We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The next day I placed the Union flag out, I almost put the Welsh flag out because Wales voted in a way that I did not think they would and I was very pleased. But I know that most Americans do not know what the Welsh flag is. Saturday the Welsh flag was flying for Wales victory over N. Ireland in Euro 2016.
It's a shot over the bow but not the end. Watch as the global elite make Britain and the British people pay for this. The same thing will happen here for rejecting the elite's choice for us to vote for as a president. The fat lady sings last.
It seems like only Shields and Brooks on the NewsHour actually paid attention to what the Brexit vote means for US politics.
They were chastened and humbled on the Friday night show, talking about how immigration in the US may have gone past the breaking point of what society can handle and that working-class people are facing out-of-control competition with people against whom they cannot compete.
I am very, very worried about what November might bring. People are lying to pollsters about how they plan to vote, and the elite is willfully oblivious.
This country might end up with a President Trump if the Democrats don't get their butts in gear and start co-opting parts of Trumps platform. For example, give up on the fantasy that total amnesty and US citizenship for lawbreakers is the way to go in terms of immigration 'reform'. We already did that once before in the 1980's.
People who have been in this country for over 10 years should get a permanent residency card, a taxpayer ID number, and nothing more. The notion that citizenship should be given to illegal immigrants is a slap in the face to all the millions of legal immigrants who have come in the front door.
The real problem is very much that all the elites 1) profit from this goloballization because their offsprings to go the "right schools" and get into the "right jobs" - think Chelsea Clinton in the USA; 2) profit from the increase in "illegals" who will work for them as gardeners, nannies, and household staff: and - again in the USA 3) they're busy importing foreign workers under ?W2 status (I'm Canadian) to undermine and displace Americans.
Reality is, too many native-born Canadian, Americans, and Brits have become disposable to the elites whose only allegiance is to their own financial interests.