Syrian Refugees

With the Daesh terrorist attacks in Paris, politicians here have been fear mongering about Syrian refugees.  Forget about the stringent vetting process.  Forget they are escaping the same terrorists that attacked Paris.  Forget that one of the terrorist’s Syrian passport is a fake.  Forget that the ringleader of the attack was from Belgium.  The pols are shamelessly using this to gen up fear.

But ponder this:  the French, the victims of this horrendous attack, are accepting 3000 Syrian refugees.




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11 responses to “Syrian Refugees

  1. I’m only willing to admit atheist orphans, under the age of 14, that are left handed.

  2. I like that Nancy Pelosi and others pointed out we need to look more closely at our visa waiver programs. Given last Friday’s perps were European citizens, they might have been able to waltz in.

    Might be a benefit to have the Republicans and susceptible Democrats bloviating this far out. Maybe the pendulum will swing back a bit to better angels and reason as we get closer to actual voting.

    I do wonder how much benefit there is to making refugees a campaign issue though, for Democrats. Might just fire up the lizard brain. Most important is winning the White House; that’s four more years to do a lot of good. (And Supreme Court!)

    We have to get voters out, big time, in 2016. I’d be fine with seeing less commenting on blogs and Facebook and a lot more chatter about canvassing and calling and registering voters.

    • dnd

      I’m pretty proud of my Governor Hickenlooper in his stance to welcome Syrians to the state. He cites the common sense reasons that states have open borders and that the president has the power because of the Refugee Act of 1980. His political courage hearkens back to CO Governor Ralph Carr.

      Carr a conservative Republican was no fan of FDR. He particularly disliked the executive order to relocate Japanese-Americans. When a camp was built in south-eastern Colorado, he encouraged residents to welcome them:

      “They are not going to take over the vegetable business of this state, and they are not going to take over the Arkansas Valley. But the Japanese are protected by the same Constitution that protects us. An American citizen of Japanese descent has the same rights as any other citizen… If you harm them, you must first harm me. I was brought up in small towns where I knew the shame and dishonor of race hatred. I grew to despise it because it threatened [pointing to various audience members] the happiness of you and you and you.”

  3. tempebev

    I think Donald is going out of his way to loose the Repubulican nomination.

  4. tempebev

    That’s supposed to be “Republican” = computer error.

  5. Yeah, real hard act to follow!

  6. I like Bernie. I’m good with Hillary too. Is a conundrum for the press corpse, no? Democrats are not having the same panic attacks.

  7. tempebev

    I’m for whomever wins the nomination providing they win the election. 1. Hillary, 2. Bernie, 3. Martin.

    It’s a little early, but you may be busy tomorrow.

    Happy Thanksgiving you each of you. Bev

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