Editorial: Do not flip-flop on Trump’s wall

Here are a couple of facts which some Democrats/liberals may not want to accept, but they are facts just the same. And they show a political flip-flop which serves no purpose.

 

It was not a Republican who defined the federal government’s version of marriage as between one man and one woman — it was a Democrat. Former President Bill Clinton signed the “Defense of Marriage Act” in 1996.

Another example — some Democrats want to tear down President Donald Trump’s border wall before it gets built (currently the wall is a political bargaining chip), but there have been prominent Democrats whose opposition to the wall is confusing, because they have supported a barrier on the U.S. southern border to curb illegal immigration.

As members of the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer (along with 23 other Democratic senators) voted for the “Secure Fence Act of 2006.” (Are these Democrats prominent enough?)

The aforementioned act included about 700 miles of border control fence along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Again -—Obama, Clinton, Schumer and 23 other Democrats voted for the border fence. Yet now Trump’s border wall is a problem for many of today’s Democrats?

Is there that much difference between a wall and a fence? Whether it is a fence or a wall, the purpose is to prevent individuals from illegally crossing the border — correct?

Spare us concern from liberal Democrats that the cost of Trump’s wall is reason for opposition. If members of either of the two major political parties truly cared about how they spend taxpayer money, the country would not have a $20 trillion debt pendulum hanging over its head.

All of a sudden, the cost of Trump’s wall is a reason for concern? Sorry, not buying it.

The fact is Democrats supported a fence along the southern border just more than a decade ago, and the reason for the fence remains. Turning the fence into a wall does not justify another political flip-flop from Democrats.

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