Warm Southern Breeze

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A Succinct Thought On Syrian Refugees

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, November 19, 2015

Regarding the matter of Sryian refugees, someone commented that, “It breaks my heart to see all the children that are refugees and it also breaks my heart to see all the kids in this country that go hungry and are homeless. Under the White House plan all 10,000 refugees Obama wants to bring in the country in the coming months and the 100,00 more he wants to bring eventually will receive housing and just under 2,000 dollars. Can you imagine what could happen if we took that money and made sure American kids and homeless were fed and housed. There is without a doubt more to this than meets the eye. It’s all part of the “change” plan we were promised. I’m as sympathetic as anyone when it comes to hurting people but when it comes to the possibility that a few of these people could cause my son and wife to live in a dangerous scary America call me any name you want but NO. May I add, it has nothing to do with religion but only people that want to kill and terrorize. I know many Muslims that do not want to kill but just want to be part of this great country. Until there is a fool proof way to assure that members of terror groups are not getting in with refugees then again, no.”

In response, someone remarked, “Amen. We should take care of our own first then help others.”

My thoughts follow.

Lola may not have realized it, but she mentioned the Scriptural principle which says, “Everyone should take care of all their own people. Most important, they should take care of their own family. If they do not do that, then they do not accept what we believe. They are worse than someone who does not even believe in God.” 1Tim5:8 (ERV)

Of course, one of Alabama’s most renown native sons, the late Hank Williams, put it this way: “Minding other people’s business seems to be high tone, I’ve got all that I can do just to mind my own. Why don’t you mind your own business? If you mind your own business you’ll stay busy all the time.”

Sadly, America’s track record on foreign affairs is abysmal – particularly in Middle Eastern affairs. Our practice of going to the United Nations to justify our botched policy must end. If America was treated like we treat other nations, we’d be howling just as loudly, if not more so. Frankly, it’s my considered opinion, that the misguided bullying practice of “might makes right” is endorsed and promoted by multinational oil and defense corporations who have vested interests in maintaining turmoil in the region because they can lobby Congress for more defense spending, and therefore justify their actions by claiming “we support our troops” when they’re merely pimping them out as a mercenary force.

Hank Williams performing his original tune, “Mind Your Own Business

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