On the issue of immigration, America has been brought to a truly sickening pass by its chief executive.
Construction started on a California section of Trump’s border wall on Wednesday.
This time, we have got to get good and mad. If we acquiesce to Trump building that wall, it will be a stain on the country’s honour that no amount of centuries can wash clean.
Ultimately we will do whatever is necessary to save our friends and loved ones, and Trump knows that.
But what’s to stop him from pulling this again? What’s to stop him from grabbing any number of us, and holding our needs hostage to use against us later? DACA represents an obvious way to hijack us, but it’s not like there aren’t others; sooner or later, there’s something we all don’t want to lose.
Appeasement never works. Never. All throughout history, the only way to stop a bully from picking on you has been to knock his block off.
Never give Poland to Hitler, as the saying goes. Something has to come along and stop this.
Our leaders have done all they can and achieved remarkable successes, but past a certain point they have no power. We’re not in control of a single one of the halls of government currently.
Now that President Obama has been out of office a year, we’re going to start feeling the results of Trump’s new policy real soon.
To pay for this waste of a wall, there will be no end to new regulations, state and local increases, etc. It’s going to be a gigantic and constant defiling for everyone who’s not a billionaire.
It all comes back to how we take it. There is a point past which they cannot function. If all of us steadfastly refuse to participate, business as usual cannot possibly continue.
One is reminded of the Robert Frost poem beginning “Something there is that does not love a wall,” as he then goes on trying to convince his neighbor not to rebuild one on their property line.
If you truly want to make America great again, you don’t build a wall that symbolizes everything that America shouldn’t be and has always stood up against.
The Wall is an eyesore. Forget about what a waste of money it is, walls as fortifications haven’t done much good since the development of modern artillery.
Wall or no wall, there’s no keeping watch over 1300 miles of borderlands to keep people who are desperate to get here out.
These big nationalist types talk about making America great again by kicking out all the Americans who came from Mexico. But they’re also the ones hiring them on the sly to save money. If Trump really wanted illegal immigration to stop, he’d crack down on these big employers.
Last week around this time, the Senate rejected a bipartisan plan to save our Dreamers, even at the cost of conceding to the wall. Republican leaders joined the White House, intentionally blowing the likeliest chance for immigration legislation this election year. Nice work.
The White House threatened to veto the measure, which underscored the issue and emphasized what a hot button the issue has become, for both parties. The profound lack of partisan compromise remained as intractable as it’s been for years.
Even the focus on Dreamers, who polls show win wide public support, was not enough to overcome opposition by hard-line conservatives and far-left Democratic presidential hopefuls afraid of angering the voters they’ll soon be begging.
In the meantime, Customs and Border Protection is replacing a little more than 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) in downtown Calexico, a sliver of the president’s plan for a “big, beautiful wall” with Mexico.
We are down to the line, folks. The long game of the opposition is becoming clearer by the day. The outline of a plot to reverse the entire trend begun by the civil rights outline is taking form as the dust settles.
If the people of this country go back to sleep this time, if we quietly sit back and allow Trump to be normalized, we will never get up again. It will not matter that we aren’t in favor of the awful things they’re doing because we will not have any power with which to stop it.
It is the opinion of Millennial Democrats that we’ve got a year or two at most to turn this thing around. We will do this using the same means we’ve been using all along. Raising public awareness to expose and reveal these people for who they are and what they are doing. Hope is not lost, but it’s going to take a lot of hard work on the part of us all. Please join your strength with ours. Help us fix this. Before it is forever too late.