It’s difficult to imagine a worse plight than that of a refugee. To be driven from the country where you were born and raised because it has become too dangerous or because there is no longer enough food and clean water would be a terrible thing to experience.
And the catastrophe would be multiplied if you had children, grandchildren or elderly or disabled adults you needed to take with you. I can’t even imagine the amount of stress that refugees from countries such as Syria have to deal with on a daily basis.
All that a vast majority of refugees want to do is work hard to support their families and live peacefully. But through no fault of their own, they’ve been forced to cross their countries’ borders to try to find relief in the form of food, water, medicine and shelter.
Some people in the United States believe we should take in as many refugees as want to enter the country. They feel it’s the humane thing we can do. Others believe that our country is overcrowded and that we already have our share of poor and homeless who are not being properly cared for.
There is never a simple answer to a complex problem, but there are very clear warning signs that should make any rational person question government officials and others who believe the U.S. should take in tens of thousands of refugees from countries where people have been taught to hate America since the day they were born. And, of course, it’s not just here that people need to be concerned.
The German national security service is warning that Islamic State militants are infiltrating Europe by pretending to be asylum seekers. Not that they MIGHT be entering European countries while posing as refugees, but that they ARE doing it.
Hans-Georg Maassen of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution in Germany said they have “repeatedly” seen terrorists being smuggled into the country, disguised or camouflaged as refugees. German police arrested four men who are suspected of planning terror attacks in the country and having ISIS ties. At least one of the men had military training in Syria.
This might be a case of trying to close the barn door after the horses got out. It is estimated that more than 1 million asylum seekers entered Germany in 2015.
Here’s an idea that our government officials and other bleeding heart liberals might want to consider: Let’s keep our barn door closed and locked until we know exactly who is knocking on it.