There are certain things people on both sides of the political aisle can say about border walls. You can say, “Walls work, but it’ll be too expensive.” You can say, “Walls work, but eminent domain goes against Natural Rights.” You can even say, “Walls work, but we believe in open borders.”
All of these are valid arguments and I actually agree with the first two arguments, which is why I would love to see a border wall proposal that cuts costs to other unnecessary government expenditures first (there are plenty) and doesn’t require the use of eminent domain to get it done. The third argument, open borders, is legitimate even if it’s the wrong perspective.
The argument that is completely illegitimate is that walls don’t work. Democrats cling to very suspicious and biased reports of how walls didn’t change the results of border security. They use their mainstream media lapdogs to show that border walls are easy to breach. They do all of these things despite “settled science” that border walls are effective at dissuading attempts to illegally cross the border, slowing attempted breaches to allow easier apprehension of criminals, and compelling those who want to come into America to do it the right way through a proper port of entry.
I Tweeted as much the other day:
What a border wall will do:
✅ Dissuade many from coming to the border in the first place
✅ Slow those who attempt to breach our border to allow for easier apprehension
✅ Compel those seeking to become Americans to use a port of entry lawfully
14th century solutions work.
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) January 12, 2019
We can look to other countries that have to deal with illegal border crossings, namely those in the EU recently and the perennial border security giant, Israel.
With its network radars and cameras, the obstacle—dubbed “Hourglass” by the Israeli Defense Ministry—issues alerts to Israel Defense Forces units regarding suspicious movements.
The barrier has almost completely stopped the mass movement of illegal migration from Africa, Dr. Ofer Israeli, a geostrategist and international security policy expert told JNS on Thursday.
Israeli, who lectures at the Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, said the quantity of human trafficking “is almost zero now.”
Why do Democrats and mainstream media try so hard to sell the narrative that border walls don’t work? The answer is unfortunately so ludicrous, it would be sad if it didn’t work. They’re pulling from the old saying that if you tell a lie often enough, it becomes the truth. This blatant propaganda is part of the greater campaign to not only keep our borders insecure, but to completely open them to anyone and everyone who wants to enter.
They say they’re big on border security. They claim they want a technological solution, which I could actually support if it were true. But they’re offering nothing in the way of actual proposed solutions to the problem. This goes back to their biggest lie of all, that there is no crisis at the border. That one doesn’t seem to be playing out as well as their “walls don’t work” narrative.
A vast majority of American voters believe that the United States is facing a “crisis” or a “problem” on the southern border, according to a new poll by Politico and Morning Consult.
While less than half of those surveyed (42 percent) agree with President Donald Trump’s assertion that the border is in “crisis,” another 37 percent concede that there is a “problem” — meaning 79 percent of voters believe the situation at the border is a serious issue.
Democrats need to just come out and say, “we want open borders.” Using subterfuge to hide this perspective only fools their base. More Americans need to know the truth that the border crisis is real and a wall will help solve it.