Author: LehighND (4911 Posts - Original UHND Member)
Posted at 10:14 am on Jan 9, 2019

1. The November 2018 election was a referendum on the wall. The entire Republican strategy was to engender fear about the southern border, complete with Trump sending troops down to address the invasion force. The Republicans got their asses handed to them. Americans do not trust his approach to this issue. They trust the Dems, including on the issue of whether there should be a wall (or more fencing). Maybe some new fencing will help, but that's for someone credible to decide, not the guy who sent troops to the border to engender fear before an election.

2. That's ludicrous. Why not hire two more border guards and pay them 2.5B? It's a drop in the ocean, right? It will likely help a little bit. Let's take a flier on it!

3. How much more? What will it look like? How will it help? Who will it help?

4. I don't have any reason to disagree with you on this. I'm not really "woke" to the racist argument. That doesn't mean there isn't one. I do know that the wall was sold in a racist matter, but the wall itself doesn't have to be.

5. Sure, but most of the illegals are coming in some other way (visa overstays). We aren't going to get to zero illegal immigration. We can play whack-a-mole all day and never get it done. The question is whether this is an effective and desirable way to reduce it.

6. Why is the solution to waste money on a stupid idea? Why isn't the solution to move on, and work toward something that actually addresses the problem. "The 10 year old is throwing a tantrum because he wants ice cream. Can you just give him ice cream already????"

You last points are the worst. You think the whole issue is silly, so just go ahead and appease the spoiled child?

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