In Europe, Mr. Trump will find a tyrant-filled EU. He should end the U.S.-UK special tie and kill NATO (partial)

As President Trump arrives Europe, he is readying to encounter a continent in which most nation-states are ruled by parties and leaders who want no part of the West’s historic democratic and republican traditions. For the first time in post-1945 history, an American president has no credible reason to pay even lip-service to the now-clear nonsense that the United States and Europe are a community of democratic societies. Save for nationalist-led governments of Poland, Hungary, and perhaps Italy, the nation-state members of the EU have quietly become tyrannies.

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Have we seen this situation before? Well, yes, we have, and another reckoning point is near (partial)

On 6 July 1775, the Continental Congress published a document, in the name of all Americans, that was called “The Causes and Necessity of Their Taking Up Arms.” The document announced an impasse between Britain and most of her North American colonies, and explained that British North Americans would no longer tolerate British tyranny and were ready to take up arms against their oppressors. Written by John Dickinson and Thomas Jefferson, the document said, in part, that,

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