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Last week’s UK vote to leave the EU may have come as a shock to many, but the sentiment that led British voters to reject rule from Brussels is nothing unique. In fact it is growing sentiment worldwide. Frustration with politics as usual, with political parties that really do not differ in philosophy, with an economy that serves the one percent at the expense of the rest of society is a growing phenomenon throughout Europe and in the United States as well. The Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump phenomena are but one example of a frustrated public sensing something is very wrong with society and looking for a way out.

What is happening in the UK, in Europe, and in the US, is nothing less than a breakdown of the entire system. The EU was meant to be a customs union where post-World War II Western Europe could rebuild itself through free trade and a reduction in bureaucracy. Through corruption and political ambition it became an unelected bully government in Brussels, where the well-connected were well compensated and insulated from the votes of mere citizens.

Whatever happens in the near future – and it is certainly not assured that the vote to “Brexit” will actually end in the UK’s departure from the EU – a line has been crossed that supporters of more personal liberty should celebrate. Rule from London is preferable to liberty-minded Britons than rule from Brussels. Just as Texans should prefer rule from Austin to rule from Washington. That doesn’t make either option perfect, just more likely to produce more freedom.

Is Brexit the first victory in a larger freedom movement? Can we get out of a system that creates money out of thin air to benefit the ruling class while impoverishing the middle class? Can we get out of a central bank that finances the wars that make us less safe? Can we exit Executive Orders? Can we exit the surveillance state? The PATRIOT Act? Can we exit NDAA and indefinite detention? Can we exit the US worldwide drone program, that kills innocents overseas and makes us ever-more hated?

Getting out of NATO would be a good first move. This Cold War relic survives only by stirring up conflict and then selling itself as the only option to confront the conflict it churned up. Wouldn’t it be better to not go looking for a fight in the first place? Do we really need still another NATO military exercise on the Russian border? It should be no surprise that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was fear-mongering on the eve of the Brexit vote, warning UK citizens that if they vote to leave they could face increased terrorism.

Likewise, the US would do well to exit the various phony “free trade” agreements that provide advantage to the well-connected elites while harming the rest of us.

The act of exit is liberating. We should make a longer list of those things we would like to get out of. I am only getting started.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. It took mankind a long time to learn how to deal with incompatible religious beliefs: that is to let each person choose. Given modern technology, that solution could be applied to political beliefs so that individuals could join together to form political organizations fully compatible with all members. Perhaps like political friendly societies.

    Religious beliefs are perceptions that concern survival after death, political beliefs are perceptions that concern survival during life. Everyone should be free to choose in both cases.

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    Much of mankind has not learned this lesson at all. There is no freedom of religion in a Muslim place like Saudi Arabia.
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  2. Rehmat says:

    In the middle of Brexit excitement, the Western pundits are trying best not to mention that European Union itself is controlled by the Zionist Jewish lobby groups.

    Very few people know that European Union was established by big bankers and its policies are controlled by Zionist Jews (here, here, here). On May 9, 2016, Ari Paul spill the bean at The Jewish Daily Forward. He said that “Jews need the European Union – Warts and all.”

    On March 9, 2016, the LA-based Public Interest Investigation and Spinwatch released its latest report, entitled, ‘The Israel Lobby and the European Union’, which took more than two years to complete. The report uncovers the matrix of relationships within the pro-Israel Jewish lobby – a social movement that overlaps considerably with the transatlantic Islamophobia industry. For example, key backers of the Israel lobby in Brussels include:

    • Irving Moskowitz, a California-based bingo multimillionaire who openly finances the Judaisation of east Jerusalem and West Bank settlements.

    • Sheldon Adelson, an American casino billionaire who uses his Israeli media empire to support long-time friend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

    • Nina Rosenwald, heiress to the Sears Roebuck fortune who was dubbed by journalist Max Blumenthal as the sugar mama of anti-Muslim hate (here). She is founder of the NY-based Gatestone Institute, a tax deductible Israeli think tank.

    • Daniel Pipes, labeled by the Center for American Progress as part of a network of misinformation experts that “peddle hate and fear of Muslims and Islam“. On October 20, 2013, Daniel Pipes, claimed at Washington Post that Russia will become an Islamic state in the near future. However, this is not the first time Pipes cooked-up his Israeli Hasbara propaganda. He made a similar claim at his personal website on August 6, 2005.

    • Paul E. Singer, fanatic American billionaire who is the third largest donor to the 2016 Republican presidential campaign. Argentina’s pro-Israel president Mauricio Macri has agreed to pay Singer $832 million of claims on defaulted bonds.

    The report was prepared by Brussels-based Irish journalist David Cronin, Sarah Marusek (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), and professor David Miller (University of Bath), and published by the Europal Forum, a pro-Palestine group.

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/06/28/european-union-israel-lobby-and-islamophobia/

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    If the Jews never existed there would be some other group in their place.

    That's because government is the most effective tool for the accumulation of wealth and power. Perhaps mankind should begin to reconsider its role because a future of ever increasing government control will not be good.

    Soon technology will enable complete control over mankind. Do you want its use left in the hands of clique of psychopaths or to drastically reduce government?
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  3. woodNfish says:

    Executing our traitorous leadership and the crony-capitalist corporate oligarchs would be a good start to exiting everything else.

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  4. @Rehmat
    In the middle of Brexit excitement, the Western pundits are trying best not to mention that European Union itself is controlled by the Zionist Jewish lobby groups.

    Very few people know that European Union was established by big bankers and its policies are controlled by Zionist Jews (here, here, here). On May 9, 2016, Ari Paul spill the bean at The Jewish Daily Forward. He said that “Jews need the European Union – Warts and all.”

    On March 9, 2016, the LA-based Public Interest Investigation and Spinwatch released its latest report, entitled, ‘The Israel Lobby and the European Union’, which took more than two years to complete. The report uncovers the matrix of relationships within the pro-Israel Jewish lobby – a social movement that overlaps considerably with the transatlantic Islamophobia industry. For example, key backers of the Israel lobby in Brussels include:

    • Irving Moskowitz, a California-based bingo multimillionaire who openly finances the Judaisation of east Jerusalem and West Bank settlements.

    • Sheldon Adelson, an American casino billionaire who uses his Israeli media empire to support long-time friend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

    • Nina Rosenwald, heiress to the Sears Roebuck fortune who was dubbed by journalist Max Blumenthal as the sugar mama of anti-Muslim hate (here). She is founder of the NY-based Gatestone Institute, a tax deductible Israeli think tank.

    • Daniel Pipes, labeled by the Center for American Progress as part of a network of misinformation experts that “peddle hate and fear of Muslims and Islam“. On October 20, 2013, Daniel Pipes, claimed at Washington Post that Russia will become an Islamic state in the near future. However, this is not the first time Pipes cooked-up his Israeli Hasbara propaganda. He made a similar claim at his personal website on August 6, 2005.

    • Paul E. Singer, fanatic American billionaire who is the third largest donor to the 2016 Republican presidential campaign. Argentina’s pro-Israel president Mauricio Macri has agreed to pay Singer $832 million of claims on defaulted bonds.

    The report was prepared by Brussels-based Irish journalist David Cronin, Sarah Marusek (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), and professor David Miller (University of Bath), and published by the Europal Forum, a pro-Palestine group.

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/06/28/european-union-israel-lobby-and-islamophobia/

    If the Jews never existed there would be some other group in their place.

    That’s because government is the most effective tool for the accumulation of wealth and power. Perhaps mankind should begin to reconsider its role because a future of ever increasing government control will not be good.

    Soon technology will enable complete control over mankind. Do you want its use left in the hands of clique of psychopaths or to drastically reduce government?

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    It took mankind a long time to learn how to deal with incompatible religious beliefs: that is to let each person choose. Given modern technology, that solution could be applied to political beliefs so that individuals could join together to form political organizations fully compatible with all members. Perhaps like political friendly societies.

    Religious beliefs are perceptions that concern survival after death, political beliefs are perceptions that concern survival during life. Everyone should be free to choose in both cases.

    Much of mankind has not learned this lesson at all. There is no freedom of religion in a Muslim place like Saudi Arabia.

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  6. alexander says:

    What a terrific article , Dr Paul.

    Really hits the nail on the head.

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