Letters to the Editor

Bill Taylor: Give liberty to refugees

A question for Gov. Pat McCrory: If Native Americans in the 1500s and 1600s had denied his ancestors (or any of our ancestors) entry to the New World, how would he feel and what would he think about being denied entry?

Has he forgotten the quotation from Emma Lazarus: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door”?

Don’t deny Syrian refugees entry to North Carolina out of hand. Simply show confidence in a thorough vetting process and extend a helping hand.

Bill Taylor