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.
“No free lunch” is an old but true bromide. There is also no such thing as a free college education.
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.
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.
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?