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"I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in...And I do think you have to control your borders."

--Hillary Clinton, Nov. 9, 2015

The Democrats have played into Trump's hands and given him a symbolic victory for his base, while ending up arguing for incompetent, ineffectual borders. Is that really the issue to burn down the country over? They knew that he liked to build things and stick his name on them, but they were determined beyond all sanity to prevent him from having this small bone. Now he is enabled to up the stakes and play his games on a much larger scale. He may declare a "national emergency" and attempt to seize emergency powers, with echoes of Nazi Germany.

Many in the Democratic Party have resorted to Trump's game: just do the opposite. If Obama did it, Trump was against it. If Trump likes it, the Dem "#Resistance" automatically hates it with knee-jerk politics devoid of any thought and oblivious to their own hypocrisy. Democrats behaved this way over the proposed Syria invasion withdrawal--an illegal war that America has zero right to be involved in at all--and now over the proposed border wall or metal fence. It doesn't matter to them if the policy is legitimate; they only want to contradict Trump. They've contradicted him into a major government shutdown with an air traffic control system that's in a perilous state of sick-outs with no pay to critical workers.

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"The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion..."

--U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 4.

The President has every right to make this an issue, as it's literally a national security issue: the purview of the Commander in Chief. Trump knows this. Constitutionally, he's on solid ground. One of the only legitimate uses of federal military and policing power is to defend the borders against incursion. This is business as usual, unexceptional around the world. States police their borders. It's a major part of what defines a country.

It's About the Money?

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Is it really? The United States of America has closed up shop over $5 Billion dollars?

We apparently have $38 Billion in US taxpayer money to dump on the state of Israel. Those same politicians who don't have money for domestic issues voted for the largest so-called foreign "aid" package in history to the apartheid state, a rogue state which remains in violation of more UN resolutions than any other.

But, fiscally, it's even worse than this and quite shocking. Trump literally requested $48 Billion less in military spending than the Congress demanded in 2018. The military budget then jumped again to a "$160 billion boost in defense spending over two years."

I don't remember the impassioned Twitter storms, Facebook memes, or government shutdown over that addition $160 Billion for perpetual, illegal wars.

But $5 Billion allegedly breaks the bank, and America is over. Call me skeptical.

 

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Conald Chump could care less about the border, or this country, for that matter. His only concern is that he 'wins' with his cult followers, everyone else be damned.


His cultists actually believed, and probably still do, that Mexico, not them, would pay for his wall. But every member of a cult always believes their 'leader' without question.


trump is nothing but a terrorist. He is doing more damage to this country, not only on this issue, than any 'real' terrorist could ever do with a bomb.

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Just saw this......

The big con just keeps rolling along. Everything is about exploiting his cult members and using the office of POTUS as a profit center. That is all he is about, enriching himself.

Trump starts fundraising minutes after his first primetime Oval Office address

I heard that trump keeps a copy of Mein Kampf on his nightstand. I don't know if that's true or not. But this quote probably explains why he won't give in on the wall.

"Obstacles do not exist to be surrendered to, but only to be broken."
" Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

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Not Mein Kampf. Hitler wrote a second book. This was back in the 80s.



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Wow. That's just as bad. Thanks.

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And here's the Tweet to end the entire charade.


Chuck Schumer in 2009: "630 miles of border fence" made our southern border "far more secure" because it "created a significant barrier to illegal immigration"

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The Lockheed-Martin Wall of de Fence is a sight to behold. Corporate sponsorship of America is a great way to pass the buck, fund a winning 2020 re-election, and keep the military fat and happy with new toys and huge raises. Serving Trump brand steaks to unpaid federal employees tastes great!

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