144 Re: Elections on Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:16 pm
wprager wrote:Sending troops and taking in refugees are two sides of the same coin -- you cannot argue for one while arguing against the other. Either we get involved or we stay out.
Of course you can. That's just silly. That's like saying that women's shelter employees are required to go and beat up abusive boyfriends. Cause they're involved by helping provide shelter, therefore they must be involved in a militaristic way.
There is a huge difference about enforcing *our* laws and morals within *our* borders and doing it elsewhere. One of the arguments against Harper was "his foreign policy". As most complaints about Harper and the Conservatives this one was a little low on specifics, so I pushed. And the reply was that we should not be sending troops to other countries and getting involved in their activities. But the same person was condemning the government for not doing enough in rescuing the refugees. Guess what, those refugees are not showing up on Canada's coast. I am in no-way saying we should not help out, but there is no way you can say that rescuing people from an oppressive regime is not getting involved, and once you are involved you are there, with guns (to protect your own -- there is no other way). You cannot draw the line and say we will do this, but we will not do that. You're either in or you're out.
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