He did it again. President Donald Trump once again has taken to Twitter and made liberal heads explode, so to speak.
This time he accomplished it with one tweet that was jam-packed with trigger points. Drones, the border wall and criminal illegal aliens were all addressed.
The only way to stop drugs, gangs, human trafficking, criminal elements and much else from coming into our Country is with a Wall or Barrier. Drones and all of the rest are wonderful and lots of fun, but it is only a good old fashioned Wall that works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2018
While his tweet had a lot of support, the critics came out in droves. Not only did they hurl personal insults at the Commander-in-Chief, but they replied with a lot of typical liberal talking points, many of which had nothing to do with the topic at hand.
What about the homegrown drugs,gangs,human trafficking,criminal elements and much else? You gonna build a wall around every county in the US?
I’m curious about the propaganda used when the Soviet block commenced the Berlin Wall-has Stephen Miller studied that for inspiration?
— Para Bailar La Bloomba (@BloomUtopia) December 23, 2018
Cuz that’ll stop the school shootings?
— Stone Munki🇪🇺 (@StoneMunki) December 23, 2018
What about Russians running our government – what wall is going to help us keep safe from your leaders? How is Jared doing on his war on big pharma & oxytocin- which created the opiate crisis? Are you still compromised by them, too?
— FierceSportsGirl (@DaenerysStrong) December 23, 2018
Something commonly missed in the great wall debate is that the barrier is only one part of a far more comprehensive plan to help with national security. Erecting a wall along the border does not address problems with visa overstays or employers hiring illegal aliens.
The wall has been an issue for many years. The current and potential future migrant caravan problems have only made it more urgent to address the wall issue now.
Back in November, more than 100 migrants were arrested in Tijuana on criminal charges. That same month, a Homeland Security report indicated that at least 270 members of the caravan were known criminals and gang members.
The reason the entire migrant caravan of thousands has not entered the United States is due in part to the walls and other measures currently in place. But what is in place needs to be improved as some have still managed to illegally enter the United States, and some have been identified as criminals, such as a convicted murderer and an MS-13 gang member.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs website is constantly updated with new news releases pointing to just how bad the problem is that they have to contend with. Stories of child pornography, sex crimes against children and school shooting plots are among the many other horrifying stories that fill the feed.
Multiple countries, including Israel, successfully use walls as part of their border security. USA Today wrote earlier this year that since World War II, the number of border walls being built around the globe has dramatically increased, particularly since the 9/11 terrorist attack against the United States.
You’d have to call 62 countries in Africa, Asia & Europe that built walls since ’89, & Israel, the most advanced democracy on the planet, medieval. Border security gets assaulted, technology can crash. WALLS WORK non-stop.https://t.co/cluFAYfabA
— Christine Rhyner 🇺🇸🌲🎅🌟 (@ChristineRhyner) December 23, 2018
Israel’s wall has often been cited as a prime example of wall effectiveness. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has touted the wall’s success.
President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea 🇮🇱🇺🇸
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) January 28, 2017
Even Politifact has stated that effectiveness claims are true. However, the experts they cited added that other measures, such as patrolling and drones, are also needed to add to their effectiveness.
Here’s the reality: Walls work. Illegal traffic has dropped over 95% in Yuma over 9 years since a wall was built there in 2005, over 90% over 15 years in Tucson where a wall exists, and over 92% in the area of San Diego with a wall over the last 23 years.
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 22, 2018
So while the left may not like it, the facts remain that Trump is right about a wall being effective and in pushing for border wall construction, that originally began in 1993, to be seen to fruition now.
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