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Knee-Jerk Reactions

Making the time to help others in need is absolutely non-negotiable for any follower of Christ. That said, some might find my previous post a little harsh when I clearly suggest we should not be admitting refugees. I'm not one of these "all Muslims are bad" people. People are universally who they will be, apart from any religion or ideology. Some are bad and some are good. One thing I know for sure is that none of us are 'good enough' without Jesus.

Helping others in need is a no-brainer-- and that includes those who happen to be Muslims who are trying to escape the evil that is trying to destroy them. But they should be relocated nearby-- protected where they are at, if you will. The risk of terrorists entering our country is great enough without inviting thousands in who are not properly vetted. Do you trust the government to do proper, time-consuming background checks on everybody coming in? Do we really do that now?

Some will be quick to remind folks that we are in dire financial straits in this country, borrowing money at an unprecedented rate to satisfy our spend-spend-spend mentality. To that I say we must always know we have enough to help others when they need it. So, it's not about the expense. it's about the risk. Is the risk we may take really necessary? Can't we be just as effective in helping them without taking on the enormous risk that we would incur? I think so. I am tired of childish knee-jerk reactions [by politicians caught up in the emotion of the moment] that are not well thought-out and very costly in the end. Aren't you?

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