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Wednesday, November 18, 2015


I've been thinking a lot about the coming influx of Syrian refugees.  It seems that so many of them are young men and not families.  I've been wondering why they are leaving their country and not staying to fight for it.

Many of our governors are refusing to allow them into their states fearing that they cannot be properly vetted.  But the president claims that it will be OK.  I cannot understand why the president is forcing us to take them when we can least afford more people on government assistance.  They wouldn't be able to work since there are not many jobs available and they should be for our own people.  Where would they live?  Would they assimilate?  Or would they just stay with their own people and then pose a threat when they become dissatisfied with America.

I think I have come up with a solution.  It starts with the president.  When he was senator from Illinois, he bought a large house in Chicago.  That house is not being used and will be vacant until January 2017 (if all goes well).  Here's my message to the president, "Mr. President, why don't you admit enough refugees to fill your house in Chicago?"  That would give you an opportunity to truly lead.

That would show your compassion for these unfortunate people.  Then maybe those  who are in favor of admitting all those young refugees would also open their homes to them and those of us who are apprehensive about all those refugees would not have to worry about them.

Mr. President lead by example and ask your friends and fellow politicians to open their homes so that these refugees can be welcomed here and have a safe place to stay.

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