This week, President Donald Trump again threatened to let a “government shutdown” happen if Congress does not pass funding for border wall construction. A wall on the border of Mexico and the United States is something that Democrats certainly don’t want because the thought of losing an increased voting base frightens them.
Which is why Senator Chuck Schumer (D. NY) and Representative Nancy Pelosi (D. CA) tried vehemently to get Trump to abandon his attempts to attain funding for a wall. In an open meeting last week at the White House, where cameras were rolling for all the world to see, Pelosi and Schumer claimed they had a bill that would increase border security, but their bill did not include a wall. Trump rightly rejected it and said if he doesn’t get funding for a border wall he’s prepared to shut down the government.
While Pelosi pleaded with the President not to build the wall, Schumer accused Trump of throwing a temper tantrum by not giving in to their whims. But Trump sees right through the Democratic trickery. In the past, Republicans have been taken for fools, but this time Trump won’t be.
The notion that the majority of Americans don’t want a border wall to be built is blatantly false. The majority of Americans want so badly to keep illegal aliens out of the country, not because Americans hate foreigners but because here in America we live by the rule of law. If we don’t, we cease to be a sovereign nation.
Never mind that the lack of a border wall invites drugs, disease, sex trafficking and criminals into the country, unaccounted for, the effects of which are huge. Illegal aliens in the U.S. cost American taxpayers over $100 billion a year. Trump is only asking for $5 billion, a pittance compared to what we already spend.
It’s not a temper tantrum to threaten to shut down the government and insist on funding to build a wall, as Schumer claims. When there is a “government shutdown” nothing really shuts down anyway. Welfare payments are still made, Medicare payments are still made. Even most government employees still get paid. Those who are contracted government workers stop working until the shutdown ends, but that’s understood when accepting a government contracted position.
The government shutdown is just another lie the Democrats tell and a tool they use to scare Americans into thinking that Republicans are your enemy. It’s not true. The choice between a government shutdown and not funding the wall is an easy one. I say shut it down.
Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor of RightWingWriter.com, a website for conservative viewpoints. A human rights activist, he is a firm believer in the Constitution and the rule of law. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.