George RR Martin Has Thoughts About the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Which he wrote out, obviously.

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Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin—much like his characters—is not afraid to get political. The author took on the Syrian refugee crisis in a blog post, calling for the United States to look to the Statue of Liberty and, what he says, America stands for. 

"For me, Lady Liberty and the words on her base represent the best of what this nation of immigrants is all about," he wrote. "One has to wonder if all the governors (including our own governor here in New Mexico, I am ashamed to say) and congressmen voting to keep out the Syrian refugees have ever visited the Statue, or read the words on her base. If so, they surely failed to understand them."

"The Syrian refugees are as much victims of ISIS as the dead in France," he continued, referencing the terrible incidents from the past month. "Let them in. Santa Fe, at least, will welcome them."

Okay, Martin. We see you. You can read the full blog post here

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