As we watch the thousands of miserable people, including hundreds of mothers and children, escaping from the persecution in their home countries, we must turn to our Bibles to learn from the many lessons on how to treat our fellow human beings, one of the most important being Leviticus 19:33-34: "If a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him. The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt."
And more recently, the statement of the Statue of Liberty, which helped make our country great with diversity: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
Diversity and an open door will make our country great again.
— Ron Osborn, Hamilton