Letters to the Editor

Phil Kirk: Courageous stance

Regarding the Nov. 20 editorial “Cooper cops out?”: Attorney General Roy Cooper should be praised, not condemned, for following Gov. Pat McCrory’s lead in saying “no” to potentially dangerous refugees being forcibly relocated to North Carolina by the federal government with limited or no credible information about them.

McCrory, a Republican, can now share the barrage of liberal venom from the media and social do-gooders in opposition to the Obama administration’s misguided policies with Cooper, a Democrat.

Along with the unanimous support of Republicans and apparent unanimous support of Democrats on the powerful legislative oversight committee, North Carolina’s public officials are taking a courageous stand.

It is a shame that our enemies have caused this terrible situation to develop in Syria, and it is sad that desperate Syrians have been forced to flee their country. Most refugees are harmless and are seeking a better life.

However, in this case, it is imperative that our leaders in both parties in North Carolina stand up for our residents and to protect us against possible death.

We can hope that President Obama corrects his naive policies and remembers that he is supposed to be protecting us, but I’m not holding my breath.

Phil Kirk

Raleigh

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