This State is Standing Up to the Refugeehad
Vermont was once one of the most conservative states in the Union. Then, hippie Baby Boomers hopped on their Volkswagen buses and bedded down, forever altering the Green Mountain State. So you'd think they'd be all in on Barack Obama's plan to import thousands of refugees.
Think again. As the Daily Caller reports:
Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras defended his decision, saying the town’s demographics are declining, and they are having trouble recruiting younger workers. He also thinks refugees will bring cultural diversity.
“We need people,” Louras declared to The New York Times.
Louras’s decision sparked outrage among some residents who say they had little say in the mayor’s decision, which would effect them all. They formed an advocacy group called Rutland First to pressure Louras to reverse his decision.
An open letter on the group’s Facebook page says “Rutland First DOES NOT condone violence of any kind towards ANYONE,” continuing “we may disagree with the mayors actions of bringing refugees to our community for a variety of different reasons, BUT never have we wanted harm to come to any human being.”
This is more evidence that even in America's bluest of blue states, the American people are sick and tired of taking a backseat to liberal interest groups. We hope the people of Vermont remind their elected officials whose interests they represent.