“Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion;” I just wish that more Americans would research the truth and refuse to believe false and angry rhetoric.
There is no more perfect example than “The Wall.” If you are a member of Trump’s cult, stop reading now. I am going to offer some facts and you won’t like them.
Most significant to the current ignorant discussion is the fact that “the wall” was not a real proposal. Before Trump declared his intention to win the Republican Primary in June of 2015, his team was intent upon keeping Trump on focus. He was difficult to manage. Duh! One of the issues they wanted him to stress was immigration reform. To remind him, they would place the word ‘wall’ in prepared speeches to remind him. Then, during a single hate rally, Trump blurted out a promise which surprised his entire staff.
“We are going to build a wall, and Mexico will pay for it.”
This one statement has now become the core of Trump’s failed presidency. Only a single accomplishment can be credited to Trump in 23 months and 23 days; a minor criminal justice reform. Everything he claims to have accomplished was begun prior to January 20, 2017.
Another fact Trump and his cult don’t want you to know is that ‘the wall’ has already been proven to be a failure, and other methods of border security would be extremely effective.
The Department of Homeland Security tested the prototype for Trump’s steel “barrier.” They found that a saw purchased at any home improvement store could cut through the steel bars. Trump admitted that a concrete wall was no better. Several types of acid could burn a hole through concrete in minutes.
This is the 21st century and surveillance cameras, cameras mounted on drones, and infrared imaging from satellites could easily inspect all 2,000 miles of our southern border.
Finally, it is unforgivable to harm the lives of more than 800,000 Americans to soothe the ego of one man. Trump’s shutdown is a crime against humanity.
What we should be doing is looking at the many reasons why Trump must be impeached. All the world is now aware that he has committed treason and must be punished for his crimes against the American people.
The Truth Lives Here
Op-ed by this “Wise Old Fart,” James Turnage
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