The Brexit Wake-Up Call
The Establishment gets their comeuppance, the people finally get their freedom
Laura Ingraham | June 24, 2016
Happy Independence Day!
By voting to leave the European Union, the British people have retaken control of their destiny from an out-of-touch collection of elites who had presided over one disaster after another, […] By doing so, they have not only regained their own freedom, but have sent an important message to elites and Establishment leaders everywhere — including the United States.
All of the “experts” moaning about what this vote means for the value of the pound, or how it will effect markets over the next few months, are missing the point.
Democracy is critical to sound government. Just as capitalism rests on the basic principle that people work harder, and do a better job, when they have a stake in the outcome, democracy rests on the principle that government officials will work harder, and do a better job, when their own jobs are at stake. Government officials who are not responsible to the voters have no incentive to act in the best interests of the voters.
For years now, Americans have been trying to change policy at the ballot box. But the policies don’t change very much, because so much power is beyond the reach of the voters. The Fed sets monetary policy without concern for what we think. The Supreme Court makes social policy without concern for what we think. The WTO makes trade policy without concern for what we think. And, for most Americans, the result has been a disaster. As in Britain, we have a country where a few people are getting all the benefits, and most of us are stuck with the burden.
That’s why Republican voters nominated Donald Trump. He was the only candidate who understood the importance of restoring American independence. (Read More)
Read the full commentary at Lifezette