[update - just this between these brackets 30 Nov. 16 -
- compassion (sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others) doesn't make you, your neighborhood, or your entire Nation, a doormat. I am reminded of the saying large doors swing on little hinges (something like that). The information that I have to work with about "refugees" for example, is incomplete. Providing sanctuary to people fleeing crappy places is not necessarily the most compassionate conclusion.
On one hand, we have the gum ball guy's talk on immigration (see above) on the other, or another, hand, we have - well, this:
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Monday he was saddened by the “senseless act of gun violence” at Ohio State University, even though the attacker used a butcher knife and a car.