From whom they flee
The refugee crisis in Europe and the U.S. exposes the lack of common sense in the Western world.
Moral leaders are quick to criticize European and U.S. governments for not doing enough for refugees coming to their countries. But where is the moral outrage against the corrupt, warmongering and dysfunctional leaders in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America who have created this crisis?
Why is the U.S. criticized for not wanting illegal immigrants while Mexican and other Latin American leaders are not criticized for creating circumstances causing their citizens to flee? Perhaps it’s safer to criticize good guys than bad guys.
This situation has the same moral equivalence as members of a dysfunctional family living next door, demanding to move into your house to be fed and clothed at your expense, and creating turmoil in your household. Who would stand for this?
Wouldn’t it be less expensive and more humane to militarily engage the bad guys in charge of refugee-producing countries than to allow the turmoil that massive world migration will bring to stable countries? It will take decades to recover from the disruption and upheaval from migration.
Allowing unchecked immigration is insane and ensures the crisis will continue indefinitely. It’s a shame that we don’t have world leaders with the courage to solve this problem!
The writer is vice chairman of the Allegheny County Republican Committee.