#minorsextrafficking | Joe Biden building a wall around common sense

President Biden ought to insist that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tear down his wall.

If former President Ronald Reagan could get then-Soviet Union Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, then surely Biden could get Abbott to do the same thing down at the Rio Grande.

Upon becoming president, Biden ordered a halt in construction of the border wall initiated by former President Donald Trump. Consequently $100 million worth of border material — bought and paid for by the U.S. taxpayer — lies unused rusting in the Texas sun.

It currently costs taxpayers $3 million a day not to complete the Trump wall because of contractual obligations with the construction firm that was building it.

Interestingly, the Biden administration has, according to Abbott, prohibited Texas from using the Trump border material that is just sitting around, forcing it to purchase new material.

But the cost of abandoning completion of Trump’s wall is small change compared to the $85 billion in military equipment Biden left behind when he abandoned Afghanistan.

This includes 20,000 Humvees, 42,000 SUVs and trucks, 1,000 armored vehicles, 64,000 machine guns 358,000 assault rifles, and so on.

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you are talking about real money.

But at least the Taliban will get to use the stuff we left behind, while construction material for the Trump wall lies rotting in the Texas desert.

Abbott is the Republican governor of the Lone Star State who is building his own wall in defiance of Biden’s anti-wall, open borders policy that is flooding the United States with hundreds of thousands of unvaccinated illegal immigrants.

Not only that, Abbott, at a wall-building ceremony on the Texas border with Mexico on Tuesday, said that his Department of Public Safety has confiscated enough fentanyl “to kill everyone living in Texas, California, New York, Illinois and Florida.”

He said that the number of deaths of Americans between the ages of 18 and 45 “isn’t COVID-19, car wrecks or cancer — it’s fentanyl.”  This does not take into account the sex trafficking of children.

He chided Biden for his “failure” to protect the American people.

The Abbott wall is part of the governor’s $3 billion initiative, approved by the Texas Legislature, to fund border security, under the hope that if you build it, they won’t come.

But they are coming anyway. Some 2 million illegal immigrants from every country in the world have illegally crossed into the U.S. over the southern border since Biden became president, and there is no end in sight.

Ordinarily, a president would take notice of the disaster. Not Joe Biden. He even declines to answer questions about it. And while he is willing to tour natural disaster regions of the country, like he did recently in Kentucky, he avoids manmade disasters — like the one he created at the border.

It is almost as though Biden is waving in more illegal immigrants, and providing them with services — cash, health care, transportation, housing, food and so on, in the belief that they will gratefully vote Democrat even if they are not citizens.

Already progressives in New York have paved the way for allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections. The Democrats on the City Council approved a measure allowing non-citizens who have lived in the city for 30 days to vote.

This includes green card holders, DACA recipients, and illegal immigrants with work permits.

How long do you think it will take progressives, if they have their way, to grant non-citizens voting rights in state and national elections?  Not long.

That is why it is important for Biden to go to the Rio Grande and halt construction of the Abbott Wall, just as he did the Trump Wall, so that illegal immigrants will keep on coming.

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” poet Robert Frost once observed.

That something is Joe Biden.

To give the lie to charges that he is too weak and too old to stand up to authoritarian figures like Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, Biden should go to the Rio Grande. There he could show them and the world that he will not be pushed around anymore.

Staring steely-eyed into the teleprompter, Biden, like Ronald Reagan in Berlin, could shout:

“Mr. Abbott, tear down this wall.”

That will fix things.

Peter Lucas is a veteran Massachusetts political reporter and columnist.

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