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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Maryland's moral compass

 
  New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie:
    "I don't think orphans under five are being, you know, should be admitted into the United States at this point. But you know, they have no family here. How are we going to care for these folks?"

From the Patch News:
     "Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan joined the list of nation’s governors on Tuesday who say they do not want to re-settle Syrian refugees. Hogan’s statement said he was requesting that federal authorities hold off on sending refugees from the Middle Eastern country until there are assurances that the refugees pose no security concerns."
     It was not surprising to hear of many Republican governors that they do not want any resettled Syrian refugees in their states.  Mostly conservative Republican states.  That is not surprising but we in Maryland should be more considerate of the plight of families who have had their country become a battlefield.  We should all examine our moral conscience when we allow our fears to prevent us from reaching out to those in need.


    We all shake our heads at our callousness at a time in the past when the United States would not accept ships with Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis but now are faced with the same moral choices and it seems our fears are making us as callous as before.  Maryland moral compass shouldn't point right.

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