Category Archives: Refugee

The Immorality of Family Separation

It seems to me…. “I think a lot of Americans forget that they are not originally from here, that somebody in their past was a refugee.” ~ Milana Vayntrub[1]. It can be difficult to convince people that a policy is … Continue reading

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Overcoming U.S. Stagnation

It seems to me…. “There’s no light at the end of the tunnel in the Republican message, no promise of better things to come. There’s only the present stagnation, followed by a slow decline.” ~ John Podhoretz[1]. Resolution of important … Continue reading

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The Middle-East Conundrum

It seems to me…. “If we’ve learned anything from 15 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s that local people and nations have to secure their own communities. We can help them, and we should, but we cannot substitute … Continue reading

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Living With Immigration

It seems to me…. “Ours is an open and accepting society and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.” ~ Spencer Bachus[1]. The entire world is in an age … Continue reading

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Trump Just Doesn’t Get It

It seems to me…. “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.” ~ Donald Trump[1]. I have avoided directly commenting on Trump’s performance as U.S. President for quite some time. While believing his actions … Continue reading

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The Refugee/Immigration Dilemma

It seems to me…. “But then I came to the conclusion that no, while there may be an immigration problem, it isn’t really a serious problem. The really serious problem is assimilation.” ~ Samuel P. Huntington[1]. Politicians frequently intentionally fail … Continue reading

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2016 – The Year That Was

It seems to me…. “For 18 years I have resisted talking about current events. I am not going to start now.” ~ George H. W. Bush[1]. 2016 was comprised of many little things: while some events over the past year … Continue reading

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