Re Richard McClelland’s letter on the subject of admitting Syrian refugees: When did it become evil for us to show compassion in the face of others’ suffering? We have a long tradition, continuing to this day, of doing what we can to assist others in need. It is part of the honor and obligation of being one of the world’s most affluent societies.
He should look around and gauge what percentage of his neighbors are not immigrants, refugees, exiles, or descendants thereof, which leaves only Native Americans to possibly entitle themselves to criticisms such as his.
Raphael Cole, Davie