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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Absolutely. Its inhumane to turn refugees away.


    The real question is, "Would you welcome one or more of these children into your home and take care of them for the remainder of their life?"

    If you are not willing to personally step up and take care of the kids that are arriving here, then you are against taking care of them.
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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    The real question is, "Would you welcome one or more of these children into your home and take care of them for the remainder of their life?"
    how does that at all equate to my state allowing refugees to stay in my state?


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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    how does that at all equate to my state allowing refugees to stay in my state?


    Someone needs to be responsible for each and every one of them.

    If you are not willing to do that for at least one of the kids, then your vote is a strong "NO!"
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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    Someone needs to be responsible for each and every one of them.
    The collective tax base.


    If you are not willing to do that for at least one of the kids, then your vote is a strong "NO!"
    No its not. Its my state tax dollars should be used to fund each and every one of them. Your "counter example" is idiotic. It can be used to say "oh if you agree with your states schooling program, then you should home school at least one child per year"


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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Not when one is in a hopeless situation where a short life of agony and despair is imminent. If I had children in a S/C. American slum, I'd do anything I could to get them to the US with or without me.
    Including abandoning them to a situation where they have no one to protect them?? That's an irresponsible, immoral and an attitude that IMO, should qualify a person for one free surgical sterilization. Parents FIND way to provide for their kids, including making sure that they are safe. "Throwing them on the waves" is NOT doing that.
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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Crossing the border illegally makes anyone an invader whether you like the connotation or not.

    Invade:

    3. to trespass or encroach upon

    Invader | Define Invader at Dictionary.com
    Now post the rest of the definitions that clarify the term instead of taking just the one that backs your POV. Honesty is a GOOD thing.
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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    Including abandoning them to a situation where they have no one to protect them?? That's an irresponsible, immoral and an attitude that IMO, should qualify a person for one free surgical sterilization. Parents FIND way to provide for their kids, including making sure that they are safe. "Throwing them on the waves" is NOT doing that.
    One cannot protect ones children in a developing world slum. You need perspective.

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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Let's put some smiles on those kid's faces. It's not like we're doing anything else that's good.

    I don't believe in borders anyway.

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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    One cannot protect ones children in a developing world slum. You need perspective.
    One cannot protect one's children if they abandon them. As long as they are with them, they most certainly can protect them. Does this guarantee that they will turn out to be Noble Laureates? No, but it does mean that the parents are taking responsibility for their children. Additionally, the fact that there are people who rose up out of the slums of the world's worst places shows that the opportunity is there. We need to start demanding responsibility from people, not enabling them to shirk that responsibility at the cost of others.
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    Re: Would You Welcome The Refugee Children To Your State/City?

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    As long as they are with them, they most certainly can protect them.
    You've never been to a developing world slum, have you.

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