< br> The Mayor of Springfield, Dominic Sarno, has come under fire for trying to stop the importation of thousands of refugees from Iraq and Somalia into a City, already struggling with housing, and financial woes due to a tornado that had ripped the City of Homes in two 3 years ago. He is, of course, being criticized for most likely being anti-refugee International Business Times.
Sarno who has to contend with massive gang wars, a completely Democrat and dysfunctional City Government, and the left of Center State and Federal Governments, is now expected to take on more individuals who, 100 years ago, would have been expected to fend for themselves. Case in point, every Italian, French, German, Spanish, Austrian, (name a country), immigrant from the age of infancy on, that managed to work in the mills, finds housing, or not, but survive and bring prosperity to their families. There was plenty of room and social services were non-existent. This is what built our nation. It is not that this blogger is not empathetic to a refugee, but, being a first generation American whose father came from Spain at the age of 7 and worked in the fields, learned English in a year, and went onto live a prosperous life, it is difficult to imagine that today, the refugee is housed, fed, and basically hand-held by tax-payer funded idiots, who then disappear and leave the much dependent individuals without the capacity to fend for themselves.
Sarno has got this one right – Should the Powers that Be wish to locate hundreds of thousands of individuals across the nation – perhaps they should look towards roomy Governors mansions, or the homes and properties of those making the laws, in order for them to fully understand the consequences of their actions. What should be done, in this opinion, is allow for one year of orientation and assistance, in finding a job, housing, etc., and then letting the individual rise of fall based on their own volition. If it worked 100 years ago, it should work just fine today.
Understanding this sounds a bit cruel, what of those who are left to rely on a system that is constantly falling short? Once that system is no longer in place, what then? What does a totally dependent, frightened individual do?
Sounds much crueler. What is suspect with all this lovely good intent is that they are sending refugees to cities that can barely support their own, Springfield, Lewiston Maine, et al. where the local homeless are abundant, and the working poor visible. Sarno is correct is his please to send them elsewhere, as it is not fair to the City, the citizens of the City of Springfield, and especially to those whom the Federal agencies purport to wish to “help”.
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