History Shows That Frightened People Build Walls, Enlightened People Build Bridges.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JoeNation, May 31, 2019.

  1. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    That is the fundamental difference between Republicans and Democrats. One party wants to hide behind walls while the other wants to build a pathway to citizenship. One party listens to the words of the National Anthem and completely misses the culminating verse espousing this country as the "Home of the Brave". It's not the home of the brave, it is the home of the people that believe in the words of the National Anthem and those that would wall America off out of fear and bigotry.
  2. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer de omnibus dubitandum

    Wanting to stop the millions of dollars of illicit drugs moved across the border every year by the ruthless cartels is fear and bigotry?
  3. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    Well, that is the Republican line I suppose. Not surprised that you've bought into it. The truth however, is a little bit different.

    Fact-checking Trump officials: Most drugs enter US through legal ports of entry, not vast, open border

    In their ongoing push for $5.7 billion to expand the border wall, Trump administration officials have repeatedly pointed to the flow of drugs across the southern border as proof that such a wall is needed.

    President Donald Trump has used that line. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has, too.

    But an analysis of data from the southern border indicates that the vast majority of narcotics enters through U.S. ports of entry, not the wide swaths of border in between where additional barriers could be erected.

    According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics, 90 percent of heroin seized along the border, 88 percent of cocaine, 87 percent of methamphetamine, and 80 percent of fentanyl in the first 11 months of the 2018 fiscal year was caught trying to be smuggled in at legal crossing points.

    While those numbers deal only with drugs that are caught, border experts say the data accurately reflect the way drug cartels successfully smuggle narcotics into the country.
  4. JohnHamilton

    JohnHamilton Well-Known Member

    Every country in the world has a sovereign right to control its borders. They control who comes into the country and how long they will be allowed to stay. That was true when I went to England to tour the historic sites and Jamaica when I went there to enjoy the beach in the winter. I had to sign documents that stated when I had arrived, when I planned to leave and where I was going to be during my stay. If find all of that to be perfectly reasonable, and those who are south of our border should also observe that right of our nation.

    I see no reason why we should have to accept criminals and terrorists. If you are an alien, and you break the law here, you should be deported. I would expect nothing else from the countries that I have visited.

    Controlling who comes into our country is all I ask. I am not anti-immigrant. I am for legal immigration that is orderly and lawful.

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