Over 200 years after Americans said no to being governed by far away royalty, King Barack Obama decided it was appropriate to butt in on Great Britain’s internal debate over its membership in the European Union.
Before the vote, he told English voters they should elect to stay in the EU, even though it meant they were subject to foreign-made rules and regulations that would make the Stamp Act look tame.
One proud Englishman who’d lead the successful “Leave” vote fired back at Obama right after the ballots were counted. We’re often told (with little evidence) that the President is a powerful orator, but Americans who’d like to witness truly great public speaking should watch the UK’s Nigel Farage in action.
Western Journalism picks up the story:
Nigel Farage, leader of the Independent Party, last week said that Obama’s chiding in April of Britons to remain in the EU was one factor that influenced their vote to leave.
Obama’s anti-Brexit remarks “backfired,” Farage said last week. “We got an Obama-Brexit bounce, because people do not want foreign leaders telling them how to think and vote. A lot of people in Britain said, ‘How dare the American president come here and tell us what to do?’” (…)
“We finished up, until last Thursday, with 70 percent of our laws being made by foreign institutions, with our own supreme court being overruled in Luxembourg, and with an open border 500 million people. Whatever problems you’ve got in the USA, they are as nothing to what we’ve had as part of this Europe,” he said.
It’s fair to ask: Would Barack Obama agree to live under those conditions? Given his “citizen of the world” affectations, perhaps he would at that.
However, most Americans would instinctively push back against such an arrangement. Once again, Obama shows how out of touch he is with the American people, not just those who live abroad.
Source: Western Journalism