1. “Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has said offering shelter sends a false signal that people who enter the country illegally are welcome.” So much for compassionate conservatism. Two millennia ago, according to the Bible, Jesus said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me.” Today the soi dissant Christian conservatives have revealed a new translation of the Biblical verse: “Let the little children suffer.” They say we cannot afford to take care of this influx. I say that we, as a nation, cannot afford not to.

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