Brexit Wins. Trump the biggest beneficiary? Era of big government over?

Did the Leave vote signal a Trump victory in November?  I think so.  Is national sovereignty the new global wave?  Absolutely.   

After the experience of the EU, people want to govern themselves and not be dictated to by a supranational agency.  The Trump phenomenon is our country’s “revolt” against the federal Leviathan.  

In his 1996 State of the Union speech Bill Clinton famously said, “The era of big government is over.”  (With the caveat that citizens should not fend for themselves. In other words, Bill wanted to have an efficient welfare state.) Republican members of Congress stood up in unison and applauded wildly.  Democrats sat on their hands.  Bill was 20 years early.  We shall see.

The results are in. The good guys won.

Source: Brexit Vote: The Betting Sites Were Wrong. So Were the Polls. So Were the Pols.

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