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.
and of course the commenters on the Telegraph show exactly WHY the European attitude is as it is. There's even more ignorance as to the real situation in America in Europe as there is in the US itself because our press is even more leftist and most people simply never visit non-European sources for news (just as most Americans never visit non-US sources).
and oh, European politicians have been calling European voters stupid for years, incapable of "knowing what's good for them" and therefore of course incapable of making the "correct choice" when casting their votes (leading to the electorate being completely ignored when the "EU constitution" was pushed through our throats after having its name changed for cosmetic purposes.