WILL STATE LEADERS LISTEN?
Opponents of a controversial refugee resettlement program are urging South Carolina’s leaders to push the “PAUSE” button. And yes, because those letters are capitalized you’re in store for a nifty acronym …
“A” stands for a requested “audit” of the program – although at this point it’s abundantly clear what’s going on. Federal tax dollars are being routed through liberal foundations to bring these refugees to America – at which point state and local taxpayers must provide for them.
“U” stands for “uncover” – as in uncovering the role of the United Nations in the program. This is obviously tied more toward national security concerns over the UN’s vetting procedures (or lack thereof).
“S” stands for “suspend” – as in suspending the flow of tax dollars toward resettlement efforts. Palmetto state budget writers tried to do that earlier this year, but S.C. governor Nikki Haley overruled them).
“E,” the last letter, stands for “explore” – as in exploring other options.
We support the “PAUSE.” In fact we’ve been calling for a halt to this program for months – arguing that such compulsory compassion is not something this country (and certainly not this state) can afford. For our latest coverage of the issue, click here.