That fool ben Carson compared refugees to rabid dogs, Huckabee said we should only admit those who can prove their Christian, Chris Christy said he didn’t care if it was a five year old orphan? Oh yeah but they all swear they believe in god and walk the walk and talk the talk.
If you believe the book of fables and nursery rhymes called the bible Jesus broke bread with roman soldiers, the same roans that would later nail him to a cross on Golgotha he fed the poor and raised the dead and cured the sick and he never asked where they were born, if you believe in the bible read Isiah 6 verse 6 the only correct answer to any crisis as a Christian is “I am here lord send me”
Now that was the part for those who believe now let’s get to facts, the founding fathers were refugees, at every step along the way this country and every other organized nation in the western world were made greater by refugees arriving on their shores.
My mother-in-law and father-in-law are of Russian Jewish heritage and both families suffered at the hands of the Nazis during the holocaust. In 1939 a ship arrived on Americas shores full of Jewish children sent by their parents to safety because the parents knew what would happen if they were left in the hands of the Nazis, The American people said the same things then they are saying now more than half of those children when the boat was sent back to Europe were slaughtered by the Nazis?
I would not know the love I have if my Ella as a small child was not allowed with her family to leave Russia and come to America with not much more than the clothes on their back. The Jewish people have given so much to the fabric of our society as have the Chinese and south east Asians and people of middle eastern descent and those from the over 300 countries that make up the population of this great nation more than 80% of the people that went west in wagon trains and opened up this country in the 1800’s were from eastern European and Scandinavian countries they were all leaving a bad situation for the hope of something better.
Let’s get one thing straight folks before you throw the baby out with the bath water and say because one man pretended he was a refugee out of millions who truly are that they are all dangerous and should be stopped that unless you are Native American your ancestors were not only refugees but also illegal aliens and invaders.
Look at your mother’s maiden name your father’s name the name of the person you love or the band of brothers you served with and ask yourself what would your life be without refugees and immigrants from somewhere else?
Should we be diligent and ever on guard ?of course that’s how this great nation and all the nations taking in refugees have become the great peoples that they are the French fought the Nazis guerilla style and without the resistance fighters there never could have been an Omaha beach, England’s finest hour was the battle of Britain surviving the long nights of German bombing, my beloved Australia fought the Japanese on the their very shores Darwin was destroyed by the Japanese but the greatest generation fought and stood shoulder to shoulder and nation didn’t matter because the one thing that knew was all that evil needed to triumph was for good men to do nothing so they fought on.
The world we live in today stands on the shoulders of heroes, and the stories of that generation are ones of fighting to save the oppressed the threatened the disenfranchised. The allies drove tanks through the gates of death camps and freed the captives, they fed the children they gave back dignity and they guaranteed a future to those they freed.
We gather on special days each year and we honor them, we honor what they did and who they were and the heroes we know they became yet now when we are given our chance to step up and take the baton from them and have our finest hour and be the people our grandfathers and fathers fought for us to be allowed to grow free to be we turn on those who need us most and we sent them home to be killed by the very people we accuse them of being.
Wake up America either read the words on the statue of liberty and live them or wrap her up and send her back