Editor: “Have mercy” they cry as the so-called lifeboats finally arrive at a port of refuge. Imagine, the plight of women and children who leave war-torn areas for a short glimpse of freedom only to be denied entry.
These people are escaping ISIS and bombings, and yet every one of them in the eyes of our politicians are suspected of being part of a terror group.
How can we, as people of honor and faith, fall prey to any radical candidates’ ranting and not feel for those who take the treacherous sea trip to escape the violence. The same rationale applies to our own immigrant population who, as the Syrians on arrival, are treated as criminals and threatened with deportation.
Refugees are escaping radicalism to find a better life. Our tone must be changed and in our case put the welcome mat out or give the Statue of Liberty back to France.
I want to call a spade a spade and deny any political candidate office who promotes isolation and not permitting properly screened refugees entry.
Norman Duncan, Ashburn