He’s not understanding anything of our history and is scolding us for not wanting to put ourselves in danger.
Dubbing the Pilgrims the country’s first refugees, President Obama used his weekly radio address Thursday to chide his fellow Americans for their reluctance to accept Syrian refugees and to insist that the U.S. has a duty to accept them and other immigrants.
“Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims — men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families. What makes America America is that we offer that chance,” Mr. Obama said. “We turn Lady Liberty’s light to the world and widen our circle of concern to say that all God’s children are worthy of our compassion and care. That’s part of what makes this the greatest country on Earth.
Mr. Obama has committed to resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. this fiscal year and has been stunned by the vehement reaction from Americans who overwhelmingly oppose his plan in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. One of the suicide bombers is believed to have sneaked into the country as part of a group of refugees.