While I respectfully disagree with U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum’s recommendation regarding Syrian refugees, I do believe there is room for a reasonable and civil conversation about it. That is why I am disappointed that she chose to express herself in an uncivil manner.
I would like to warn readers not to put animal cruelty on their shopping lists this year. The holidays are a busy season for puppy sales. But when you purchase puppies over the Internet, or at pet stores, you are often unknowingly supporting a puppy mill.
I totally agree with Gov. Mark Dayton that America should welcome refugees from Syria and other war-torn nations, using appropriate vetting, of course. I hope Roseville Mayor Roe and our Roseville City Council will begin making arrangements for refugees to resettle in Roseville and that their counterparts in Little Canada, which this newspaper also serves, do likewise.
I know from personal experience that in just the better part of four Saturdays and a few short nights, a person can knock on every residential door in Falcon Heights, including apartments, and have time to have a brief conversation with those who choose to answer.