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Is A Border Wall Constitutional and Necessary?

Is A Border Wall Constitutional and Necessary?

by Jake MacAulay

Dr. Barrett of made the statement this week,

“Centuries of history prove that walls make a huge difference, which is why the number of nations building them has risen from 7 to 777 since WWII.”


However,Congress refuses to pass a spending bill that would build a wall on the southern border, which remains insecure and vulnerable to illegal aliens.


New House speaker Nancy Pelosi has called the wall “an immorality”.


So, is a border wall constitutional and should it be a priority?


Article 4, Section 4, of the Constitution states,

“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion.”


Ask yourself, do the following facts about illegal immigration constitute an “invasion”?


  • An illegal alien in the state of Arizona is twice as likely to commit a crime than a legal citizen.


  • Ninety percent of all heroin and fentanyl come across the southern border.


  • Over 10,000 children are illegally sex trafficked across the southern border every single year.


  • There are 56,000 illegal immigrants in our federal prison system and countless in our state penitentiary system.


  • The Washington Examiner reported that the financial burden on U.S. taxpayers every single year is a record $135 billion for illegal immigration. This covers their health care, education, and a huge law enforcement bill.


This is clearly considered invasion on a number of levels, and it is clear we need protection from invasion.


Therefore, we can conclude that a border wall is Constitutional.


Perhaps we should discuss fairness?


It is not fair that Americans should be deprived of exceptional individuals from across the world that have to fill out an application, NOT commit a crime, wait in a line for a decade to come into this country and maybe have a chance to become an American.


This leads us to perhaps the most important point of all: sovereignty.


We are not Mexico. We have a unique culture, we have a unique identity, and we most certainly have a unique American View of Government. That view obligates our government to “secure the rights of the governed.” If a wall offers the security we need from the devastating consequences of illegal immigration, then we ought to get started.


The Democratic Party is referring to the border wall as a “border barrier”.


But is it possible that the now majority speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has a wall that completely surrounds her mansion and estate? And is it likely that most members of Congress have one as well


When asked about Trump’s promise to build a wall along the U.S./Mexican border, Pope Francis said:

“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.”


That is rather hypocritical. There are miles of walls up to 30 feet tall that surround much of Vatican City and the Castel Gondolfo, where the pope lives. These walls were originally constructed and the Swiss Guard established for what purpose? It was to keep out foreign invaders and protect the interest of the Roman Catholic Church.


Look, I do not lock my doors because I hate those who are outside. I lock my doors because I love those who are inside.


So where is the love, Congress?


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