Representatives and senators: You’ve come back from “recess” to a mess. You have to deal with Hurricane Harvey’s devastation on top of raising the debt ceiling and coming up with an acceptable federal budget and getting tax cuts, er, I mean reform shoved through before, maybe October 1. And, the threat of the President to veto any budget that doesn’t fund his wall.
Look, this wall is nothing more than a monument to Trump. It would be forever known as Trump’s Wall and that is what he so desperately wants. A monument to himself paid for and maintained by the taxpayers of the United States.
How could this wall possibly stop drugs? Ever hear of airplanes or drones? Less than three weeks ago a drone helicopter carrying 13 pounds of methamphetamine was seized after it crossed the border into, I believe, Arizona. Does anyone seriously believe this was the only one?
Tunnels will also defeat the purpose of the wall on illegal immigration now as the tunnels used to get runaway slaves to Canada in the Underground Railroad in the 1850s and 1860s.
No, this wall has nothing to do with any interdiction of any criminal behavior nor improving national security. It is purely a venal, ego-driven demanded desire for a lasting monument to Trump.
I expect you all to say “no” to the wall. Put the people of this country ahead of party and ahead of venality. If Trump vetoes the budget without the wall and America defaults on its loans and the world financial schemes implode into a massive depression, lay that at the feet of a man who wants more than anything else a monument to himself. Again, say “NO!” to the Wall.