Several months ago, President Donald Trump put the power of discernment back in the hands of the people when he gave each state the right to decide whether or not they would continue to accept refugees welcomed into the United States. While dozens of Democrat governors quickly moved to assure the federal government that they would keep taking in and resettling these refugees, others on the Republican side hesitated. On Monday, one of those Republicans came to a decision: Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri told the State Department that his state would continue to welcome refugees.

“Missouri has a long and rich history of immigration, dating back to America’s earliest explorers, fur traders, and missionaries,” Parson said in a  letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “Today, Missouri’s population includes thousands of refugees who have become vital members of our communities.”

According to Parson, Missouri has resettled more than 18,000 refugees from 45 countries since 2002.

“Missouri will continue to work hard to ensure refugees become a thriving part of our communities, and I am confident this demonstration of compassion will mark the first step in these immigrants becoming patriotic and productive fellow Americans,” Parson wrote.

Parson said he would continue to work with five agencies who have helped to resettle refugees in St. Louis, Springfield, and other Missouri cities.

“These groups do an excellent job of transitioning newly settled populations, ensuring they are educated, trained and prepared to assimilate into their community,” Parson said.

While we didn’t exactly hear any cheers coming up from the people that voted Parson into office, Anna Crosslin of the International Institute of St. Louis was certainly happy to hear the news.

“We are incredibly excited and gratified to learn that Missouri will remain a welcoming state for refugees from war-torn countries around the world since Governor Parson has given consent for continued resettlement,” said Crosslin. “Refugees are important assets to our communities, culturally and economically. With the right kind of resettlement assistance from agencies and our faith communities, these newcomers quickly become workers, shop owners, neighbors and friends.”

Just look at how quickly they can replace the native-born population! It’s wonderful!

Well, just goes to show you (again) that just because you’ve got an (R) next to your name, it doesn’t mean you’re working for the good of the American people. Maybe someone should primary this fool.