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“In a short while, I will sign a bill to open our government for three weeks.”

– President Donald J. Trump


Today’s post is the third and final installment of this series titled The Wall, The Donald and the Democrats, the purpose of which has been to analyze the debate over the border wall.

This post was written last weekend, before President Trump’s decision to temporarily end the government shut down without first securing funding the border wall.

This is a deeply disappointing development from the perspective of those, this author included, who had hoped, for once!, that the Republicans would stand up to the Democrats and actually do something about border security.

Perhaps the wall still will be built, but I’m less optimistic today than I was before Trump’s announcement on Friday 1/25 when he indicated that he was bringing the government shut down to a temporary end.

But even if the wall is built, Trump’s decision to fold on the shut down raises an important question. Namely, even if the wall gets built, will the political price be so high as to strip it of all benefit to the American people?

The word is that Jared Kushner is floating the idea of giving green cards to the DACA recipients. Who knows, Kushner may even offer them citizenship. If either of these two options occurs, then we’re right back to the same situation where we’ve been in the past: The Democrats get the immediate benefit of new Democratic voters via immigration amnesty while Republicans get promises – promises which somehow never seem to materialize – of future border security.

In other words, once again Lucy will have tricked Charlie Brown by pulling the football away.


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“President Trump, I have news for you: your wall won’t work.”

    – Gavin Newsom, Governor of California

“We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work.”

    – San Diego TV station KUSI

Last week we started our look at Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the US-Mexico border and addressed a couple of objections to it. This week’s post will further examine the arguments for and against the idea.

Do Walls Actually Work?

On Sunday, November 25, 2018, Fox News reported that “Hundreds of migrants try rushing toward California port of entry, as Trump threatens to close entire border.” The article went on to quote Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen saying that some of the migrants “attempted to breadh legacy fence infrastructure along the border and sought to harm CBP (Customs and Border Protection) personnel by throwing projectiles at them.”

Here’s some footage of the event:

In pretty dramatic fashion, the “legacy fence infrastructure” along the border between San Ysidro, CA and Tijuana put a stop to the migrant border rush.

Contrary to the naysayers, walls do work.

This wasn’t the only time the migrants – the same people whose virtues the MSM can’t lecture Americans enough about – attempted to force their way into the US.

On January 2, 2019, Breitbart ran a headline that read “Border Patrol: ‘Violent Mob’ Attacked Agents, Attempted to Push Minors Over Barbed-Wire.” According to Breitbart, “The migrants gathered at the San Diego sector of the United States border with Mexico on New Year’s Eve tried to force their way over the barrier. When turned back by Customs and Border Patrol agents, some in the group started throwing rocks and attempted to push children over the barbed wire atop the barrier.”

Lovely. Just the sort of folks we all want as neighbors.

But the big takeaway, apart from exposing the criminal mob mentality of many of the so-called migrants – invaders is a better term – is that one again, the walls held.

I think I’m starting to see a pattern.

Could it be that Gavin Newsom’s real fear is not that Trump’s wall wouldn’t work, but that it would, and all too well?


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