The thirty-five day federal government shutdown ended last week – at least temporarily. Federal employees – including members of the Coast Guard – were on track to miss a second paycheck. Busy airports were struggling to keep up with the additional problems and threatened to shut down completely. President Donald Trump did the sensible thing and agreed to open the government for three weeks.
Now Congress has three weeks to solve the problem legislatively. Even though Democrats think that Nancy Pelosi scored a win, I do not think so. I believe that Trump gave her enough rope to hang herself. She promised that Congress would work on border security if Trump opened the government. Now that the government is open again, she better follow through or face the consequences for lying.
By opening the government Trump signaled to federal employees and other people with common sense that he cares about Americans and their personal situation. This is the opposite from Congress who refused to pass bills to pay the Coast Guard and refused to work with the President. Pelosi proved that she does not care about Americans and is only concerned about her power. Democrats do not want a wall because a wall would shut off the spigot for new Democrat voters. This could mean the end of the Democrat Party because former party members – including many Blacks and Hispanics – are leaving the party.
Trump insists that the wall will be built. He warns Congress that they have until February 15th to put a bill on his desk that would be a long-term solution for solving the immigration problem and to fund the government. In a tweet on Saturday Trump mentioned the caravans of migrants, both currently at the border and others heading this way, as the major reason for building a barrier on the border.
We have turned away, at great expense, two major Caravans, but a big one has now formed and is coming. At least 8000 people.
If we had a powerful Wall, they wouldn’t even try to make the long and dangerous journey. Build the Wall and Crime will Fall!
Trump quoted Mark Morgan, former Border Chief and Chairman of the American Conservative Union (ACU): “We absolutely need a physical barrier or Wall, whatever you want to call it. The President yesterday laid all that out.” He added, “We need to do it all, including the Wall. I provided the same information to the previous administration, & it was ignored.”
Trump also quoted Matt Schlapp, Chair, ACU. “I like the fact that the President is making the case (Border Security & Crime) to the American people. Now we know where Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer & the Democrats sand, which is no Border Security. Will be big 2020 issue.”
The people who work the border understand that the security problems on the border have increased, and they are crying out for help. President Trump is trying to give them what they are asking. It is the Democrats who are standing in the way. Trump now has a new slogan, “Build the Wall and Crime Will Fall!” I hope that he has a plan to do it even if it must be done without the help of Democrats.