"Do I think The Wall will be built in the near future? Absolutely - the very near future. 'Don the builder' will make this happen. And true to form, it will be built under budget and in record time. Count on it."
Today is the day. This is the day President Trump promised us The Wall would get started. Even though Congress tried to pull a fast one on the President by only giving him a fraction of his funding, plus some caveat stating the parsimonious funding authorized will NOT be used for The Wall, but instead a fence, Trump has a plan. Sooner or later the Washington establishment will realize that they are out maneuvered at every corner by our CEO turned President.
First off, let's go back a few years and review the bidding. Why do we need The Wall? Is this just a stunt? Some campaign trail nonsense? Let's look at this more closely.
We have at least four big problems on our southern border:
- Drug runners - the vast majority of our illegal drug trade comes into this country via the southern border. And that number is huge - we seize over 1,000,000 pounds of illegal drugs each year on the border. The DEA figures that to be only 10% to 15% of the trade. Tens, maybe hundreds of billions of our dollars go back across the border to enrich the drug cartels - the cartels which sell us this illegal poison.
- Human and Sex Traffickers - Many of the migrants who are smuggled into this country by human traffickers end up paying their debt by getting into crime or prostitution. This is a horrible situation as it often involves children. But the traffickers don't care - these are not humans, they are just a commodity. Human and sex trafficking has gotten way out of hand in the past few years. It is a real stain on our society.
- Terrorists - In 2017, over 2,500 people suspected of having terror connections were denied entrance into the United States. True, many of those encounters happened at our airports - but some also happened on the southern border. The fact remains this - if is terrorist wants into our country, he or she will use the easiest and safest way possible. Right now that is our large and vulnerable southern border.
- Criminal Aliens - We all know the issue of the gangs sneaking over the border and setting up shop in our country. Most famous (or infamous) of the gangs is MS-13. Right now it is a walk in the park to cross the border. For the sake of our inner cities being torn up by these thugs, we need to do something - now.
With any one of these issues, the President could declare a national emergency. Once he does that, he has certain powers at his discretion. He can build the wall using funds from the the military using a "borrow and replace" process. There are many sources of money the President could tap into. As we all know, there is no shortage of money in the Emerald City.
Do I think The Wall will be built in the near future? Absolutely - the very near future. "Don the builder" will make this happen. And true to form, it will be built under budget and in record time. Count on it.