SDI was the event that made SDI unnecessary. The Soviets were playing keep up with the Joneses and they simply overspent trying to do so SDI was the indicator that they never could actually keep up and keep their empire at the same time.
The wall may be the thing that makes Mexico try to start and filter the people coming through their country to keep them from getting stuck at the border.
If we’re willing to take guns from innocent citizens to “save even one life” why is it such an issue to deny entry to people who have no citizen rights in order to do the same? I get tired of the selective care for human life. Since when it is it the position of the US government that illegal immigrants are more important than citizens? What’s the acceptable number of terrorists per year? What’s the acceptable number of murders by illegal immigrants per year?
What’s the acceptable percentage of non-citizens in our population? At what point do things start fraying at the edges? California is by many accounts over 10% non-citizen. These people have non of the responsibilities of a citizen and many of the advantages. Yes, they pay sales tax, and many pay income tax, but there are other parts of being a citizen that don’t involve money.
And with many states not checking voting records, or providing ID to non-citizens then what happens to our politics? If 10% of California is illegal, does that mean that they have 5 too many representatives, and extra EC votes? What about other state’s populations? If Indianapolis became a sanctuary city and 500,000 Guatemalans moved there would any other state complain about them being counted in teh census and giving Indiana an extra rep? Or the rest of the state complain about Indianapolis getting more representation in the state government?
We as a people have a duty to help our fellow man. But it seems like we’ve gone from interventionism to just inviting them all over for dinner. But we also don’t have a duty to be forced by our government to help our fellow man. If you want to help immigrants, sponsor one, or help them find somewhere safe yourself. Hell, start a mercenary army and start helping overthrow their crappy governments. But we’re not helping the world by sucking in the masses.
Opening our borders won’t fix anything, and totally closing them won’t either. But this current sort of patrolling sort of stopping people, but if you get far enough it’s cool is just ruining everyone.
It’s his first request for time for an Oval Office address. Kind of a big deal. If they said yes, then they kept with tradition, if they said no they’d have to have a reason for it. I think they made it out to be a bigger deal than it was.
And if the MSM was as wrong about you as they often are about his administration then you’d be a bit testy too. Though I’d like to note that it’s certain reporters and shows that catch the heat. Usually the ones that like to exaggerate as much as he does.