Democratic member of Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
She insists the world will end in 12 years if we don’t surrender the entirety of American civil society to her and fellow eco-guardians. Doing so, of course, will require surrendering our liberties and returning to a time before fossil fuels powered an economy that remains the envy of the world.
AOC says all resistance is futile. “I’m the boss,” she tells 350 million American souls with wild-eyed innocence. Thankfully, this fantasy is only true for Orwell’s fictional pig and in the underdeveloped mind of this tedious L’ enfant Terrible millennial.
Not a dime’s worth of difference
In America, the Democratic Party is on the same page with these meddlesome bureaucrats. Republicans, meanwhile, are more interested in opposing the titular leader of their party, President Trump, than combating globalist busybodies seeking to destroy individual liberty and our national sovereignty.
America’s so-called “conservative” party, the GOP, has been in a steady state of decay ever since Ronald Reagan’s departure from politics in 1988. That is why a frustrated political base rejected the Republican Party’s lineup of the usual presidential suspects in 2016 – from moderately conservative Jeb Bush to arch-conservative Ted Cruz.
Instead, they chose a real, as opposed to phony, maverick in the form of Donald J. Trump.
In retaliation, a Republican Congress refused to repeal Obamacare and nearly scuttled the confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
A second American Revolution?
It’s clear swampy Capitol Hill Republicans are unhappy with their party’s voters and their desire to end the Democrat’s government-run health care disaster and see Trump’s efforts succeed in securing our southern border. GOP establishmentarians have made it clear there is little daylight separating the major parties on these and other issues.
Once Trump leaves office, perhaps he should follow in the footsteps of our English cousins. Once freed of the need to pay lip service to a dying GOP, he can disavow all allegiance to the party. A party that has so frequently joined with Democrats to oppose him. And, instead, form his own party.
The MAGA Party.
And like Britain’s Tories, we’ll see how long a never-Trump, open-borders, big-government GOP can long endure.
Top Image: Brexit photo illustration via www.inkmedia.eu,