Talking last night with a friend, also Brit-born, who came here in 1970. He’s a conservative, both economic and social; got into low-level political activism, did grunt work for the Nixon campaign in ‘72. He:
“A Republican president and a Republican Congress–both houses! We could only dream of it back then. And yet, after all, what has it got us? Spending out of control, open borders, Wilsonism all over the bloody world, congressmen’s pockets stuffed with lobbyist dollars, huge dysfunctional govt bureacracies springing up all over the place, sucking in public money to finance their stupid turf fights…”
All right, anecdotal. I read my email, though, and I assume my colleagues do, too. My friend isn’t alone. By no means.