In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity …

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sovereignty, loyalty and solitude.

Georges Bataille, in The Unfinished System of Nonknowledge

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You want to know why the Brits favor leaving the European Union – it’s because they favor simplicity and their own sovereignty … to the rule of a distant, obtuse political class that lives and governs beyond their borders.  Yeah, they know instinctively and by life experience that he who governs lease governs best … and they have seen up close and personal the nonsense, waste, destruction and foolishness that large-and-expanding government inevitably brings.

What some examples?  “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.  If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”  The bankrupt Golden State of California is so broke that it is contemplating taxing text messages.  We live in a system that the government can lie to you without punishment and we can be prosecuted for a felony for lying to it … and they’ll even trick you into committing the felony!  Our Peanut farming former President brought us the Department of Education and education has gone to hell sooner that one can say “Y’all.”

Just about everything the government and those loons who seek more of it do makes matters more complicated, convoluted and corrupt.  When you think of government as it now exists think too things: simplicity (forfeited) and sovereignty (lost).

By the way, isn’t God sovereign?  Does God not make us so?  Is God not more direct and simpler than government … say, the IRS for example?

Want to understand riots in Paris?  The English voters decision to ditch the clowns of Brussels, the election of Donald Trump and populism arising in other Western countries? Just look at the nonsense of the “governing class.”  Only a jackass would want more of this.  Jackass?  Hey don’t the Democrats have such a mascot?

Simplicity and sovereignty … best when government is small and unobtrusive.

Shalom.

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