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UK battles invasion

Although I'm not British, I have been watching the Brexit vote from afar ("Brit in Baltimore: the European Union was worth keeping," June 24). The European Union is a fine idea and would have worked had not Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany welcomed a tsunami of migrants. The images I saw last summer were alarming; the folks setting foot in Europe looked like an invading army rather than refugees. How many of them are now in Europe? They must number over a million.

The last time England was invaded was in 1066, and it made an enormous cultural, linguistic and political impact. However, the Normans were Christian and European. When thousands of migrants mass at the entrance of the Calais channel tunnel, determined to cross into Britain, I would be afraid. Both Napoleon and Adolph Hitler had invasion plans, as you may recall.

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It's wonderful that Christiana Mbakwe, a British subject, could live in a society which embraces multiculturalism. But most importantly, remember that her country honors a rule of law back to the Magna Carta and before. Yet when any sovereign nation decides to become a demographic common, all rules go out the window. It's each group for themselves.

Throughout the past year, the European Union has used refugees as a political football. I find this is a devious form of warfare — dangerous and cruel. The foundations of globalism may be admirable, but then so were the principles of communism. The original concepts of utopian societies are attractive at the start, but then swiftly degrade. Britain was smart to bail out, and I wish them success.

As an American of English ancestry, I find it ironic Brexit closely coincides with our celebration of Independence Day. I believe the European Union has been committing suicide for some time and it's tragic to watch. However, I don't want to see international statutes degrade any nation's security.

Rosalind Heid, Baltimore

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