Saturday the 25th at the Lorain County Fairgrounds for the Ohio Scottish Games was nearly perfect. Huge crowds, food, music and ideal Summer weather. It was real proof that the US is a nation of immigrants, these were Americans who are proud of there ancestry, but they are Americans now.
The timing could not have been much better after Brexit as well. The questions with the people of the 9th Congressional District were all about Foreign Policy. Is this going to cause a financial crisis here? What does the change in Europe mean for the United States? What impact will this have on the elections? We are looking into a crystal ball and trying to predict the future, but remember a few key facts.
- Great Britain is a 1000 year old democracy. That country has seen every upheaval imaginable from the Vikings to the German Blitz. This is not in the scale of those attacks.
- It is the 5th largest economy in the world. Europe is weaker without British economic contributions. Not the other way around. Germany should worried about having to foot more bills.
- The armed forces of the UK are the most capable in Europe. When the next crisis hits, and there is always another one, the White House will be calling London for the Royal Navy and Marines to contribute. The phone will ring in Brussels later. Maybe much later.
The sky is not falling. The foreign exchange markets will recover quickly and the stock markets may do that before Friday this coming week. Freed of an entire level of unelected meddlesome regulation from across the English Channel, their economy will thrive. The United States needs to put Great Britain at the front of the line and negotiate solid bilateral trade agreements that benefit both sides of the Atlantic. US-UK trade is very even. The British play by the rules. There is no resemblance to the sucking sound of our trade across the Pacific.
Impact on the election? Time will tell, but it proves how out of touch the liberal elites are with people that pour concrete, bend steel and pull wire.