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Brownback turns back on refugees

As a U.S. senator, Sam Brownback was second to none in advocating for those suffering because of war, persecution and oppression, often by citing the biblical admonition “that true religion is taking care of widows and orphans and the foreigner amongst you.” That makes him the last governor you’d expect to fearmonger about refugees, as he did again last week by pulling Kansas out of the federal government’s refugee resettlement program.

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So they said

“It is my theory, in 20 years we in the state of Kansas will look at the Brownback administration and he will be a hero, because he will have got our house in order.” – Sen. Forrest Knox, R-Altoona

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Taking in refugees from countries that don’t try to stop Islamic extremism in their midst reminds me of the story of a woman who flagged a passing motorist to change a tire. She then asked the generous soul to work quietly and not wake her husband in the back seat.

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As the U.S. throws more troops at the losing proposition that is the Middle East conflict and the ISIS mess it spawned, who knew we’d look back with nostalgia on the relatively easy standoff with communism that was the Cold War?

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All of the Republican presidential candidates say cutting taxes for business creates jobs. Kansas is proof that this is not true, and all that it accomplishes is that the rich get richer.

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