Letters to the Editor

Uphold our values

Recently, I received a mass email from Rep. Andy Barr’s office in which he proclaimed his support for the House’s S.A.F.E bill.

This bill essentially says Syrian refugees need not think about coming to this country. Given this season of the year, this is disappointing. Weren’t the Pilgrims refugees? They would have all died if it were not for the care and guidance given by the Wampanoag. Does not the Biblical account tell us that Jesus and his family were refugees in Egypt?

Many of our stumping politicians proclaim their great love of Christian values. They also wrap themselves in the American flag and proclaim their great respect for our past. The Syrian refugee crisis was an opportunity to stand for those cherished values.

Jerry Sevier