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18 September 2019

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J. Barron

I enjoyed the distillation of your socio/political experiences. Thank you for taking the time to report.

Russ

Thanks, George, always look forward to your insights to what is happening in the neighborhoods and discussed at the dinner table. These are the real issues of the day.

Bill Tozer

With the incessant negative drum beat coming from much of the media, it’s not difficult to assume that most Americans believe that our nation’s best days are behind us. However, that sentiment, while understandable, doesn’t appear to comport with a recent survey. According to a new Scott Rasmussen poll, the majority of Americans (59%) believe that the nation’s best days are ahead of her. Even more strikingly, “65% believe positive change in America begins outside of politics.”

Rasmussen further notes, “There is no gender gap on these attitudes” and “the views are shared across generational, racial, partisan and ideological lines.” This news is a breath of fresh air given just how negative the mainstream media’s coverage of the nation has been following President Donald Trump’s election victory.

And the reason for this majority optimism may be found in the fact that the majority of Americans are simply not obsessed with national news, especially since it has become so politically focused. As Hot Air’s Jazz Shaw speculates, “It sounds like a lot of the country is tuning all of this stuff out. Those of us caught up in the 24/7 news cycle may have this thrust in our faces on an hourly basis, but there are other Americans who simply aren’t being all that affected. You might even have seen them. They’re the ones outside on sunny days mowing their lawns, enjoying a cold beverage on the porch with a neighbor or heading out to the ballpark or the fishing hole. You know… those kinds of weirdos.”

Ronald Reagan infectiously shared his optimistic vision and hope for our nation when he famously asserted, “America’s best days are yet to come. Our proudest moments are yet to be. Our most glorious achievements are just ahead.”

https://patriotpost.us/articles/65560-majority-of-americans-believe-the-future-is-bright?utm_campaign=debounce&utm_content=read_more&utm_medium=web&utm_source=patriotpost.us


Randy

Surprising (NOT) lack of commentary for this post from the excessively vocal "leftinistas" that frequently comment here. Dr. Rebane please keep up your insightful commentary and glad you made it back safe and sound!

Bill Tozer

Is England still part of Europe?

“Historically, Britain has looked more upon the seas and the New World than eastward to Europe. In that transatlantic sense, a Canadian or American typically had more in common with an Englander than did a German or Greek.

Over the last 30 years, the British nearly forgot that fact as they merged into the European Union and pledged to adopt European values in a shared trajectory to supposed utopia.

To the degree that England remained somewhat suspicious of EU continentalism by rejecting the euro and not embracing European socialism, the country thrived. But when Britain followed the German example of open borders, reversed the market reforms of Margaret Thatcher, and adopted the pacifism and energy fantasies of the EU, it stagnated.

Johnson’s efforts as the new prime minister ostensibly are to carry out the will of the British people as voiced in 2016, against the wishes of the European Union apparat and most of the British establishment. But after hundreds of years of rugged independence, will Britain finally merge into Europe, or will it retain its singular culture and grow closer to the English-speaking countries it once founded — which are doing better than most of the members of the increasingly regulated and anti-democratic European Union.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/09/england-europe-never-fully-integrated/

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