scotlandHospitality done right. The guests arrive, respectfully remove their hats and shoes. You feed and entertain them like kings. Then the guests leave and praise you to their friends.

Hospitality done wrong. The guests arrive, eat your food, leer at your daughter, shove your son, put their feet on your table, laugh at you, bring their friends over and never leave.

Asylum for refugees. A generous humanitarian gesture toward a large numbers of foreigners seeking safety — assuming they are deemed asylum seekers and not non-uniformed invaders — should be a temporary sanctuary in a confined campus, with mandatory return once the hostilities are deemed to have ended. And no possibility of release to integrate with the host state’s population.

In no moral law is it written that asylum for refugees must become an open door to changing the national character of the host country. A good host will feed you and board you, not dispossess…

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