Last week on Radio Free Acton, we sat down with Acton Institute Director of International Outreach Todd Huizinga to preview the then-upcoming Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom. This week, we’re back again with Todd to review the stunning results of the referendum, the reactions to it in both the United Kingdom and the European Union, and the prospects for EU reform and British prosperity in the near and long-term future.
You can listen to the podcast via the audio player below.
Update: Todd Huizinga has also written a piece for ThinkChristian that sets forth a Christian defense of the Brexit referendum. An excerpt:
Ultimately, the EU’s goal is global governance — extending its form of supranational governance in a way that ignores what Christians recognize as the fallibility of human nature. A look at the interrelatedness of the EU’s global governance agenda and its particularly secular approach to human rights illustrates this.
The EU’s secularist perspective on women’s rights, children’s rights and LGBTQ rights sets aside the Judeo-Christian recognition of human fallibility, as well as the social nature of human beings, in favor of absolute individual autonomy — freedom of choice taken to its ultimate extent. Similarly, the global governance ideology is based on the idea that, via activist “governance,” the world can be transformed and human beings liberated from the constraints of tradition, culture and religion.