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Leftist Xenophobia

There is a Christian genocide occurring in Iraq and Syria. But the Left is preventing America from providing asylum for the religiously persecuted.

ISIS targets both the Shia and Sunni Muslims who refuse to join its terrorist ranks. But the Left is preventing America from providing a safe haven to peaceful pluralist Muslims.

Millions of Mexicans, Central Americans, Africans, and Asians desire to flee Third World deprivation. But the Left is preventing America from opening her doors to many more countrymen of immigrant American citizens.

As Flannery O’Connor observed, the Left governs by tenderness which is to say without restraint. Only their feelings about their own goodness matter.

This was on display with the Left’s “Day Without Immigrants” protest.

No distinction was made between people who are in America legally and people who are not.

No distinction was made between people who are self-sufficient and people who game the welfare state.

No distinction was made between the more than 100,000 criminal illegal aliens released by ICE in 2013 alone -- including 193 convicted murders and 426 convicted sex offenders -- and children brought here illegally by their parents.

Leftist xenophobia, the irrational fear of distinguishing between people who come in peace and predators, is killing both people and the promise of America the world over.

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