View from Main Street: Syrian refugees and others who are moving

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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015 6:27 pm

I have trouble taking certain people seriously, particularly the self-appointed foreign policy experts on Facebook who publicly offer bold opinions on what our country should do with Syrian refugees. I suspect that most of these people couldn’t even tell me which countries border Syria without looking it up on Wikipedia. Anyone that unqualified to know what is really going on probably shouldn’t be so quick to pass judgment on the people fleeing that country to seek a better life.

Apparently, plenty of people oppose efforts to help these families who are fleeing horrific circumstances at great personal risk try to make their lives better elsewhere. Our state’s esteemed governor also voiced opposition to letting any Syrian refugees live in Kansas, continuing Sam Brownback’s perfect track record of being on the least-compassionate side of every major issue.

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