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‘Brexit’ a warning to U.S.

I share the surprise of most of the world that the British voted to leave the European Union. In fact, I am simply stunned that such a complex decision affecting so many aspects of governance, security and trade was left up to single majority vote by the general public.

Brexit makes U.S. think

The recent vote by the people of Britain to withdraw from the European Union has some strong parallels to events happening here in America (“Brexit carries warning signs for Hillary Clinton,” Web, June 24). British residents were unhappy with uncontrolled immigration and unelected bureaucrats imposing rules on them. This mirrors America’s problem with an open border, uncontrolled immigration, and NAFTA agreements weakening our national sovereignty.

Trump trumps Hillary

Did George Will, conservative elitist extraordinaire, miss 2016’s populist rebellion (“George Will renounces GOP, declares ‘This is not my party,’” Web, June 25)? He says he has left the Republican Party and he is urging other Republicans to ensure that Donald Trump isn’t elected president. One has to wonder whether Mr. Will’s elitism has overcome his common sense, or even his conservatism.

Sit-in not probem solver

For Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat, gun control is a matter of debate, just as civil rights was in the 1960s. But is a sit-in on gun violence really what we need?

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Immigration is privilege, not right

Why is the pope making judgments about our immigration policies and calling a border wall unkind and "not Christian" ("Pope Francis on Donald Trump: Anyone who wants border walls isn't Christian," Web, Feb. 18)? Doesn't the Vatican have walls, built for its own protection? Or is Vatican gold now up for grabs, and the churches left unlocked at night?

PC loophole for sex offenders?

I found Valerie Richardson's article, "Man undressing in women's locker room fuels drive to upend Wash. transgender rule" (Web, Feb. 18), highly amusing. The occurrence it details seems to slide without remark right past the issue of the potential consequences of a biologically male person (who claims to self-identify as transgender) 'just using' the women's locker room.

Obama, EPA's land grab

Just after taking office, President Obama gave the Environmental Protection Agency executive marching orders that it has used to invoke its Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation. The regulation gives the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers complete control of the way in which all of the lands, private as well as public, can be used.

Hamas, PA's violence incitement ongoing

Asma' Jawabreh's interesting report, "Palestinians admit to working with Israel to foil attacks" (Web, Feb. 15) unfortunately omits the matter of Palestinian Authority (PA) incitement and rejectionism and downplays anti-Jewish violence.

Constitution Obama's speed bump

It seems every time a question arises regarding our Constitution and the actions of our current president, Democrats and all their friends and allies in the liberal media remind us that President Obama is an expert in constitutional law. Mr. Obama often reminds us himself, saying he was a law professor. In fact, he was a lecturer on the Constitution. He is no more a law professor than I am.

Communism still alive

Many who rightly condemn the version of slavery that was in effect prior to the ratification of the 13th Amendment wholeheartedly support slavery in its present-day version. Communism, for example, is a virulent form of slavery.

Debate noise influences all

Crowd noise at presidential debates should be prohibited. Debates are an opportunity for the American people to learn about and compare the candidates. Cheering and booing from the crowd interferes with this purpose, and has adverse effects on the moderator, candidates and viewers.

Slippery gun-law slope

Last week a coordinated raid on 79 individuals and locations in Santa Barbara, Calif., netted 83 illegal firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition and 10 arrests. Using a California law prohibiting the "mentally ill" from owing guns, these type of law-enforcement "sweeps" could become a common occurrence.

Clinton clear security risk

There are several automatic disqualifiers from assuming the U.S. presidency. Citizenship and age are two of the most obvious; another is the inability to obtain a security clearance. Considering the egregious negligence with which former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has treated confidentiality, wouldn't it be fair to consider her a security risk?

Reid's 'condolences' just politics

The reaction of Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, to the news of Justice Antonin Scalia's untimely passing last weekend was an admonition that failure to fill the vacancy left by Scalia "would be a shameful abdication of one of the Senate's most essential Constitutional responsibilities" ("Reaction to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death," Web, Feb. 13).

Trump a godsend?

Every day I read letters that attack Donald Trump. Many of these missives are written by misguided Republicans, likley Democratic trolls or sincere but misinformed low-information voters. But this derision is an unnecessary diversion.

Clinton's slide down

Hillary Clinton is always quick to point out the amount of experience she brings to her campaign for president. To go along with that self-identified worldliness there's an expectation that all she has to do is have her name on primary ballots and it's a mere formality to get from there to her coronation. That experience, though, has left a legacy of trampled bodies and issues on the way to her crowning.

Renewable Fuel Standard a win-win

Ever since the Iowa caucuses, the oil industry's spinmeisters have ramped up their misinformation campaign regarding ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) ("Renewable Fuel Standard deceit," Web, Feb. 8).

Ruinous transformation deliberate

Thank you for running "Obama is no incompetent" by Don Feder (Web, Feb. 11). Mr. Feder's analysis is right on the money; President Obama knows exactly what he is doing. I believe he was certain, too, that his plans to "fundamentally" change this nation would succeed because he knew the mainstream media, liberal to its core, would support everything he did and never challenge him.

Candidates, answer Obama question

This nation is in serious trouble, both domestically and internationally. We have open borders, illegal immigration, a looming financial crisis with a national debt nearing $20 trillion and unfunded governmental obligations totaling more than $100 trillion. We also have growing welfare programs and a level of polarization never seen before in this country.

Women in combat unconscionable

I am the father of three women and the grandfather of three girls. I am also a retired Army officer who graduated from West Point and has seen combat. Therefore, when I heard that the Army chief of staff and the commandant of the Marine Corps had called for women to be subject to selective service, I became apoplectic.

Democrats scraping bottom of barrel

"There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other." So declares Madeleine Albright, former U.S. secretary of state, diplomatic sage and dispenser of political wisdom, in her recent endorsement of Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential candidacy.