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Re: The NEW repeat NEW wall
Posted by MikeC/TX of TX on 4/30/19 6:51pm Msg #72435
"Gee, I guess because of eminent domain, Ike's plan to build an interstate highway system couldn't be done."

It's not the same thing, and you know it.

You clearly don't understand TX landowners. They don't want this. The border is the Rio Grande, but because of the flood plain, the wall has to be built about a mile or so back. So not only do they lose access to the part of their land the feds don't take, but it's still American land. So you've got this wall a mile back from the border, and immigrants can just swim or wade across the river and step on American land - which by American and international law allows them to ask for asylum. What have you accomplished?

"what difference does it make if it's concrete, steel, fiberglass or even plastic?"

The difference is that his campaign promise was that it would be a "big beautiful wall", solid concrete, thirty feet high. That's what he promised you he would do in an attempt to get your vote. And now the Trump cultists are saying the same thing as you're saying - what he said doesn't matter, just put up a barrier wall. The reality is that that barrier wall will never be built during his presidency because of legal issues. He says that construction has already started - it hasn't. That's just another one of his 10,000 documented other lies that are just intended to fool the low-information members of his base. What HAS happened are repairs to existing barriers previously authorized by Congress - not a single mile of the promised new wall has been built.

You should know this - you're clearly not a stupid person. This whole wall thing is nothing more than reality TV/political theater - and it simply will not happen because of the legal issues involved. Eminent domain claims on the border from the GW Bush administration are STILL being litigated 10 years later. What legal magic do you think Trump can perform to make a citizen's Constitutional right to their property go away without the court's approval?

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Messages in this Thread
 Winning! - anotaryinva on 3/25/19 7:04pm
 Re: Winning! - bagger on 3/26/19 5:46am
 Re: Winning! - MikeC/TX on 3/27/19 6:49pm
 Re: Winning! - bagger on 3/28/19 7:31am
 Re: Winning! - Howard Bleiwas on 3/29/19 12:34pm
 Re: Winning! - bagger on 3/29/19 2:20pm
 Re: Winning! - bagger on 3/29/19 2:28pm
 Well said - MikeC/TX on 3/31/19 12:48am
 Re: Winning! - MikeC/TX on 3/31/19 12:25am
 ACA - Luckydog on 4/1/19 10:55am
 Re: ACA -  janCA on 4/1/19 1:20pm
 Re: ACA - Luckydog on 4/2/19 2:06pm
 Re: ACA - bagger on 4/2/19 4:34pm
 Re: ACA - Luckydog on 4/2/19 5:02pm
 It just got better. - bagger on 3/27/19 7:15am
 More good news - bagger on 3/28/19 9:29am
 Re: More good news - MikeC/TX on 3/31/19 12:54am
 Another day, another win - bagger on 3/30/19 7:51am
 Re: Another day, another win - Luckydog on 4/2/19 2:08pm
 MArch Jobs report - bagger on 4/5/19 3:30pm
 Re: MArch Jobs report - MikeC/TX on 4/6/19 6:45pm
 Re: MArch Jobs report - bagger on 4/8/19 8:08am
 Re: MArch Jobs report - MikeC/TX on 4/9/19 7:47pm
 Re: MArch Jobs report - bagger on 4/10/19 8:10am
 My refusal to call that use of crap by his nam - bagger on 4/10/19 2:15pm
 Re: My refusal to call that use of crap by his nam - MikeC/TX on 4/14/19 7:19pm
 Re: My refusal to call that use of crap by his nam - bagger on 4/15/19 7:05am
 The NEW repeat NEW wall - bagger on 4/8/19 8:38am
 Re: The NEW repeat NEW wall - MikeC/TX on 4/14/19 7:40pm
 Re: The NEW repeat NEW wall - bagger on 4/15/19 7:01am
 Re: The NEW repeat NEW wall - MikeC/TX on 4/30/19 6:51pm



 
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