Just days ago, I praised Cruz’ introduction of a bill which would place term limits on congress. Today he proves once again that he is unqualified and unfit to hold public office.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wants drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to pay for a wall at the southern border of the United States. Guzman is currently on trial for allegedly running one of the largest drug-trafficking organizations in the world.
Cruz asked his supporters to become co-sponsors of a bill that would use the $14 billion that the U.S. government seized from El Chapo to pay for the wall.
Cruz brags that he was a “Constitutional Law Attorney.” Is he not aware that what he suggests is illegal, or is he joining his fuhrer and claiming that the law doesn’t apply to Republicans?
Let’s stop all of the bulls**t; this wall is pure ignorance. For the last time, I hope, here are the facts about border security, immigration, and the “wall.”
In the bill Trump refused to sign before he made another bad decision to shutdown the government, a bipartisan agreement added $1.6 billion to border security. Everyone wants border security, but something which is effective and far less costly. Trump’s claim that terrorists are arriving through our southern border is 100 percent false and ignorant. The truth is that out of approximately 4,000 suspected terrorists who were arrested attempting to come to America only six were stopped at our southern border. The other 3,994 were arrested as they arrived on commercial aviation.
Immigration is a serious and complicated problem, and a wall will not solve five-percent of the situation. Walls were not effective in preventing a nation’s enemies from crossing their borders in the 16th century. Has any Republican ever heard of “tunnels?” I guess not.
Eliminating ICE, hiring more Border Patrol Agents who receive better training, and equipping them with state-of-the-art equipment including more off-road vehicles, surveillance equipment, satellite infrared detection devices, and drones would cost less and be more effective.
Border security must also include more efficient methods of preventing more than one-half of illegal immigrants from arriving on commercial flights from Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe from staying in America after their ‘visitor’s visas’ expire.
Republican politicians choose to be ignorant; it suits their needs. The truth and facts are their enemies. Time for all, and I mean ALL of them to go. On November 3, 2020 we can send them home with a simple vote. This is our country, not theirs.
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Op-ed by this “Wise Old Fart,” James Turnage
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