… all you that think we should open our country to one and all could …
Straw man. That is not an option in the debate about the wall. Do you not see that? Ideas on immigration reform is a much more lucrative (and intelligent) solution. Guest workers? A different shade of “green cards” to allow workers to come into the country and not be in the shadow world of hiding from authority? Republicans are just fine with importing skilled workers under H1B visas (BTW, in 2003, all of my American programmers were fired in my shop, so the (expletive) suits in my company could bring in the Gunga-Dinh crew from India). Point is, as just one alternative option, perhaps we could have a similar option for unskilled laborers. And why the hell can’t we even talk about it, in the walled-off world of Republican pig-headedness best exemplified by “You’re either with us, or against us!”
There are alternatives that would be more efficient, humane, and (most importantly to Republicans) less expensive than spending billions to build, maintain, and man a “wall”. But Republicans don’t even want to discuss it. Why? Because it’s a political talking point!
Just as they’ve spent the last six years bitching about Obama and “Obamacare”, using it as a weapon to get them back into power… and they don’t have a freaken clue about how to “replace” it. Republicans now have this dumbass “wall” crap that they promised, and now realize it’s actually a very expensive, and stupid thing to do, and they are desperately looking for a way out of their own trap.
Try to understand it this way: It’s not as if there are only two options: (1) build the wall, or (2) let everybody in. Ok?