(My editorial to local paper 11-24-15)
Despite repeated warnings by our own security agencies against a Syrian refugee influx-- 80% of whom are military aged males--the Administration remains recklessly determined to resettle these refugees in communities across our nation. That said, my solution is this: the US and its allies should provide adequate food, medical care, education, housing and security to Syrian refugees currently on hold in refugee camps overseas until they can be safely repatriated to their homes in Syria. And if repatriation is impossible, NOT until each of our security agencies certifies that these refugees have been fully and properly vetted--thus precluding their posing a potential terrorist threat to our communities--should their entrance into the USA as either visitors or refugees be permitted. Anything less would be inexcusably short-sighted and irresponsible. In this critical matter let’s rely upon commonsense--NOT empty-headed political correctness, self-interest, delusional ideology and tedious sophistry. There is a time at which we need to listen to the American people; that time is now.