The web-poll is a variant on mob rule, so take it with a grain of salt. For those augmenting their yes votes with a comment with caps lock on, well, "nuff said." As for helping veterans and homeless, actions speak louder than your keyboard, and can certainly be taken regardless of how we continue with the refugee program.
Funny how all of you jump on one man's comments. How he's a bigot, hateful etc.. who are you to judge? Since you are so for there "refugees" to be here, please post your address so they can come stay with you!!!
When you sheep are being slaughtered by the wolves don't look to this sheep dog to protect you!!! There are others in the flock more deserving!
When we have fulfilled our promises to our own veterans, and our own homeless. We should give freely to those in need. BUT, we should not be so blind as to assist those who would destroy us enter our homes. It is not heartless to ask that a refugee prove they are of no threat. The poem on the statue of liberty speaks of those seeking freedoms offered by this country it does not offer an open invitation to those who refuse to assimilate to our culture. Pray as you wish to whom you wish or not at all but do not propose to ell everyone around you that they have to change their lives to suit you. I fully support legal immigration and the assistance to refugees that can prove they are not terrorists. But the evidence from Europe indicates that many of them are terrorists. Still we need to care for our own first, we need to secure the safety and security of our citizens so we can offer freely the freedom guaranteed by the Statue of Liberty.
I agree with Governor Otters stand. We should have some fear about any refugee or illegal immigrant at this time. The time is pertinent in reconizing people from the Middle East want to kill Americans. Refugees are trying to enter as sheep when they are wolves.Do we have an immiment need to protect our homeland? It is gut smart to know most won't try to kill us but some entering will. We have cells growing in our nation now. To bring more in without getting refugees vetted just as we did to a simplier degree when people came to Ellis Island during a more innocent time in our history. Some came to Ellis Island and were refused entry. It has never truly been a blanket invitation to the weak and weary.
Rob Greenwood do you work with the homeless? Were you concern with their well being before last week? Do you donate to charities who help the hungry, oppressed or sick?
SCREW THE REFUGEES.....HAVE WE FIXED OUR HOMELESS PROBLEM IN BOISE.....HAVE WE HELPED OUR HOMELESS VETS? LETS CLEAN UP OUR CITY FIRST GET IT BACK ON TRACK THEN ...MAYBE THEN WE CAN TRY TO HELP OTHERS....
it's nice me and three others just aren't sure. . .
USA the Recruitment Wing of ISIS... Their stratagyis painting the image of Islam vs. the Crusaders. Some folks are talking putting ID badges on Muslims! Or even outlawing the religion all together. Crazy!
And our violent response is ISIS's biggest recruiting mechanism and also part of their plan... For every civilian killed in a drone strike, 3 terrorists are born... The USA tilled the ground and planted the seeds that ISIS grew from and now we continue to waters the crops..
SO happy to see how the vote has gone so far with this issue. 64 agree with Governor Otter, 298 disagree with him at this moment as i am writing. i cast the 298th vote against his paranoia. i do understand that this IS the Boise Weekly though, a generally progressive publication with fewer Republican readers. It is still heartwarming!
Pat, you and your kind are truly scary. Thank goodness most of us understand what makes this country great and it is nothing like you present.
Hey guys, even Pat is a person. If we want him/her to behave with any amount of humanity, we have got to demonstrate the same value. It's hard, but the commitment is worth it.
Gee, Pat does someone have you locked in your house? Last I checked pretty easy to leave Idaho or the United States. Have a good trip!
Pat Rice.... You are what is wrong with America, Idaho and conservative... You disgust me.
And Governor "Otter-not" is just pandering to the foaming-at-the-mouth dimbulbs like Pat Rice.... Otter is all about doing something unconstitutional again so that he can waste more taxpayer dollars on stupid lawsuits.
Pat - "I'm Pat, and I'm a moron."
All - "Hi, Pat."
I don't understand the question...Plus, I've always thought the Polls were cool....but I've never been to Poland....
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