Sarah Palin Is an Idiot About the Brexit, Too

Sarah Palin reached peak absurdity Friday, comparing the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union with the United States’ Declaration of Independence, adding she hopes the “U.N. shackles [will] be next on the chopping block.”

In a Facebook post, Palin—a vocal supporter of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump—lamented the “apocalyptic One World Government that dissolves the nation’s self-determination and sovereignty.”

“The Brexit referendum is akin to our own Declaration of Independence,” Palin continued. “May that refreshed spirit of sovereignty spread over the pond to America's shores!”

What Palin’s post failed to address is the rampant xenophobic and anti-immigrant spirit that underlies the vote to “dissolve the political bands that have connected them with another.”

Britain’s vote wasn’t an expansion of rights or a declaration of freedom from a tyrannical ruler who forced people to pay taxes without granting them the right to vote. It was a fearful and cowardly expression of the rising tide of nationalism that perfectly characterizes the ultra-right-wing movement currently permeating Western democracies.

Palin’s victory lap comes amid growing concerns over the practical implications of a Brexit. Stocks continue to plummet amid fears that an unstable future awaits one of the world’s most important markets. Meanwhile, the U.K. embarks on the very long, arduous and some may say impossible task of detaching itself from the largest economy in the world. 

But, fellow Americans, have no fear (except of Muslims, immigrants and regulatory bodies). As Palin noted, we can finally dissolve the political bands of the "One World Government" and watch the global economy implode from our isolated City Upon a Hill. Just as the Founding Fathers intended.

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