"That is my two cents worth. If Donald Trump does not get the border funding he needs, I hope, I really, really, hope - he shuts down the government AND the border. This has gone on way, way, way too long. Time to end it."
Sooner or later the Democrats will figure this one out. They continue to play checkers with the President while he plays three dimensional chess with them. And as well as they think they know this man, they really don't. Trump always reminds me of the old cartoon in which someone is surrounded by four thugs. One of the thugs tells the man to hand over his wallet, or they will beat him to a pulp. The man responds, "If you are going to beat me to a pulp, you better bring more guys." That is Trump. Outnumbered by the outlaw press, the socialists, the statists, the establishment Republicans, and so forth, Trump never feels outnumbered. Our President always says, "If you want to fight, bring more guys."
Donald Trump will always try reason first. We have a real problem with our southern border. Anyone who can't see that, is a effing idiot. Is a wall a perfect solution? No - but it is a great start.
I have a much better, more permanent solution, along with building the wall. Shut down the Mexican border. From ear to ear. With a wall built, and the southern border shut down, amazing things would happen. Just like the days after 9/11, when we needed to shut our borders down. Drug trafficking would be reduced to a trickle. Human trafficking would be reduced. Illegal crossings would be reduced to about zero, and bad ass Central American gangs would have a very tough time getting in the country.
Here is what I have recently come to understand. Call me a slow learner, as many have learned this long before me. Having immigration policies such that we have, on top of a porous or non-existent border, has allowed illegal aliens and unfettered drug running to become OUR problem exclusively.
Now for the first time since 9/11, all the misery which "open border policy towards illegals" has visited upon us, is also visiting Mexico. And they hate it. It is bankrupting Tijuana. If we close our borders, all those drugs, all those bad ass gangs, all those illegals, all those traffickers, will become Mexico's problem. And once all those problems become owned by Mexico, that is when our problem will be solved.
Mexico will not tolerate having the border with one of its largest trading partners shut down. They will not tolerate being overrun with people who should not be in Mexico. They will not tolerate being inundated with tons and tons of drugs. They will want this fixed, and fixed fast. Once they truly fix the problem, we can re-open our borders, and peace will once again return to the shire. However, should the peace be short lived, Trump can once again shut down the border in a New York minute.
That is my two cents worth. If Donald Trump does not get the border funding he needs, I hope, I really, really, hope - he shuts down the government AND the border. This has gone on way, way, way too long. Time to end it.