Do you think this is a good idea?
Is it legal under ourlaws?
Is the border situation getting better or worse?
How should the US deal with the convoy of migrants coming our way?
Do you think building the wall is only long term solution?
Well, there you go, by sending in the national guard, he solved his own forest fire of a political problem when he opened his pathologically dishonest, racist big mouth and said Mexico would pay for his delusional wall in his head. He blabbed this lie over and over and over again while literally almost blowing his orange top on several occasions.
Don't forget, drugs and just about everything else can easily be transported right over a grand useless wall using drones.
Since 1971, border crossings have declined steadily but that won't stop a mega-racist like Spanky Trump from creating a fake Mexican invasion.
I actually think a wall like this built around Trump Castle in New York is a much wiser solution to protect humanity.
"Since 1971, border crossings have declined steadily but that won't stop a mega-racist like Spanky Trump from creating a fake Mexican invasion."
Are you sure?
"The number of "illegal" crossing attempts at the U.S. Southwest border triple in March compared with a year ago, the government says. " https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/05/crossin … r-ago.html
"The number of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) caught crossing the border increased to 5,129 while family units apprehended rose to 5,616. These levels are the highest since the 2014 border surge when levels of combined UACs and family units apprehended at the border reached over 27,000 in the month of June 2014." https://www.numbersusa.com/news/illegal … -year-high
"Citing Homeland Security data, The Washington Times reported that Border Patrol and officers at the ports of entry nabbed 50,308 people in March — up from less than 37,000 in February, and three times the 16,588 people apprehended in March 2017.
"Illegal Border Crossings up 200 Percent Since Last March | Newsmax.com " https://www.newsmax.com/politics/border … id/852650/
Seems to me your "facts" leave a tad bit to be desired. Actual research is a a better tool than "common sense".
Before you go on your anti- Trump diatribes, check your history. Both President Obama and Bush, did similar actions during their tenure...
Also, the wall is something that works...
Most other nations have them. Here is link to recent countries around the world building walls...
https://710wor.iheart.com/featured/mark … the-world/
Israel has a wall and it works fine.
Saudia Arabia is building a wall...
The great wall of China lasted a thousand years...
Border crossings have declined since 1971 no matter how anyone slices it and furthermore, Mexicans are God's children even more so than the demonic Trump family who do nothing but rip human beings off. Anyone seen their papers lately? The big bad 'invasion' from the south renders hard working individuals who come here to do the jobs nobody else wants to do and that's a simple fact, if any of you lived near the border you'd understand this. FYI Americans with papers commit the vast majority of crimes in the United States, not Mexicans who come here to earn an honest living by washing your cars, cooking your meals, cleaning your hotel rooms and maintaining your golf course.
Spanky Trump is in collapse mode and is absolutely on his way to prison or worse for many different reasons and he and his conservative republican accomplices are getting decimated in special elections for a million different reasons and the GOP will be neutered in November by the Dems so he's desperate to rile up his small group of haters by inciting racism and bigotry.
I say, keep the national guard there, it's budget friendly and much more effective than a big pile of useless concrete. There won't be millions of eminent domain law suits filed against the Trump administration for private landowner confiscation either. Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California landowners are up in arms against Trump who is trying to take their property away for a dirt dumb purpose.
What I read from those landowners is that they are far more likely to head a cheering crowd and donate their land than sue Trump for using eminent domain. Anything to keep the illegals out.
If they are "God's children" then God needs to take care of them, not shove the task off onto America.
Only in Mr Trump's fantasyland of delusion are landowners gleeful at the thought of donating their valuable land for a gigantic pile of useless concrete and bricks. Here in the real world landowners are fired up and ready to clobber Spanky Trump with a whirlwind of law suits that will last for near eternity if he dares to try and take their private property for such a mindless cause.
Just one example of the firestorm headed Donald's way, if of course he's still aimlessly wandering our oval office which is highly doubtful given the extraordinary legal, moral and ethical trouble he and his family have created for themselves:.
http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/op … 64639.html
God is taking care of his children by shepherding these hard working human beings to a better life, whether that life is in Mexico, the U.S. or another land which belongs to all God's creatures not a select few megalomaniacs -
Aside from Mr. Trump and a tiny portion of his rabid racist followers, we are all God's vessels who will strive to take care of each other, we're not Adolf Hitlers flunkees.
Using God to defend your objection to the wall can just as easily be reversed .
God demands that we protect humans by stopping illegal immigration traffic to prevent such human suffering like desert starvation and death , rape , drug trafficking sex trade trafficking , major workplace exploitation , ......where do I stop?
You're right - they're fired up. At perhaps seeing the end of losing cattle or other livestock to illegals, at the end of finding garbage dumps all over their ranches, at the end of break ins to their homes. That parade of illegals crossing their land does nothing good for the landowner. God is taking care of his children by using Trump to end the destruction of their ranches.
When you are incapable of saying anything useful or intelligent, just bust out the race card! YAY! So much wow!
Interesting that many liberal people can only view the illegal immigrants as those at the bottom of the work cycle . seems rather prejudiced to assume they'll ONLY be gardeners , dishwashers , chambermaids , car wash employees , cooks and caddies , you know , such untalented employees doing what THEY don't want to do , perhaps not all that bright , right ?
Yet accuse the right of being incredibly biased .
" Mexicans are God's children even more so than the demonic Trump family who do nothing but rip human beings off."
LOL. Is it hyperbole? Is it comedy?
Nope, certainly not hyperbole: Here's just a few examples of Mr. Trump's unholy past which bleeds right into the present: And you honestly believe this clown con man cares about you and your family? Really?
https://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cas … -you-think
https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles … ples-money
You believe the federal government is there to care for you? When has that ever been the case?
Actually, it has always been the case since the inception of our country, but I understand the U.S. Constitution and oaths of office and other silly little things like that are now on hold until Spanky Trump and many accomplice republicans are escorted to prison hopefully soon for violating said document, but yes, to answer your callous remark, a president or in this case, phony embedded president has the obligation to CARE for ALL Americans and that's a simple fact.
1. The provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something.
Now, if Spanky Trump continues his little wall tizzy crying like a little girl as his apple red face explodes, he needs to make that big winning deal with the President of Mexico as he promised, otherwise he needs to shut up and cough up the money himself then go to war with private landowners in Texas, Arizona, California and New Mexico to confiscate their property, and good luck to him with that.
You might want to consider reading the constitution over again. It provides for the protection of the country and, to a lesser extent, for the individual. It provides for certain rights, like the right to bear arms, and it describes the power of the government (and more importantly, what power that government does NOT have).
There is precious little about providing "what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance" of individual citizens - that is a latecomer from the liberals that have decided they know better how to use what others have built than the owners do.
Actually, I'm a constitutional scholar and know it very well and if the country excludes the human beings which dwell within said country, then I guess you're correct by saying dirt and rocks and ants are much more important than human life, most individuals disagree with your interpretation, but I'm not sure how you could possibly have a thriving vibrant country without human beings.
Furthermore, nowhere in the constitution does provide you nor I an individual right to own an assault weapon or even a gun for that matter which is one reason why the gargantuan young adult revolution will succeed in crushing the NRA by curbing these abuses and yes, the president's obligation is indeed to protect and care for the country and citizens within and this leader also hasa moral, ethical and at times, a legal obligation to protect humanity in general which is God's will.
Mindlessly sabotaging our healthcare system, our water and air supply not ot mention our law enforcement agencies while greedily collecting monetary consideration from foreign adversaries through his properties which is a crime as Mr. Trump does almost every day, is nothing less than sinful, illegal and of course prison worthy behavior which will earn this disgraceful old man nothing but dark Karma and a one way ticket to hell in the future.
Show me. Show me where a health care system is guaranteed by the constitution. Show where the constitution guarantees potable water for every individual. Show me where the constitution guarantees everyone a minimum income. Show me where we have a constitutional guarantee of a retirement income whether we earned one or not. You're the constitutional scholar - quote the passages that say these things. Not your concept of what you think your god demands - what the constitution actually says.
Yes, I know that you can twist the wording of "the right to bear arms shall not be infringed" to say something else, but that twist doesn't change what was actually written - only what you wish it said.
Why did you omit the most important and relevant portion of the 2nd Amendment which reads as follows in its entirety: You forgot the part that says "a well regulated militia" but don't worry, most conservatives forget it as well:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Anyway, if the national guard doesn't suit conservative's fancy, why not just booby trap the southern border with mines and lethal lazers and get it over with to stop the Mexican invasion?? Lord knows it's much cheaper and much much more effective I'd assume.
I'm sorry, I just can't talk about a 'Mexican Invasion' without tearing up with laughter, it's just hilarious.
You forgot to include the constitutional quotations.
Mines and lasers work for me - we can assign clean up duty to the liberals that have encouraged/caused it, although that task will dwindle rapidly. Part of the problem is that we return to where they came from, whereupon the come right back across.
Mexican invasion? Mexico is only a part of it, albeit a goodly percentage. What else would you call it when 10 million people have entered without permission? A church group walking to the park?
lol, I quoted what counts, the exact words of the 2nd Amendment.
Oh, I'm sure mines and lasers suit your fancy with Mexicans but what about mass murderers using assault rifles they have no right to own?.
If being real Christians with a humanitarian bias is what you call 'Encouragement', then I guess we are enablers lol.
Mfg . 1861
Yeaa , 'Them Thar Assault Wepuns ur a Dangurus thang "
LOL "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence,[note 1] promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Proof positive that it allows guns to anyone that wants them, plus that everyone in the country (except the rich) shall be guaranteed enough money to live comfortably on (far above what the people of the time had).
Show me where a health care system is guaranteed by the constitution. Show where the constitution guarantees potable water for every individual. Show me where the constitution guarantees everyone a minimum income. Show me where we have a constitutional guarantee of a retirement income whether we earned one or not. You're the constitutional scholar - quote the passages that say these things. Not your concept of what you think your god demands - what the constitution actually says.
(Third request. Either produce them or say you can't do it - that it was but your imagination talking - whereupon I'll quit bugging you to support your claims. Again.)
wilderness, you made my point for me again by quoting the constitution:
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence,[note 1] promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
The primary objective for any real president excluding of course the soon to be imprisoned corrupt charlatan stooge currently wandering the white house, is to 'CARE" for the United States while in his or her custody, not to sabotage healthcare, attack judges the FBI, CIA and other critically important institutions as Mr. Trump constantly does to apparently appease his master Vladimir Putin, nor should he destroy Earth using the EPA which was formed to protect the planet.
The EPA was politicized under Obama. It over reached its mandate to clean the envionment. It used its power to limit CO2 which by its own admission is not a pollutant gas.
They forced the shut down of the coal industry costing many jobs... it is about time they are reigned back.
Sounds like 'alternative facts' to me. CO2 is absolutely a poisonous gas that will indeed kill you. If you ever come home from one of those Spanky Trump hate rallies, try not to fall asleep in your running car in your garage with the door closed or you'll really find out the hard way about how deadly these toxic emissions are.
Jake, you are confusing CO and CO2. The carbon monoxide that is coming out your your gas pipe is colorless and odorless and will kill you by depriving you of oxygen.
The CO2 is a gas necessary for the carbon life cycle. It is exhaled by humans and by burning fossil fuel but plants take in CO2 and creates oxygen. That is how life on earth works and you should have learned this in Junior high school science class.
The amount of vitriol expended by those against this president is sad. It simply sets the stage for an escalation of hostilities at the next administration.
I wonder what it will take for us to learn.
They are both deadly gases and the current mega corrupt EPA chief named pruitt who is a little corporate puppet catering to profits over health is setting the stage for irreparable damage to our only environment and that's a fact.
While this orange Russian controlled idiot in the oval office crashes the economy with a simple little trade war with China, and revs up his bone headed hate filled 'Mexicans are the Enemy' nonsense, our planet is being poisoned by toxic gases and mercury dumps into our waterways by mining companies who have employees that are obviously too dumb to get out of the caves.
"The exact words of the second amendment " ? Note in your pocket constitutional history book that the Militia was not only comprised of "regulars" outside of the military troops who ---also were credited with the ultimate defeat of the British - but were wholy noted in the second amendment as" The militia ...................The people "
The Militia-The People ....................Clear enough ?
If you are a constitutional scholar , I would have to ask you whos constitution are you a scholar of because it sure as heck isn't the US constitution . What you are however IS one obviously who emotes your way through understanding the U.S. constitution assuming it to be fluid in meaning and extremely liquid in application to the issues that you hold dear. Why do you suppose that in over two hundred years for instance ,the twenty seven words of the second amendment have been upheld by every supreme court in existence ?
Every supreme court supporting determination by your claim is deniable . We DO have the right to have the weapons of choice in our possession barring Federal limitations . Fully auto weaponry for instance , silencers for another , weapons of mass destruction , nerve gases , biological chemicals etc.....
Finally ,your ".....gargantuan young adult revolution ....." is a non-entity . You do realize that as youth age they become less idealistically liberal , as they enter occupational choices, join the military , or police for instance they tend more towards conservatism ? Good luck counting on the youth . Although some of your precious youth never seem to mature at all and may continue to hold such opinions as those you've put forth. Your opinion reminds me that I live next to the now defunct sixties revolutionary "Franconia College " , a place of sixties revolutionaries then turned "yuppies ". Now closed for business .
As far as I know, no one is advocating that we sort illegal immigrants by skin color and let the paler ones in. What we are advocating is that NO ONE should be allowed to enter the country illegally, no matter what color they are--and that ALL who have entered the country illegally, regardless of skin color, be deported.
Wesman Todd Shaw, I don't think anyone would deny are human beings like ourselves--"God's children," if you will.
Nevertheless, we all have certain expectations about our fellow man and demand certain standards of conduct: They should not trespass on our property, come into our homes uninvited, raid our gardens, and so forth. Entering our country illegally is, for starters, criminal trespass.
You need to reflect on who WANT these millions of illegal invaders here.
Corporate agriculture and some other large corporations, like Tyson, wants them for slave labor. And--like Wal-Mart--they want an arrangement where the people of the US write most of the paycheck, in the form of social services.
Without this huge slave-labor force, these corporations would have to hire US citizens at decent wages.
In former generations, these bottom-rung jobs provided employment for US young people--summer jobs while they were in high school or college. Some jobs like these provided a kind of apprenticeship where a young person could learn to be an auto mechanic or a construction worker and eventually enjoy a well paid career in one of the trades. (With no student loans.)
We have few if any illegal immigrants in my area. This allowed my daughter to do very well paid farm work during the summers. Some of my cousins did farm work during the summers, back in the 60s. An enterprising kid can mow lawns for extra money. In the 50s and 60s, there were vast neighborhoods where whole familes were supported (in nice homes, BTW) by the meat-packing industry.
Now US young people are jobless, and have little opportunity to learn a trade.
"You need to reflect on who WANT these millions of illegal invaders here."
Truth? We all do, for we all demand the results of that slave labor. We demand cheap fruits and vegetables, we demand cheap lawn care, we demand cheap houses to live in. All of which are being provided by illegal aliens working illegally for very little return...just what we want.
If Trump is successful in stopping, or even significantly slowing, the flood of illegals we're going to see our prices rise. Want to bet how loud we'll scream when it happens? Our greed, the greed of everyone of us, for the products of cheap labor condemns us. We won't pay our neighbor a living wage to build us a new home, but we'll sure snap up the one built by illegal labor being paid peanuts, and it's going to bite us and bite us hard.
There is no difference between farming out labor to foreign countries (which we also demand, and for the same reason) and bringing foreign labor into the country. Except, of course, that the costs of that illegal alien can be hidden to a large degree.
Th e Constitution doesn't say anything about the government being tasked with "caring" for the people.
There seems to be a large cohort of people out there who believe that the government should provide all people with all their basic needs. A couple of examples would be health care and education. Others would be food and housing.
These things are goods and services. Government does not "provide" these things. You will never see a government official doing a lick of work--as in growing food, building a house, teaching in a classroom, or ministering to someone who is sick.
How can government provide these things? There are several ways in which it can pretend to do so. One of the more favored ways is to take money from one group of people in order to give it to another. And there is more than one way to do that. One way is taxation; another way is through money-printing, which debases the currency.
In either case, government hasn't provided anything. It has merely stolen from one person to give to another. From a moral standpoint, such a mechanism is mere slavery. It is no different from having the government require someone to go out and build a house or grow crops for someone else, without compensation. It's mere forced labor.
Where the mechanism is money printing and the consequent debasement of the currency, everyone's labor is stolen, in that they are compensated for their labor with mere toilet paper.
I guess my point is that the government CANNOT provide you with goods and services without taking them from someone else. I think that one of the things the Left has difficulty understanding is that money (properly anyway) represents the labor productions of individual people. Money is not wealth.Wealth consists in the good things produced by labor. A house is built with labor. Food is grown and harvested with labor. If you want firewood, quite a bit of labor is involved: cutting down trees, cutting, splitting, and transporting the wood, and stacking it up in the shed. Leftists often seem to think that "money" is a magic wand that summons firewood, houses, and food out of nothing, effortlessly. When you take money from someone, you are taking their labor.
Sometimes I think what we need here is a thread that delves into the underlying theory of government. What IS it, exactly? How did it originate? What is its function? A little discussion of money and fundamental economics would help out some people too.
There seems to be such a lack of understanding of the underlying concepts that it almost makes discussion futile.
I think you make a great point. We need to go back a long way if we really want the nitty gritty about government. our Declaration states that mankind receives unalienable rights from a Creator and that governments are established in the earth to secure those rights "among them are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Those thoughts are not completely original. Statesmen like Pericles had very similar ideas some 3500 years ago. He is attributed with the line about government being "of the people, by the people, and for the people," a line quoted by Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg address. We need to study the people and writings THEY studied if we want to know what they were thinking at the inception of our country and at its refounding, if you will, under Lincoln. Great thread idea for sure blueheron. It could last for years.
Do you think that studying those men (more than we already have) will give us understanding how they could write "...that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." and then go home to their slaves and second class citizens called "women"? Not to speak of writing a constitution governing the country that did not provide for any of those things?
Maybe it was primarily poli-speak - fancy words with an emotional impact but without much meaning?
I'll go with Albert Jay Nock's understanding of the State: "It is the positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation. No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner. It has been proved beyond peradventure that no primitive State could possibly have had any other origins.
Moreover, the sole invariable characteristic of the State is the economic exploitation of one class by another. In this sense, every State known to history is a class-State.
Oppenheimer defines the State, in respect of its origin, as an institution forced on a defeated group by a conquering group, with a view only to systematizing the domination of the conquered by the conquerors. This domination had no other final purpose than the economic exploitation of the conquered group by the victorious group.
Everywhere we see a militant group of fierce men forcing the frontier of some more peaceable people, settling down upon them and establishing the State, with themselves as an aristocracy. Everywhere we find the political organization proceeding from the same origin, and presenting the same mark of intention, namely: the economic exploitation of a defeated group by a conquering group."
So, essentially, what we dignify by calling "government" is really a State system, and a State system is indistinguishable from rule by Mexican drug cartels. Like all "governments," ours is mere a gang of very violent thugs who are able to batten on everyone else like so many vampire squids, and who remain in power only due to the overwhelming power of arms.
Read Nock's "Our Enemy, the State." There are free downloads.
We the people... are the State. We elected people to government. They rule based on our consent. When this does not work any more, a new revolution will ensue.
And , without a US.central government as brilliantly planned by the founding fathers ; There would have been 13 and now 50 different state governments making up the United States as a whole thus the chaos and political anarchy .
But U.S. haters don't get it ? ..............No . They just hate the U.S.
Proposed Border Wall ;
Could be composed of NEW military desert training facilities doing "double duty " as a virtual / physical border wall and a desert training center for the world's greatest existing threats ,----- The entire Middle Eastern World .
Keep our military eternally vigilant .
What you consistently see with Leftists is that they want bigger, more powerful government: more power to government; less power to people. They want the people to be deprived of ever more rights. Leftists are really Statists of a very deep dye.
To advocate for the government to provide people with their basic needs, or to provide people with lots of government jobs, is pretty much the same as appealing to a Mexican drug cartel to provide for people in these ways. And a very powerful government/thug entity will willing do these things (especially if they have the power to print money).
Tax revenues to provide social services are always primarily a revenue stream flowing to the government thugs (little makes it to the poor), and having a large number of people employed by government thugs gives them a large constituency of supporters. Both methods work to consolidate their power.
Where government thugs control the money printing, it doesn't even cost them anything: They borrow/counterfeit the money, and the people get the bill for both the money borrowed and the interest. And the thugs siphon most of the borrowed money into their own pockets, and the people get the bill for that, too. But--in the minds of Leftists, at least--an illusion is created that government is "giving" them something.
Quite true, Jack. The EPA isn't engaged in environmental protection. It's engaged in promoting corporate interests and undermining the property rights of ordinary citizens. Plus it has engaged in quite a lot of its own polluting. Generally, the names of these government entities are descriptive of the exact opposite of what they actually do.
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