History Shows That Frightened People Build Walls, Enlightened People Build Bridges.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JoeNation, May 31, 2019.

  1. JoeNation

    JoeNation FOX Lies, GOP buys!

    That is the fundamental difference between Republicans and Democrats. One party wants to hide behind walls while the other wants to build a pathway to citizenship. One party listens to the words of the National Anthem and completely misses the culminating verse espousing this country as the "Home of the Brave". It's not the home of the brave, it is the home of the people that believe in the words of the National Anthem and those that would wall America off out of fear and bigotry.
  2. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Member

    Wanting to stop the millions of dollars of illicit drugs moved across the border every year by the ruthless cartels is fear and bigotry?
  3. JoeNation

    JoeNation FOX Lies, GOP buys!

    Well, that is the Republican line I suppose. Not surprised that you've bought into it. The truth however, is a little bit different.

    Fact-checking Trump officials: Most drugs enter US through legal ports of entry, not vast, open border

    In their ongoing push for $5.7 billion to expand the border wall, Trump administration officials have repeatedly pointed to the flow of drugs across the southern border as proof that such a wall is needed.

    President Donald Trump has used that line. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has, too.

    But an analysis of data from the southern border indicates that the vast majority of narcotics enters through U.S. ports of entry, not the wide swaths of border in between where additional barriers could be erected.

    According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics, 90 percent of heroin seized along the border, 88 percent of cocaine, 87 percent of methamphetamine, and 80 percent of fentanyl in the first 11 months of the 2018 fiscal year was caught trying to be smuggled in at legal crossing points.

    While those numbers deal only with drugs that are caught, border experts say the data accurately reflect the way drug cartels successfully smuggle narcotics into the country.

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