Yeah I'm talking about Syrian refugees. I know there are hostile folks who haven't a clue about human beings, and think anyone who isn't them or agrees with them is dangerous. Rational thinking is dangerous to these fear mongers.
I recently sent this eamil to Representative Swalwell and our two Senators. Of course most of California is tilted to the political Left, so our Senators probably don't need this level of urging, but Swalwell started out more moderate, and I wanted to be sure he knew how I felt.
I am Jewish. I was born in 1942. If my family was in Europe, I either would not have been born or I would have died in a Concentration Camp. Don't do this to any other group of innocent people. Syrian civilians do not deserve to go back to the turmoil they are fleeing.
I support allowing Syrian refugees into the United States. Refugees are the most thoroughly vetted group of people who come to the U.S. and we have an opportunity to help those fleeing attacks that have destroyed their country.
I urge you to vote no on H.R. 4038 or any other efforts to abandon Syrian refugees.
We cannot turn our backs on those most in need.
Swalwell voted NO. I don't know if my impassioned plea influenced this vote or if he just voted with the more liberal faction of the Democrat party, but I'm pleased to see that he isn't for rejecting immigrants in need of help. In the 1930's, Jewish refugees were kept out. In the 1970's the Vietnamese boat people were allowed in.
For the most part America has been strengthened by the immigration of people with different faiths, ethnicities, and nationalities. I hope that fear mongering does not stifle this noble cause. Could one of these immigrants blow up a public place? Sure.
Could one of anybody blow up a public place? Of course. Many of these suicidal activists are not immigrants but confused young people looking for a cause to believe in. They could be your daughter or your sister or your grandson.
Pay attention to your own family and make sure none of them are falling under the wrong influence. The Syrian refugees have seen enough horror not to want to continue it, but there could always be one bad apple. Look out for that one and let the others be.