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Another Brick in the Trump Wall

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Another Brick in the Trump Wall

by Rick Osmon

Much debate has arisen over President Trump’s decision / campaign promise to “build a wall” to deter illegal immigration across the Mexican border. A February 2016 Rasmussen poll found 70 percent of Republican voters – and 51 percent of voters overall – support Trump’s border wall plan.

A TrumpWall-2 (3)The “wall” will most likely be re-enforced precast concrete, vertical steel erected like highway noise barrier at 20′ high. Going rate (along our highways) about $1.5 million per mile. However, there is already some form of wall or barrier along some 650 miles of the border. But let’s say we wanted all the border to have nice new bight and shiny wall to make it pretty. Then the total construction would be around $2,899,000,000.00 ($2.9 Billion). Installed. Trump’s estimate was $8 to $10 Billion. And given the efficiency of government and government contractors, he’s probably not all that far off.

Of course, the wall by itself won’t be a 100% effective as a deterrent. Enforcement of existing and future policies and laws regarding immigration will be carried out by the US Border Patrol under the the management of Department of Homeland Security (another boondoggle factor, to be sure. So let’s say it costs $15 Billion.)

As to the number of Border Patrol agents required to cover 3 shifts, there are already 21,000 US Border Patrol Agents. Only about 2/3rds of those are along the Mexican border. Beginning about 2009 they have been hampered in enforcing the law by presidential decree. The agents are already trained, equipped, outfitted, and anxious to get back to doing their damn jobs. They are assisted by dogs, horses, drones, night vision cameras, night vision goggles, boats, airboats, hover craft, helicopters, planes and aerostats, thermal imagers, first rate communications arrays, ground sensors, and some of the best detection equipment the US can buy. The only thing they haven’t had in the past eight years is permission to do their damn jobs.


At the National Police Shooting Championships in 2012, Border Patrol agents placed first, second or third in each of the 29 shooting matches. Why is that important? 31 BP agents have been shot to death by illegal aliens during illegal crossings and arrests. 2 have been stabbed to death, 4 have been run over deliberately resulting in their deaths. Even the Mexican army has shot at BP agents and the Mexican army has invaded US territory at least twice in this century. 


Illegal workers send (by wire transfer) $21 to $24 Billion home to Mexico (and Guatamala, Honduras, Belize, China, Russia, other) via Wells Fargo and other wire transfer every year. That’s $21 Billion REMOVED from the USGDP every year. Worse, it’s removed from local areas with highest numbers of illegal aliens. And it doesn’t include the free schooling, free health care, food stamps, nor does it reflect the estimated $150 Billion in drug money that is sent via other, less traceable means. “The Remittance Status Verification Act, introduced by then-Senator David Vitter (R-La.) in 2014 but never passed into law, would have fined senders of international cash transfers seven percent of the transfer amount if they could not show “proof of status under U.S. immigration laws.” (Source)

‘Some 90 percent of all remittances sent worldwide are in cash, rather than by electronic or bank transfer, according to Alix Murphy, director of mobile partnerships at the remittances company WorldRemit, which operates in 47 states of the U.S.”

So that means that the $21 Billion just grew to more than $200 Billion.


In other words, a $3 Billion dollar wall coupled with a fee to send US dollars by illegal aliens will pay for the wall in about a month. But that won’t stem the tide of money leaving. It will, however, help stem the tide of illegal aliens.


Build the wall and enforce the law

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Coats: Fifth Circuit’s Ruling Reaffirms President’s Role is to Execute, not Alter, Law

WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding a ruling by the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that rejects President Obama’s executive amnesty:

“The Fifth Circuit’s ruling reaffirms that President Obama’s role is to faithfully execute the law, not alter or ignore it as he sees fit. I applaud the court’s ruling to halt President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, and I will closely watch this case as it continues. In the meantime, I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to conclusively stop the president’s blatant disregard for our nation’s system of checks and balances.”

LIBERTARIAN PARTY PLATFORM

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LIBERTARIAN PARTY PLATFORM

As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.

We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized.

Consequently, we defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest, and welcome the diversity that freedom brings. The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power.

In the following pages we have set forth our basic principles and enumerated various policy stands derived from those principles.

These specific policies are not our goal, however. Our goal is nothing more nor less than a world set free in our lifetime, and it is to this end that we take these stands.

https://www.lp.org/platform

 

Also:

SEP 2015

Monday, Gallup published a new poll showing that 49% of Americans think that “the federal government poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.”

This is up from 30% in 2003.

Gallup also asked participants, “In what ways do you see the government posing an immediate threat to rights and freedoms of its citizens?”

Top responses were: too many laws/big government (19%); violations of civil liberties (15%); and violations of 2nd Amendment rights (12%).

Now, not all candidates who espouse the same principles as the Libertarian Party are actually registered as party members. However, one of the current crop of presidential candidates has repeatedly supported both the principles and goals described in the platform preamble. That candidate is Rand Paul.

Senator Paul is consistent (and prolific) in the art of being a peoples’ representative rather than a DC insider. Doctor Paul describes his political leanings as being in the “liberty wing’ of the Republican Party. He is not alone in that, but did you ever hear of that? No. MSM will not air that phrase.

And, as a high point for us at THEI, he wants to make the Federal Reserve accountable. Fully accountable.

U S Border Patrol, Texas

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youtube by MrRocksolid1974

Published on Aug 3, 2014

I was driving through the U.S. Border Patrol with my Icam glasses on and got this on Video. I asked the question and got the truth!

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Marijuana Legalization Gets A Boost On Capitol Hill

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Published on Mar 10, 2015

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BRASS TACKS ON IMMIGRATION

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Featured Image: Thanx to David Dees.

youtube by TruthRevoltOriginals

Published on Feb 20, 2015

From a guaranteed right to hormone therapy for transgendered illegal aliens, to a prospective Attorney General saying that illegals have the same right to a job as US citizens or legal immigrants, the ongoing sham of the Obama administration’s under-the-radar policies get seen in the light of day in Bill Whittle’s latest FIREWALL.

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Marijuana legalization spreads to Alaska

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Published on Feb 24, 2015

Read the transcript for this video by clicking here: http://www.sloweasyenglish.com/?p=3264

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Cannabis Legalization Updates

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Protecting Marijuana’s $2.7 Billion Cash Industry When Banks Won’t

Published on Feb 17, 2015

Thanks to recreational legalization in Colorado and Washington, the U.S. marijuana industry exploded from $1.5 billion to $2.7 billion in one year. But now, businesses making hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars a week are facing a serious problem: There’s nowhere to stash all the money.

youtube by TheLipTV Published on Jan 26, 2015

Marijuana Legalization State by State

Looking Back
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Cheech & Chong Debate On Fox News About Marijuana

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Bill O’Reilly’s Ass Kicked In Pot Debate

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youtube by  Secular Talk

Published on Jan 14, 2014

Last week Bill O’Reilly and HotAir Editor-at-Large Mary Katharine Ham fought over pot legalization, and Ham returned Monday night for round two. The big issue this time was O’Reilly’s insistence on focusing on how children are affected by legalizing pot, resulting in another shouting match…

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Big pharma blocks DC’s marijuana legalization measure

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Published on Dec 15, 2014

Congress is taking steps to undo the District of Columbia’s widely supported referendum legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Buried within the “cromnibus” bill passed by the House last Thursday is a measure blocking the implementation of the new pot regulations, which was approved by nearly 70 percent of DC voters in November. RT’s Manila Chan has more details.

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