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Dems' Fence Stance On Less Border Security is Defenceless


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Dems' Fence Stance On Less Border Security is DefencelessThere must be numerous Democrat officials who are well aware that Pelosi and Schumer have crossed the line into the absurd regarding their anti-border wall fiasco but remain silent. Such cannot be said about the growing number of newly elected and “converted” Democrat radicals who echo extreme views without the slightest understanding of the facts.

Reuters recently published a February 6th piece entitled, “U.S. Border Officials Don’t Share Trump’s Zeal for Border Wall.” The article reported on a classified briefing given by Customs and Border Protection agents to lawmakers, including Democratic Senator Dick Durbin.  The piece goes on to say that Durbin emerged from that briefing and reiterated what agents had told him.  “What they said over again was technology,” Durbin said. “They don’t rule out barriers, they don’t rule out fences. But that isn’t the first priority.”

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Durbin’s statement is troubling because it reveals that he and other Democrats are missing the entire main point which is that Pelosi and Schumer DO rule out barriers and fences. 

It is by far the singularly most central obstacle regarding moving forward on the national security issue and he didn’t have a clue.

The Reuters headline would have been significant if it instead read, “U.S. Border Officials Say They Don’t Need A Border Wall.”  By attesting to how rational U.S. Border Officials thoughts and ideas are, what Durbin unwittingly did was show how unreasonable Pelosi and Schumer’s demands are.

When taken one by one, and allowed to be examined in detail, the fundamentally flawed opinions embraced by Pelosi and Schumer that the wall is immoral, obsolete or a waste of financial resources are shown for what they are - political obstructionism.

Take the left’s view that walls and fences are “medieval” and a thing of the past and we find, as with many statements made by the left, that the complete opposite is true.

According to an American Renaissance, February 2018 article, Between 1945 and 1961, over 3.5 million East Germans walked across the unguarded border.  When the wall was built, it cut defections by more than 90 percent. When Israel decided to reinforce the fence on its border with Egypt to keep out terrorists and African immigrants, it made improvements that were completed in January 2017 which cut illegal immigration to zero.

Pelosi and Schumer have seriously miscalculated the gravity of the border crisis

In 2015, The Telegraph reported on the construction of a 600-mile “great wall” border by Saudi Arabia with Iraq to stop Islamic State militants from entering into the country.  The border was said to include five layers of fencing with watchtowers, night-vision cameras, and radar cameras.  And finally in a September 2016 article in The Washington Post, reporting on the new construction of a mile-long wall at Calais. “The attacks have considerably changed the climate in France,” said Bruno Cautrès, a political analyst at the Center for Political Research at Paris’s Sciences Po. “The desire for many is to have a president who can bring security back.” The United States has that kind of President in Trump.

So the current trend among contemporary nations demanding safer environments for their people is not abandoning walls and fences in place of sophisticated surveillance and detection technology but quite the opposite.  In a May 2018 USA Today article, border walls since World War II have increased from 7 to 77.  In 2016, The Economist published an article that said, as a result of the refugee crisis and the conflict in Ukraine, “Europe will soon have more physical barriers on its national borders than it did during the Cold War.”

It becomes unmistakably clear that President Trump along with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan and others understand the need for border walls and fences.

There is a time for politics and a time for urgent action, and Pelosi and Schumer have seriously miscalculated the gravity of the border crisis. 

Trump has relied on historical life-saving data, the measurable benefits that physical barriers are offering other nations as well as common sense to conclude that a physical barrier is immediately needed on America’s southern border.

It is beyond outrageous that Pelosi and Schumer have chosen political ambition over American lives.

 


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