22 thoughts on “Question of the Day – 9/17/16

  1. “When you didn’t do anything for the least of my people, you didn’t do it for me.” Jesus Christ. There will be wolves hiding in the fold, but that’s no excuse to turn away people in their time of need. If anything, that creates a breeding ground for more wolves.

  2. I live in Riga, Latvia. There have never been dark skinned people here. The residents will just not understand them and will even fear them. The refugees will have trouble with the Russian residents on the lower rung. These are the uncultured people who think that they are king and when drunk cause all kinds of trouble including fighting. I think that if we are flooded with many refugees there will be problems on both sides.

  3. As a descendant of immigrants who were unwanted and unwelcome in Boston, Massachusetts, here’s what our country is supposed to stand for, a righteous idea. Let’s make it real, people.

    The New Colossus

    By Emma Lazarus, 1883

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

      1. It think cooperation with other countries in sharing intelligence would go a long way toward solving that problem, which is real, no denying that. We also have our own homegrown terrorist/radicalized citizens, and we should remember the threat does not only originate from without, but also from within.

  4. The very large majority of refugees from the Middle East and Africa that come to Europe and probably some to USA are young men who should be there fighting or trying to sort out the problems, very few are women and children. It’s a very unbalanced refugee situation of too many men that can only bring problems. Anyway, the main question is: why the Muslim refugees don’t go to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the Emirates instead that have a similar culture and are very rich countries? Oddly enough none of them goes there? Besides how many refugees can European nations or the USA accept? One million, ten millions 100 millions or more? It’s unfair to the ordinary people of Europe or USA that have their own problems and are worried and scared to see people from an alien anti Christian and anti Semitic religion invade their homes. I agree in taking Christian, Yazidis, Sufis, Jews refuges because they are in extreme danger and brutally discriminated against and are not welcome in Muslim countries, but as for Muslims they should go to Saudi Arabia and similar countries above mentioned.

  5. I don’t know why we’re even having this discussion. Mass migration treaties were hammered out by the U.N. in the late 1940’s. However, ISIS, by their own admission, have stated that they were going to use the crisis to infiltrate the west. Also, the fact that some of the wealthiest gulf states are refusing admission should make everyone else suspicious.
    I really don’t have a problem with taking in refugees, provided that their identities and backgrounds can be verified.

  6. Personally, I would have no problem at all with my country, Mexico, taking in refugees, even though my government hasn’t expressed a desire to do so (FYI, Mexico has taken in refugees from other conflicts in the past). Granted, we have plenty of problems here -poverty, homelessness, cartel violence, and so on- and I’ve heard people say we should try to fix our own problems first instead of trying to solve someone else’s problems. But to be honest, I think that’s a BS excuse. The truth is nobody wants to get involved because it’s difficult, it’s messy, and we’re all just plain selfish. The Syrian refugee crisis is everybody’s problem. One day, our children and grandchildren will look back and ask in disbelief why nobody wanted to take in Syrian refugees, because the consequences of this will be so terrible that this crisis will become of history’s most shameful episodes.
    One of my friends posted this on Facebook, and it led me to reflect on this.
    “The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But…the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him? – Martin Luther King Jr.”
    “But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
    1 John 3:17 KJV”

  7. Just thinking of my grandparents coming through Ellis Island and making a life for our family here in the U.S. it makes me wonder when this country changed. I agree that we need to screen people coming into our country, but beyond this, they should have the same chance in this country of immigrants that that has been offered for generations. Remember, unless you’re Native American, no one in this country is indigenous, so it is a bit presumptuous to exclude an ethnic group or religion.

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