But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come to me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven -- Matthew 19:14 (American King James Version)There has been a lot to talk about providing relief and support for undocumented children. 21 children have been placed in South Dakota and the Governor is none to happy about it. Daugaard complains in a press release about his anger that the federal agency didn't clear it with him. Then he tries to use fear and xenophobia to label the children as threats.
“It is disappointing that, despite assurances from federal officials, these children have been placed in South Dakota without notification to the state,” said the Governor. “Although federal officials indicate that these 21 children have been screened and vaccinated, we will be asking for more information so that the state can be sure that these children pose no risk to South Dakotans.”A lot of people have been discussing this response. Over at Madville, Cory pointed out the silliness of bringing up a lack of vaccination for the children as a major threat to South Dakota. The Displaced Plainsman cites the Bob Mercer and points out that all this freaking out over 21 children shows that lack of foresight and planning that is the SD GOP (and national GOP in my opinion). Over at Dakota War College, you are getting statements from GOP rank and file like these: