Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Your opinion, was Gov. Lee right is continuing to accept refugees?

Posted Friday, December 27, 2019, at 11:36 AM
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  • I feel "vetted" is the key point here. I'm technically first generation American on my mom's side, mutt on Dad's side. I welcome immigrants, just follow the rules.

    -- Posted by SharonSue65 on Sat, Dec 28, 2019, at 4:51 PM
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    Lee refusing to accept the privilege to decide (which in my opinion is more a right) seems a little cowardly to me. That's not the way the state legislature or probably the majority of citizens, at least outside the liberal bastions of Nashville and Memphis, would prefer to do things.

    I think any refugees accepted should count toward the grand total of immigrants allowed each year. As should the illegals. We don't want to have the same magnitude of problems European countries have had recently.

    So, if we are going to let people jump to the front of the line, we should make sure it is for a good reason. If the reason is they want a better life, we would have to let in most of the earth's population. If the reason is they want to ignore the Constitution, change or laws to un-American (sharia), and make me convert to their non-peaceful murderous religion (muslimism) or kill me if I don't, then we would have to let in an awful big chunk of the earth's population.

    We would be safer as a country if we took the money we would be spending on them here and use it to help them make their own country better. I don't mind helping people who need help. I just think we need to resist the invasions that are trying to overthrow our country.

    -- Posted by fair share on Sun, Dec 29, 2019, at 8:18 AM
  • Welcome SharonSue65. I agree that VETTED makes a world of difference to me . How that is done, by whom and how many are they trying to vet could make a big difference. They also should not get voting rights.

    I presume the statement that States and local governments means that Shelbyville or Bedford County could choose not to accept. Is that the way others read that?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Dec 29, 2019, at 8:38 AM
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    That is the way I read it too.

    -- Posted by fair share on Sun, Dec 29, 2019, at 12:24 PM
  • 1 Timothy 5:8 says "But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel."

    As long as we have homeless vets, we should focus our efforts on taking care of them before we bring in outsiders.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Dec 30, 2019, at 8:09 AM
  • There will probably always be some homeless by their choice, but I agree the Vet conditions are bad and NEVER should have been allowed to degrade the way it has.

    As I was writing this I started to wonder how other Nations handle their vet aftercare? Anyone know which Nation appears to take the best care of the veterans?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Dec 30, 2019, at 9:12 AM
  • Probably not the real answer you're looking for, but I'd say Switzerland does, for not sending them to every dust-up around the globe.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Tue, Dec 31, 2019, at 2:28 AM
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