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Reader's View: Funding for border wall fair, makes sense

Democrats brought down the thunder by sending divisive messages, working behind the backs of the people to infect our court systems with activist judges, and by continuing their assault on half of America's real citizens at every turn. Now I get to see if President Donald Trump has the guts to hold to his guns on funding for a border wall.

The Democrats' platform of demonization and media bias provide the best decision-making gauge to tell if an idea is right or wrong, or good or bad, for America. You could have heard a pin drop during the brief moment when it looked as though Trump was going to allow Congress to submit a budget bill without border-wall funding. Trump must have noticed how odd it was not to receive the typical negative coverage from the media while Senate lawmakers bobbled their heads.

Trump's request for border-wall funding is fair for these reasons: Strategic and tactical barriers work, the amount of money being requested is only part of the estimated total requirement, an amount as large or larger already was approved by Democratic leadership in the past, the request is only a fraction of what we spend on many other government programs, and, above all, even God has limited entry to heaven. In the scheme of things, it is a small price to pay to put us on the right path to solving an out-of-control immigration problem that threatens all Americans.

President Trump was elected to generate radical action in Washington, D.C., the sort of action never delivered during President Barack Obama's eight years.

No surprise that many Republicans took the money and ran because, without results, they couldn't hide under the gleaming lights of a Trump administration.

Better immigration control equals better laws plus a better barrier.

Warner Gouin

Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

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