Men and women of average or better intelligence are fully aware that Trump’s “wall” is unnecessary and would fail to achieve it’s presumed purpose. Homeland Security tested Trump’s alternate “steel barrier” and found that a saw could easily cut holes in the steel rods. Trump admits that certain types of acid can be used to destroy a concrete wall. Most importantly, there is no “crisis” on our southern border, and a wall does not address the real problem; sensible immigration reform.
Nearly 60 percent of all Americans recognize that we are experiencing a “Trump government shutdown.” There is no one else to blame. 69 percent of Americans do not believe that a “wall” is necessary; but Trump and his pathetic party are not listening. So, what’s new?
The most important fact will convince the other 40 percent of Americans that this is childish and the blame rests on the orange man is very upsetting.
Prior to Trump’s threat of a shutdown, a bipartisan bill had been produced which would have kept the government open until February 8th. It included an additional $1.6 billion for border security. The Senate voted 100-0 in favor of the bill, and Trump was expected to sign it. Only after Trump chose to listen to extremists did he change his mind and demand that funding for his personal folly be included. Simply put, Trump rejected common sense.
Remember this final fact. Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, now claims that he will support Trump completely. The “wall” is the only reason more than 800,000 government workers are not being paid.
November 3, 2020 is coming soon; Republicans must go. This is our country, not theirs.
The Truth Lives Here
Op-ed by this “Wise Old Fart,” James Turnage
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