Dear Editor,

Consider the Muslim refugee situation in Scandinavia and Europe, remove the blinders, and contemplate reality.

Frankly, I’ve had enough of the blinkered, politically correct world of tolerance, diversity, multiculturalism, sensitivity training, compassion, and other feel-good edicts of such importance to the obsessively offended warm and fuzzy crowd.

Where is it written I am required to accommodate a religion (Islam, aka ISIS, Boko Haram, Hezbollah, etc.) that dictates subjugation and/or death to infidels? I can’t find that directive in our Constitution, can you? Where is it written the USA has to accept any refugees from anywhere? I can’t find it in our Constitution, can you?

The Constitution does, however, recognize the Commander-In-Chief’s primary responsibility as defense of the homeland. This means American citizens are number one, not refugees and/or immigrants.

A counter-terrorism expert put it very well, stating ‘… what’s going on now in Germany is most certainly is a clash of cultures.’

True, a clash with a culture that seems to abhor assimilation and is intolerant to the nth degree. Specifically, how’s Germany’s program of tolerant compassion working out? Where has politically incorrect common sense gone?

Do you want this culture here? I don’t.

God bless America, and God bless our military.

Steve Brixen

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