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Thread #160853   Message #3817479
Posted By: Joe Offer
31-Oct-16 - 10:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: Nationalism - a good or bad thing?
Subject: RE: BS: Nationalism - a good or bad thing?
TERIBUS sez: "Joe please remember when talking about the foolishness of Brexit that the USA would never have entertained the idea of joining such a single market or would ever have contemplated surrendering to any degree whatsoever sovereignty or any part of the decision making process to anyone else."

The USA DID join such a single market - the effort began in the 1780s, but almost ended in failure in the 1860s. I'm traveling in the Southern US now, and I'm constantly reminded to respect the sovereignty of the individual states.