Lowell Ponte ponders – Britain to exit EU?
If Great Britain Votes Thursday to Exit the European Union, This “Brexit” Could Unleash Global Chaos…. ( Or the Start of Worldwide Independence )
On Thursday, June 23, the British people will vote in a national referendum on whether to declare their independence from the European Union.
If they vote Yes, our Fourth of July fireworks 11 days later will take on new meaning. After all, this is our celebration of declaring and winning Independence from the British Empire.
It has taken 240 years, but Great Britain may at last be asserting its freedom from an even larger oppressive empire. In the U.S., this same global impulse can be seen in the popularity of anti-establishment politicians such as Donald Trump.
In the last national British referendum, in 1975, two of every three voters approved their nation joining the European Community, a bloc then devoted mostly to trade. In June 2016, polls show a close race between voters who want to stay in and those who want out of the EC’s successor, the European Union.
In today’s Great Britain, more than 60 percent of its laws and regulations originate not in the Parliament in London but in Brussels, Belgium, from an army of “Eurocrats” and members of the European Parliament. 
Imagine that we were in a binding union with the nations of Latin America, which outvote us and can impose their laws and rules in the United States. Imagine, says one pro-Brexit member of Britain’s Parliament, that a worker from any of these Latino countries has an automatic legal right to move to the United States and, if he fails to find a satisfactory job, is entitled to welfare that American taxpayers are required to pay him.
The EU imposed a $1.5 Billion fine on Poland for refusing to accept vast numbers of muslim refugees. Member nations in many ways lose control of their borders, sovereignty, laws and revenues. Nations such as Great Britain that once colonized others are being turned into colonies of the European Union megastate.
Come to think of it, this is close to what President Barack Obama already imposes on us.
No wonder that Mr. Obama recently visited Great Britain and spoke out against Brexit. But Americans can at least still pretend we are a sovereign nation, not the pawn or serf of a globalist union of foreign nations with the power to replace our laws with their ideology.
And as the Brexit debate brought to light, the European Union has routinely lied to the people and lawmakers of the United Kingdom. The Brits in April learned, for example, that the European Union has secretly been preparing an EU military capable of imposing its will on member countries and potentially preventing them from escaping its imperial grasp. 
The force behind this “stealth” EU military is Germany, which attempted a similar “unification” of Europe 75 years ago. Germany is also behind the new pan-European currency, the Euro, which is its attempt to rule Europe by economic power, to do what it failed to sustain by military power in World Wars I and II. 
Britain’s exit from the European Union is opposed by Conservative Party Prime Minister David Cameron through a barrage of scare tactics. Among these claims: Brexit will cost every British family thousands of pounds by denying Britain access to European markets, that it will cause economic chaos, and that Britain returning to its independent sovereign status of 45 years ago might even lead to the “end of Western Civilization.”
Cameron and others are serving business interests that have enriched themselves via European Union trade with Europe. If the vote wins, he will do everything in his power to delay separation from the European Union for years, or even for decades.
Other opponents of a European exit fear that if England votes to leave, then voters in many other places will demand their right to vote for secession. EU nations such as France have warned that they will harm Great Britain’s trade to deter other EU countries from trying to exit.
Scottish voters two years ago came close to winning independence from Great Britain. If Britain leaves the EU, then Scotland could vote to separate from the United Kingdom and then join the European Union as its own independent country.
(Few countries are rushing to join the European Union, with its crushing regulations and other high costs of membership. Days before the June 23 referendum, Switzerland withdrew its application to join the EU.)
Around Europe are dozens of secession movements. Many Venetians want to become an independent nation, as do a likely majority of Catalans around Barcelona, Spain. A successful Brexit vote could inspire many such movements.
Donald Trump is not a secessionist, but his anti-establishment populist rhetoric is part of a global phenomenon whose activists are winning votes in France, Germany, Italy and many other countries. People are simply fed up with old-line oppressive political leaders.
In North America, independent socialist Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has led a surprisingly successful rebellion to move the Democratic Party even farther leftward. And a movement in Vermont continues to call for separating from the United States – and perhaps becoming a province of Canada. Many in Quebec, meanwhile, still want to separate from the rest of Canada.
And in the United States, independence movements in Alaska and Texas  want their own Brexit-like referendums.
Historically, politics around the world involve forcing things together under bigger governments, or forcing them apart into smaller nations. An independence vote June 23 in Great Britain could help roll back the globalist government direction of the European Union. A vote against British independence could make its decline permanent, because the people will never again be allowed to regain their freedom with a ballot.
 Justin O. Smith, “For God, Country, Family, and Queen,” American Thinker, June 13, 2016. URL: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/06/for_god_country_family_and_queen.html
 David Maddox, “Secret Plot Exposed: EU in Stealth Plan to Set Up Army by Merging German and Dutch Forces,” London Express, April 20, 2016. URL: http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/662472/EU-federal-europe-European-army-merging-German-Dutch-forces
 Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte, We Have Seen the Future and It Looks Like Baltimore: American Dream vs. Progressive Dream. Phoenix: P2 Publishing, 2015. Pages 193-194; Professor Alan Sked, “How a Secretive Elite Created the EU to Build a World Government,” London Telegraph, November 27, 2015. URL: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/eureferendum/12018877/The-truth-how-a-secretive-elite-created-the-EU-to-build-a-world-government.html
; Christopher Booker, “The EU’s Architects Never Meant It to Be a Democracy: The Rise of a ‘Technocracy’ Was Always Part of the Plan for Europe,” London Telegraph, November 12, 2011. URL: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/8886498/The-EUs-architects-never-meant-it-to-be-a-democracy.html
 Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte, We Have Seen the Future and It Looks Like Baltimore: American Dream vs. Progressive Dream. Phoenix: P2 Publishing, 2015. Pages 146-147; Tom Dart, “’Why not Texit?’: Texas Nationalists Look to the Brexit Vote for Inspiration,” The Guardian (UK), June 19, 2016. URL: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/19/texas-secession-movement-brexit-eu-referendum