This makes me very sad:
In the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has joined a group of nearly two dozen American governors who announced Monday they would not allow any Syrian refugees to move to their states.
First, it’s obviously all about politics since only the federal government has a say on who comes into the country. Second, it sends a terrible message to the world: the situation in Syria is one of the worst in the world in the last 20 plus years, but the US won’t help because there’s a slight possibility that there could be consequences–notice this:
He said the United States already has a strong screening procedure for Syrian refugees and refugees must wait up to two years before receiving a visa to resettle here.
but that’s just not good enough.
On the other hand, there were 33,169 deaths in the US in 2013 due to firearms but woe unto any politician that tries to even license them.