I'm happy to report that my home town of Rutland, Vermont will be taking in 100 mostly Syrian refugees starting in December. I'm sad to say that some of the residents here remain steadfastly against the relocation of ANY refugees to the United States and they're especially upset that they'll be "in their backyard" so to speak.
For my own part, I'm doing what I can to make the refugees feel as welcome as possible. My wife will be offering free acupuncture services to all of them and I'm doing my best to connect to others within our community to foster empathy, compassion and a welcoming spirit.
Alas, while 100 refugees is a start, it's a drop in the ocean compared to the 21 million who are fleeing the wars that we started but lack the political will to stop.
Jill Stein is the only candidate who has promised to stop these ridiculous wars. A vote for anyone else is a vote to keep this madness going forever!