President Donald Trump talks about a wall at our southern border with a big, beautiful door, and that puts him behind the eight ball.
We’ve always had a door on the southern border. I first learned about it 40 years ago from Mom.
We’ve kept that door propped open. It’s a giant turn-style. Hispanics and immigrants seeking opportunity were embraced. They brought skills, values, and a work ethic. Businesses rolled out the red carpet to welcome a people who value hard work. Y’All come!
Back then, we were living in Aurora, Illinois, and my mother managed an assembly line that built telephones at Western Electric in nearby Montgomery.
Mom knew businesses welcomed immigrants. She heard there were signs at the southern border with big letters, “Welcome! Come to Aurora!”
In the past 40 years, the evolving of immigration to illegal-immigration has become nothing more than a political debate thanks to a do-nothing congress clashing with a changing America that requires security.
Congress Fails to Act
Congress has made immigration a political game, tugged around by voters and special interests groups. They lack courage and creative thinking to put on the books an immigration act we can enforce and backed by the American people.
Our open door on the border that once served to welcome our neighboring country with whom we share a continent has become a turn-style entry as well for gangs, terrorists, and drug traffic.
We simply want a door on that wall — a door with a doorbell!
Wishing an extra syllable or two for Lady Madonna’s vocab
I’ve waited days and still no soft peddling from the beau mondes for Madonna’s name calling at the Women’s March on Washington 2017. The committee placed the pop star in the spotlight as someone who embodies their ideals.
And Madonna showered the crowd with her music and hurled insulting, four-letter names from the lectern to disparage American democracy and incite violence.
Yes, I am angry! Yes, I am outraged! Yes, I have thought a lot about blowing up the White House, but I know it won’t change things. -Lady Madonna [Lost in Translation]
Not sure what Madonna is so angry and outraged about. She moved across the pond in 2010, and doesn’t reside in the US. She lives in Great Britain. Does she have dual citizenship? Did she vote in the 2016 election? Multiple homes no doubt? Does she pay U.S. taxes on her hundreds of millions?
Not sure why women from all over the world joined hands to march, Jan. 21, 2017, the first day of Trump’s Presidency. What I’ve heard from on-the-scene interviews:
In solidarity with other women
Want free marijuana for all
Offended by Trump’s language
No reason – just want to be here
Do not want to lose my health care
Want to own my body
After all, why did women march?
Women who talked to the press gave a broad cross section of reasons. Since women all over the world marched, I feel it had less to do with Trump and more to do with the women themselves. Time will tell what the women in pink hats are thinking.
Many women are mad because Hillary lost. Either they voted for Hillary and are parading off their remorse, pouting and stomping, armed with a Starbucks Latte, or they failed to vote for Hillary and find themselves in the Land of Penance.
My favorite viewpoint on Why a boatload of women marched on Washington DC
I liked the viewpoint of FOX Business Network Host Kennedy Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, who interviewed women at the march. She reasoned some marched because they had already booked hotels and made travel plans to DC for Hillary’s inauguration. When Hillary lost, rather than loose points for travel and air mileage, they decided to keep their golden reservations and joined the march in lieu of attending a Hillary inauguration that was not forth coming.
The Women’s March on Washington 2017 was Hillary style with Hollywood stars headlining to draw crowds, Madonna, Katie Perry, Cher, Ashley Judd, etc.
Ashley Judd took a turn at the lectern and made bird-like movements, swooping up and down as she spoke of things past and things to come. Her remarks are open to interpretation.
We heard George Soros dropped 70 million to support women’s groups who marched. One women’s group Soros does not fund and who were dis-invited from the parade are the National Right To Life leaders. No red carpet for them.
If you want to laugh off the Women’s March on Washington DC or delve deeper into public sentiment on the right, read comments on The Blaze dot com.
The timing of the Women’s March may as well been scheduled to preempt the March for Life planned for Jan. 27, 2017.
In the end, as President Trump says, “We need more hugs in politics.”