There are few ideas so bad currently being considered by our so-called “leaders” as the intentional relocation of tens-of-thousands of Syrians to our homeland.
If there is a worse idea to be found, it is the notion that states should be forced to accept these security risks and be forced to supply them with food stamps.
Currently, Syria’s citizens are fleeing hellish fighting in their country and European and North American countries have agreed to accept a tremendous amount of Syrian refugees into their countries.
President Obama has committed America to accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees to begin with and though dedicated governors throughout the country are fighting to keep the abusive federal government from relocating potential terrorists into their state, President Obama appears to be planning yet another aggressive federal overreach by forcing states to accept these refugees that cannot be thoroughly vetted.
To make matters worse, according to Obama Department of Agriculture, not only are states being forced to accept these security risks, they are also obliged to furnish them with food stamps.
Obama Department of Agriculture sent a threatening letter to Georgia’s social services agency last week and informed them that they are required to furnish Syrian refugees with food stamps. A refusal to do so would be, according to the federal government, a violation of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.
“As long as an applicant submits a SNAP application that includes the applicant’s name, address, and signature, the state agency must accept and process the application to be in compliance with federal law,” Jessica Shahin of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program wrote to officials.
Referring to an executive order issued by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal which halts Obama’s relocation of Syrians into his state, the letter also demands that Georgia lawmakers “rescind this memorandum and cease this practice immediately.”
This is precisely the kind of federal overreach the Founders always feared and that the South has long cautioned against.
The Tenth Amendment outlines a default notion of states’ rights and provides that those powers not expressly given to the federal government are reserved for the states.
If a state cannot dictate that thousands of security risks not be relocated within their borders, what power is left for states and their lawmakers, judges and executives?
Not only is Obama’s relocation of Syrians a treasonous notion, it is a startling illustration of the federal government’s power which must be lessened if our republic is to survive.