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Canada models compassion

Bravo, Canada. I have read recently that you are welcoming additional Syrian refugees and donating a large sum to the United Nations for refugee resettlement. I applaud you. Your actions prove that you are a world leader; defined by the principles that mark all truly great peoples: compassion, hospitality and generosity.

Though some do not judge the value and worth of a country by these rubrics, such as many in my own country who prefer the guise of self-preservation to cover cowardice and bigotry, history will praise your actions as visionary and profound in these times of confusion and hatred.

So, I hope that your home and native land might inspire those nations across the world, including these humble United States of America.

Paul Lee


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