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We+#039;ll Always Have Paris, Wont+#039; We? We'll Always Have Paris, Wont' We?

- (Huffington) - 1 years, 11 months ago...

I have barely allowed myself to watch much news in the wake of the attacks in Paris. I am too sad to hear the phony, self serving remarks of those who want to capitalize on it. Is there such a lack of dignity in this country that we have forgotten what it means to take offense, real offense, at how low some will sink to make a buck or get attention. We've been anesthetized by dumb realty TV shows, twenty-four-hours and seven-days-a-week of "breaking news", celebrity gossip, and TV violence. The new show, Supergirl, took this week's episode off the air because it showed bombings that they felt were insensitive. They will hold them off until next week. It did not take long for some American governors and candidates to say we should not take in the Syrian refugees as promised, the governors saying they won't allow it. Why must we abandon our principals in the name of fear? Why is that that those who claim to be Christ-like can't live up to Christ's principals when the challenge seems too tough. Nope. When the going gets tough, these Christians get weak in the knees. In the few moments I've let myself watch the news I heard enough of what I expected from Donald Trump as he postulated in front of a huge flag claiming that the US was allowing "hundreds of thousands" of Syrians into the country, many that he claimed he has seen and are big and strapping, and should be in Syria fighting the bad guys. Last week Mr. Trump was talking about forming an army to root out illegal Mexican immigrants. One wonders when he will a propose a new plan to root out Muslims. Actually, we are allowing ten thousand desperate refugees into the country as a gesture of humanity, on behalf of the worse refugee crisis since WWll, and only 2% of them are of actual fighting age. They have all been vetted, though the fear mongering governors and candidates claim they have not been. None have asked, so far, if we are vetting travelers from Belgium where these and other major terrorist bombings were planned and where weapons dealing to terrorist is rampant because of their weak gun control laws. But after tragedies like this, when there are votes to be gained, who cares about the facts or about basic human compassion? The devout Christian, Ben Carson, wants to stop the refugees from coming in as well. He must have asked Christ what he would do. Ted Cruz wants to let in only refugees who can prove they are Christians. Maybe take a biblical quiz? He didn't say if they had to be compassionate Christians, however. Some are blaming, of course, our weakling president for not coming out for bombing the hell out of Syria, getting rid of the bastards, and putting boots on the ground. I for one am glad we have a leader who doesn't make his decisions when someone jerks his knee. There are still brave people in Syria fighting ISIS and fighting Assad and this week they have gained important ground. ISIS is losing the war in ...

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