In reference to Mr. Mark Maddox’s recent column [Mike Pence, governor of INtolerance, Dec. 7 IBJ], Mr. Maddox points out the intolerance of our Governor Pence concerning the 10,000 Syrians earmarked to come to Indiana.
You know, I have been thinking about this, and I know that “It’s a Mighty Thin Pancake That Don’t Have Two Sides.” (See my book.)
I think I have a solution. How about an “Adopt a Syrian” program? For instance, Mr. Maddox could pick out a Syrian family and either let them move in with him or get them an apartment close by so he could mentor them.
He could also be responsible for getting them a job—even if someone else has to be fired.
I am excited about this solution, and I could see the entire Bar Association wanting to get in on this program.
I even think the archbishop might like this program. (Like Mr. Maddox, I am also a Catholic.)