Welcoming Britannia Home

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, …

And so it is done, and the hard work of making the Mission Statement true begins.

Last Tuesday, 28 March 2017, Prime Minister Teresa May signed the letter invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, giving notice that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union within two years. It’s been a contentious debate since the people were asked. They said pretty clearly, “Let’s get out of here.” After the fall of the Prime Minister who promised and held that referendum, a court case that would have done the sue-happy United States proud, and enabling legislation passed by both houses of Parliament, with the Queen’s consent, the UK has decided to regain its independence.

Many of us here, and in the UK saw the analogy as we came up to the referendum, between the American Revolution, and Brexit, both bore very heavily indeed on the sovereignty of the people. It is a true analogy. But it will also hold in the days, weeks, months, and yes, years to come. Invoking Article 50, like our Declaration is a mission statement. It says we will be our own nation.

We fought a war against the most powerful empire in the world for seven long years, to make it so. The UK may not have it quite that hard, but it will be hard. There are forces, especially in Scotland, that wish to dismember the Union. They control Holyrood, at the moment, although their incompetence at governing is becoming legend, thus they use devolution as a smoke screen to remain in power, as they hurt the people, especially the poor. Personally, I think their time has come, and gone. The Scots are canny people, they can see through this wisp of smoke, and as they said a couple years ago, England and Scotland are better together.

Europe will try to browbeat Britain, of course. Thing is, that’s all they really have. The EU is a crumbling house of cards, with centripetal forces all over Europe trying to tear it asunder. In truth in large measure, it has become a Deutsches Zollverein, as Germany becomes more and more dominant in it. Along, of course, with the autocratic, corrupt bureaucracy in Brussels.

It is, in fact, and partly because of the Union itself, the only market in the world that is not growing. The United Kingdom has very much indeed to offer the world, once it is no longer stifled by Europe. This is, after all, the people that taught Americans to be Americans. Almost all that we are, and believe, comes directly to us from British history. From the power of trade, and the necessity of freedom of the seas, to the evil of slavery, this was our school marm. We learned well, we hope Britain has remembered the lessons, as well.

But you know, the British, especially the English do have form on this, as well. Almost 500 years ago King Henry VIII turned his back on Europe, broke with Rome, founded the Royal Navy and started the adventure that led to the modern world. That was the point where the die was cast, that the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Modern India, Singapore, Hong Kong, and many more would happen. It all dates to that day, 3 November 1534, when Parliament declared that Henry was “the only supreme head on Earth of the Church of England” and that the English crown shall enjoy “all honours, dignities, preeminences, jurisdictions, privileges, authorities, immunities, profits, and commodities to the said dignity.”

That was the day that made 4 July 1776 possible, and I think it possible that 4 July 1776 made possible 28 March 2017. Such are the ways of history. People who have tasted freedom find it good, and are not amused when others try to take it away from them.

And now it is time for us to support the cousins, as they have supported us. Not because we owe it to them, but because we owe it to ourselves. And you know, I’d be very surprised if it wasn’t profitable to us and our economy, as well.

We are very pleased indeed that the United Kingdom will again “ have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.” Although we would be remiss not to remind them that it is a very rough road, and that they will need to do as our founders did.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Welcome home, Britannia.

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13 Responses to Welcoming Britannia Home

  1. We shall see? Britannia is sorely wounded! But God give her hope & prayer!

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    • NEO says:

      Agreed, but she lives, and there is hope, and prayers.

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      • Amen! 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          🙂

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        • It will be very interesting to say the least, what comes for the whole of the West? But God In Christ always has His Remnant and People! To my mind Matthew 24 looms largely here, and is followed by the great Parable of the Ten Virgins in Matthew 25: 1-13! Sober stuff!

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        • NEO says:

          Sober stuff, indeed. The fate of the west will likely depend, as it has since Napoleon, mostly on how the UK and the US fulfill their duty, and that too is sober stuff.

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        • Yes, in our lifetime both America and the British have held to some degree some aspect of being part of God’s great Providence in this world-age, such as it is and has been. But there can be no true Freedom without the true God! We are once again in another battle for this soul and spirit, and it is even among us right now! Again, Lord have mercy.. and to GOD be the Glory!

          Thanks to post on this most profound subject!

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  2. the unit says:

    Yep, I read Brussel’s wants an army. So now is the time…

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    • NEO says:

      Yep, so I read. But I’ve read some history and Harry Hopkins said to Churchill in1941:

      “I suppose you wish to know what I am going to say to President Roosevelt on my return. Well, I’m going to quote you one verse from that Book of Books … ‘Whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.’” Then he added very quietly: “‘Even to the end.’”

      Even Obama couldn’t rescind that message. It continued in that book, this way,

      בַּאֲשֶׁר תָּמוּתִי אָמוּת וְשָׁם אֶקָּבֵר
      ‘Where you did I will die, and there I will be buried’.

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      • This is actually the real pedigree of Christianity, i.e. the Jewish People and their Messiah! Without them we Gentiles would have nothing!

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        • Btw, I met a blogger recently who was trying to say that when Jesus the Christ/Messiah rose (and only spiritually) from the dead, He transcended any human pedigree. Talk about Gnosticism, teaching that matter and genealogy is evil, and It really denies His true humanity as the Christ and Messiah! Such grand ignorance, and even heresy in the so-called church today! Jesus was and still is a Jew, the true “Israel” of God!

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        • NEO says:

          Yep, the only word that fits is heresy.

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        • Just amazing isn’t it! And he was trying in some crazy way, to use N.T. Wright here? I know Wright is a huge “supersessionalist”, but I do know he does NOT teach this kind of a spiritual mess! I hope not at least? I have not read old Tom in a while! (I say old, he’s just a year older than I, so I am teasing!) Any Wright fans here? Help us out!

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