Obama: US can Meet Goal of Taking in 10,000 Syrian Refugees
by Right Wing Fighter
From the AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. can meet his goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees by Sept. 30, the end of the federal budget year.
The question is not “can” we, but “should” we. The answer to that question is no.
For decades many politicians have regarded the United States as a charity house established to take in all the sufferers of the world. Whether it is a natural disaster, say a hurricane, or something man-made like a civil war, these politicians take it for granted that the US is here to take care of all the people hurt by such occurrences.
First off, this is simply wrong. A nation state exists to forward the interests of its own people. A nation state is not a lodging house established to help all the suffering people in the world.
Second, this is very bad policy. For a nation to take it upon itself to aid and shield all of the oppressed peoples of the world is to line itself up for dissolution. No single nation can possibly handle the millions (perhaps billions) of people that need help. Moreover, it certainly can’t literally take in those people, often from backward cultures, and treat them as if they were average Joe Workadays born in Brooklyn. These people are often completely unassimilable, and to bring them here weakens our culture.
The US must assert its interests, and stick to them. Among them, is to stop taking in refugees, period.