Vote Inconsistent with Holiday Ideal

November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving naturally leads many of us in the United States to stop and reflect on our blessings. That is, until we then try to kill each other getting to Black Friday sale items the next morning - or now even before we clean the dishes since some stores open on Thursday. I hope that somehow in the busyness and consumerism of this time of year, we can find a way to think about others.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune ran a letter to the editor I wrote contrasting the ideals of Thanksgiving with the anti-refugee legislation my U.S. Representative, Blaine Luetkemeyer, cosponsored last week. In the letter, Vote Inconsistent with Holiday Ideal, I note problems with his legislative effort to prevent assistance to refugees. I also argue we need to remember and pray for refugees. I hope Luetkemeyer and others will listen.