Friday, 24 June 2016

Make Britain Great Again: Thoughts Upon the British Referendum

All opinions and thoughts are only those of the author, who quite possibly may be wrong on many of his speculations.  Feel free to comment below with your thoughts. In any of what has been said, the author means no offence to any of the readers.

        Well, the polls have been closed, the voters have voted; the counters have counted, and results have been announced. And Britain has voted, by an ever so slight majority percentage, to take their leave as a member of the European Union (EU).  In a purely economic and political sense, I, despite not being a British citizen, am convinced it is the right choice for Britain to leave the EU.  One of my friends in the UK, a Scottish young man completing his studies with a degree in law, has evidently put some careful thought into his choice:

        "Let's think about this. Even the doomsday scenarios Remainers are touting say it's going to be chaos for ten years. In ten years . . . I'll still be a fair few years from middle age, and my extended family's next generation may be starting school. So, worst case scenario as per Remain, I and the rest of the 'future' will spend most of our lives in an improving, globalized and free Britain. So, flip that. Where will the EU be in ten years? Or twenty? Decades more tied to the economic dead zone of the world. Decades more of Brussels making more and more laws applying to our                                                                                          lives however we vote.

        "I'm one of those George Osborne says has most to lose. Young, no property, just entering the job market. I love traveling and international culture. But what is ten years of economic uncertainty compared to what others has sacrificed for our freedom, our democracy? Nothing. And let's face it. Everyone who's giving us these doomsday scenarios have been wrong before (*cough Euro*). The way I see it, the world is the UK's oyster. We've got links to many great nations, like Australia, Canada, and India. And most importantly we'll be free from the imposition of laws by people who we cannot vote out of power."

        Frankly, I believe the EU is an outdated system.  Brought into being in 1958 as the EEC: European Economic Community, to combat the Red Empire - the Soviet Union - it is no longer necessary to have so many rules, regulations, and restrictions on free countries.  Back then there was no mass production and shipment of products around the world, there was no internet, let alone Amazon.  So it was a good idea and help for the time; however, all of that has now changed.  The rules meant to help free trade, and govern imports and exports have done their job.  These rules, I would contend, hamper and tie the hands of not a few countries who are part of the EU.  And the big thing which I see as a large problem would be the introduction of an EU military force.  Britain would be no more than a servant of a governing body.  She would have to relinquish her currency, her borders, and her judicial system.

        Thus, in order to grow and remain a free country, Britain has made the right choice in leaving a system which serves her no longer.  And I believe that Britain will grow stronger once again now that she is free from restrictions governing her trade.  As my friend mentioned above, Britain has links to Asian countries, South American countries, and also her Commonwealth countries.  She can now have better interests and control of her own imports and exports with other non-European nations.  For those who are saying that now Europe will trade less with Britain, Europe will not want to stop Britain from purchasing, for example, their automobiles, which bring them millions in profit every year.

        But no matter how strong Britain grows in her economic prosperity, she will never become truly great again, unless one thing happens. The fact is that Britain, like almost all of the Western world, has sadly forgotten the founding principles which gave her life to become one of the greatest nations in history.  She has forgotten God.  And until she remembers her Maker, she will never be fully 'Great' again.  Britain, I wish you the best in your endeavours toward freedom and democracy.  Please, remember the words of your Christian King, Alfred the Great, who brought law, stability, freedom, and prosperity during his excellent reign:

        "For in prosperity a man is often puffed up with pride, whereas tribulations chasten and humble him through suffering and sorrow. In the midst of prosperity the mind is elated, and in prosperity a man forgets himself; in hardship he is forced to reflect on himself, even though he be unwilling. In prosperity a man often destroys the good he has done; but amidst difficulties he often repairs what he long since did in the way of wickedness."

Written and Posted by William A Moore

All opinions and thoughts are only those of the author, who quite possibly may be wrong on many of his speculations.  Feel free to comment below with your thoughts. In any of what has been said, the author means no offence to any of the readers.

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