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Politics, not Security, Driving Refugee Hysteria

by Joe Henderson

The hysteria we’re seeing and hearing all over the news has nothing to do with keeping us safe from orphans, mothers or hungry babies fleeing from Islamic terrorists. It’s certainly not about the national ideals of charity and hope we love to embrace, at least until we don’t.
It’s about winning an election, and making us afraid might help do that. Politicians see the refugees as collateral damage in a campaign season for the highest office in the land. No one spoke that more clearly than New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who also happens to be running for president.

“I do not trust this administration to effectively vet the people who are proposed to be coming in,” Christie said in an interview Monday with radio host Hugh Hewitt.

That’s the rationale governors around the nation, including (naturally) Florida’s Rick Scott, use to justify putting out the “stay the hell away from us” mat instead of welcoming those fleeing for their lives. According to Christie, even orphans under the age of 5 are on their own.

Please tell me he didn’t actually mean what he said.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt once told us we have nothing to fear but fear itself. The leaders of today would have us believe we have nothing to fear but, well, everything.

Source: Tampa Tribune