Refugee Status

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Our Republican-led House, with plenty of Democrats supporting, has decided that letting in traumatized refugees from the Syrian civil war poses too great a risk to our security: among the 10,000 men, women, and children fleeing for their lives, there might lurk a terrorist who wishes us ill. Meanwhile, any American citizen can have military-grade arms and ammunition practically for the asking, and with regularity some of these people go on rampages that claim the lives of two, or five, or a dozen, or more innocent lives. So, are we to believe that the safety and security of American lives is what motivates our worthy representatives?

2 Responses to Refugee Status

  1. troutsky says:

    A few brave commentators are using the occasion to remind Americans how they refused entry to Jews trying to escape Nazi Europe. It seems the long arc of history can bend both ways.

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