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Democrats Used to Support Border Security

Democrats Used to Support Border Security
Prototype sections of a border wall between Mexico and the United States are under construction on October 5, 2017, in Tijuana, Mexico. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

By Tuesday, 09 January 2018 12:29 PM Current | Bio | Archive

For Democrats, a wall has become a horrible word — they scarcely can hear the word without some sort of opposition with circular logic filled with lies.

Listening to the Democrats one might imagine a wall is pernicious: an abomination of any civilized society.

If walls are so bad, why does America have so many walls? They are everywhere. Wriggly baseball field and other similar professional fields have walls. Walls are found on some highways. The houses we live in have walls, and neighborhoods are gated and have walls; some of these walled neighborhoods are populated by Hillary’s Democratic friends.

Israel has built a wall that most experts believe helps secure the border.

Yet, Democrats insist there is one location they will not tolerate a wall: the southern border of the United States.

Never mind that many Democrats have voted in Congress in the past for a wall and are on record agreeing that a wall would protect the southern border. These Democrats include Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer, Senate minority leader, and now they have changed their tune.

Making the Democratic view stranger — they appear unwilling to compromise on the issue of the wall, and other immigration issues.

When asked whether they will vote for the wall and new immigration rules in return for legalization of some illegal immigrants, Democrats dodge the question and say, “A wall is not necessary and practical,” or offer even greater nonsense, such as, “What about the Canadian border?” In other words, they won’t compromise.

One might speculate why the Democrats oppose the wall.

1. The Democrats believe these illegal newcomers eventually will vote for them.

2. Without a wall, a policy of no border control is facilitated. But if there is a wall, such a policy of lax enforcement, becomes more obvious. Climbing walls is like breaking and entering. It is difficult to ignore. The wall will help prevent a policy of selective enforcement, something Obama and the Democrats excel in doing.

3. The Democrats actually do not want to help the illegal immigrants. If the problem is solved, then the issue disappears.

The Democrats’ opposition to the wall represents one more policy in which their views are contrary to common sense and the opposite of what is best for America.

President Trump insists on solving the illegal immigration issue, rather than a patch job that only pretends to solve the problem. When Ronald Reagan was president, in 1986 a massive immigration law was passed, promising to make the borders secure and permitting roughly 3 million illegal immigrants to become legal immigrants. The illegal immigrants received amnesty and the border was never made secure.

President Trump is a man who likes solutions rather than false promises. A wall would help prevent anything illegal from crossing the border: including terrorists and drugs, both massive problems for the United States. Still the Democrats refuse to agree to specific measures that genuinely help control immigration and secure the borders.

Several decades ago national security and border security were not partisan issues. The Democrats did not hold United States military resources and secure borders hostage to compromise. In an earlier time, Republicans and Democrats agreed the military must be strong and the borders secure.

Now the Democrats have moved to extreme positions that do not keep the nation safe. The Democrats will bargain America’s safety away to win votes from uninformed citizens who rely on a corrupt media for their news.

If ever there was a time for United States citizens to understand the destructive policies of the Democrats, it is now. As for Republicans, they had better build the wall, fix chain migration (and for that matter anchor babies), end the lottery for immigration, and not trade too much away to get it. A bad deal is worse than no deal. The wall must be built and immigration fixed first, before leniency occurs for illegal immigrants.

If Democrats block the wall and immigration reform, Republicans should tell the voters the truth in the 2018 elections, and this will lead to Democrats losing support in the elections. Who in the United States desires to return to what happened during the eight years of Democratic control?

John Havick has a Ph.D. in political science. He was a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology for many years, authored several books and a number of articles, including the widely cited "The Impact of the Internet on a Television-Based Society." His work has appeared in The New York Times, and his recent book, "The Ghosts of NASCAR: The Harlan Boys and the First Daytona 500," is available at ghostsofnascar.com. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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Listening to the Democrats one might imagine a wall is pernicious: an abomination of any civilized society.
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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 12:29 PM
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