As the pro-national sovereignty movement continues to surge in Europe following the historic British "Brexit" vote to exit the European Union, a growing push for a United States "Amexit" from the United Nations and other international institutions is gaining steam. After the Brexit, Kentucky Republican Congressman Thomas Massie (shown being sworn in), a leading constitutionalist, pointed to his support for the American Sovereignty Restoration Act and asked if it is now "Time for #amexit?" Yes, he says. Conservative commentator Sarah Palin also called for a U.S. withdrawal from the UN following Brexit, saying Americans should take a lesson from the British on restoring independence and stopping "special-interest globalists." Former Congressman Ron Paul, meanwhile, the author of the original legislation to get the United States out of the UN, called for getting out of NATO and the "various phony 'free trade' agreements" that benefit the elite but harm everyone else. And the movement to restore self-government is only growing.
Responding to the Brexit, Representative Massie said in an online post: "Time for #amexit? I'm a cosponsor of H.R. 1205 to get the US out of the UN. #brexit." When asked in a comment why it would be a good idea, the congressman responded: "In one word, Sovereignty." "As a member of the UN, we bind our citizens to decisions made by undemocratic countries, when in fact our constitution should be the supreme law," he explained, garnering massive support from readers. His note sparked headlines across America, in addition to being shared thousands of times by supporters on social media. The legislation he was referring to, the American Sovereignty Restoration Act, was introduced last year by Representative Mike Rogers (R-Ala.). Sources tell The New American that members of Congress have been receiving a great deal of pressure from constituents to pass it in recent days.