Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves to make sure we’re not dreaming. Can you imagine any other president, Republican or Democrat, actually waxing poetic about a wall to keep illegal immigrants our of our country?
Sometimes it just astounds us what a miracle Donald Trump really is. What a gift he has been to this country. He has brought issues and solutions to the mainstream that would have never even been discussed. He is a true patriot, an imperfect vessel of restoration for a country that was badly in need of one.
One in a while they run these scare-polls that say such-and-such percentage of Republicans would support suspending the next election for such-and-such a reason, thus proving what a “cult” our president has supporting him. But man, sometimes we really wish this guy could be president for life, because we strongly doubt there will ever be anyone like him again.
Showing his appreciation for the military and the good things they’re doing to secure the border ahead of the Central American caravan’s arrival, President Trump told rally-goers in Montana: “I noticed all of that beautiful barbed wire going up today. Barbed wire used properly can be a beautiful sight.”
Tell us about it. And one of those situations is when it is being used to keep undesirables – like hundreds of criminals, drug-runners, and gang members – out of our country. Which is exactly what’s happening right now at the border as the military begins stringing it up along the Rio Grande in South Texas.
“We have our military now at the border,” Trump proclaimed to uproarious applause.
Trump said he wasn’t concerned about critics who said he was spending too much time and energy on the issue of illegal immigration.
“We have a problem at the border,” he said. “We have a problem with illegal immigration and the problem is that the Democrats will not allow us to change the dumbest laws in the history of the world on immigration.”
Unfortunately, if this election goes the way the polls predict, those problems are only going to get worse. We weren’t terribly impressed with the way Republicans handled illegal immigration for the first two years of this presidency – there should have been a lot more give when it comes to the lotteries and chain migration – but at least with them in control we have a chance. If Democrats take the House, forget about it. Illegal immigrants will be pouring over the border like never before in history.
Thankfully, we have someone in the White House who sees this for the threat that it is. The only question is whether or not that’s going to be enough.