Rule Britannia

I am so very proud of my home country for voting to leave the European Union. When living in Britain I never did like the creeping regulations and lack of representation from the EU.

Britain 1

In theory a united Europe could be a very good thing and a force to be reckoned with. But alas, the countries are too different. But this is not why the EU is failing. The primary reason is not even financial, it is about representation. The US is a fine model, with representation of the people at local, state and federal levels. The EU was doomed to failure from its inception because it failed to realize that free people require representation. The EU is run entirely by un-elected bureaucrats and so the people of all the nations involved are not represented at all, but rather dictated to by clerks behind desks in Brussels.

It is a “brave and brilliant vote” as Donald Trump said and “self determination is the sacred right of all free people’s, and the people of the UK have exercised that right for all the world to see.”


This is a very important event in world history. Maybe even as shocking and historic as Henry VIII’s break with Catholicism and America’s declaration of Independence.

British Lion

June 23rd 2016 will go down in history as a defining date in the evolution of free societies. I am very proud of my fellow Englishmen for throwing off the shackles of Brussels and of the false song of globalism.


The markets will lose value in the near term, but they will stabilize. The US will vote for Trump in November, and together, the UK and US will guide the global conversation from entitlements to trade. A new dawn for liberty has arrived. What a happy happy time it is to be alive. We are finally starting to see light at the end of the tunnel.


Rule, Britannia!

Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves!
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.

When Britain first, at heaven’s command,
Arose from out the azure main,
This was the charter of the land,
And Guardian Angels sang this strain:


The nations not so blest as thee
Must, in their turn, to tyrants fall,
While thou shalt flourish great and free:
The dread and envy of them all.


Still more majestic shalt thou rise,
More dreadful from each foreign stroke,
As the loud blast that tears the skies
Serves but to root thy native oak.


Thee haughty tyrants ne’er shall tame;
All their attempts to bend thee down
Will but arouse thy generous flame,
But work their woe and thy renown.


To thee belongs the rural reign;
Thy cities shall with commerce shine;
All thine shall be the subject main,
And every shore it circles, thine.


The Muses, still with freedom found,
Shall to thy happy coasts repair.
Blest isle! with matchless beauty crowned,
And manly hearts to guard the fair.

Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves!
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.

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Paul Townsend

Paul is a freelance writer who grew up in the UK and became an American citizen.

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