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Letter: Come together

Last night my wife and I went to the Utah Arts Festival. We had a wonderful time enjoying the food and entertainment. There were lots of people, enjoying themselves. Everyone seemed to get along. There were young and old, all ethnicities, and probably many religions. Salt Lake City should be proud to host such an event!

On the way home, my wife looked at her phone and read that the British people had voted to leave the European Union (EU). This dashed my good mood. In addition to financial market volatility, this could lead to disruption and possibly the turmoil in Europe that led to World War II. I realized this is exactly how I would feel if Hillary Clinton was projected to win, and Donald Trump actually won!

Why did the Brits vote to leave the EU? Per news reports, the main reasons are a soft economy and fear of immigrants. These are the very reasons that Donald Trump is doing as well as he is here in the US.

We can’t allow ourselves to be divided. We must come together and get along, worldwide, like people were doing that night at the Utah Arts Festival.

Mark Rothacher

Salt Lake City