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POV | Buyer's remorse provides a painful lesson

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Since England's vote to break away from the European Union, a lot of people are having second thoughts. After the British pound and stock markets worldwide plummeted, and experts began predicting economic ruin for England, many people who voted to leave now say they regret their choice. Three million people have actually signed a petition asking for a second referendum - a "do-over," in the language of children's games.

I see a lot of parallels here with the many Americans who vote with their emotions rather than their intellect, the ones who operate in a haze of anger that makes them always demand "change" without understanding what such change might really entail.

Sure, both parties deserve plenty of anger for the guile and incompetence they constantly demonstrate. But when we allow our vote to be determined strictly by anger, there's a real danger of winding up with a bad case of buyer's remorse that can't be cured with a simple "do-over." Just ask our friends in Britain.

I want to see maximum participation in this fall's presidential election. But I also want every vote to be an informed choice, based on sane and rational consideration of what either candidate can do for this country - as well as what they can do to it. 

Either choice we make will be seriously flawed. But will it be one we can live with? Call and tell us what you think.

I'm Bill Lamb and that's my Point of View. 

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