President Trump loves walls—besides a border wall with Mexico, he wants to erect trade walls to protect American steel and aluminum with tariffs of 25 and 10 percent, respectively.
In his famous poem about walls, Robert Frost said, “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” adding that before he built one, “I’d ask to know what I was walling in or walling out, and to whom I was likely to give offence.” Those are good questions for Mr. Trump’s policy.
He wants to wall out foreign products that are cheaper than American products. But this will trouble not only nations that produce them, but also American consumers who like to save money.
There’s also a question of constitutionality, since the president’s power to do this is based on national security. And the biggest question: will tariff walls even work in a global economy?
Many important questions about walls.
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Townhall Review – November 25, 2017
Violence strikes again on the U.S southern border, this time it is the murder of a Border Patrol Officer. U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses the issue with Sam Malone, sitting in for Mike Gallagher. Fred Flietz, former CIA Analyst, now with the Center for Security Policy gives Rose Tennent, in for Dennis Prager, an update on the Mueller investigation. Robert Costa of the Washington Post shares the latest with the tax bill. Selena Zito of the Washington Examiner speaks with Hugh Hewitt about the harassment accusations against U.S Senator Al Franken. Michael Medved speaks with Arthur Brooks, President and CEO of the American Enterprise Institute on how to make the current tax system better. Hugh Hewitt invites writer-director Stephen Chbosky to share about his latest movie, “Wonder,” which has seen a roar of approval at the theaters. Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MNSBC’s The Last Word shares about his fascinating book: Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and Transformation of American Politics. Wrapping up the show, Michael Medved sarcastically reveals who his prestigious Golden Turkey Award goes to. Tune in to find out who it is!
President Trump has ended DACA and given Congress six months to take action on the issue of illegal immigration.
As Congress works to write and pass a bill, they must recognize the moral necessity of building a border wall—a border barrier—a border fence.
In July alone, there were 18,000 arrests at the border. Imagine how many were not arrested—made it past.
I’m not certain how many people were swept away by Hurricane Harvey while trying to come into this country illegally, but it had to be a significant number, drawn here by the promise of easy access across that border.
If we do not secure the barrier, we will continue to attract people to make the arduous and sometimes deadly trip that ends for too many in a Walmart parking lot, dead in the back of a truck from asphyxiation, or swept away in a flood.
We have a moral imperative to remove the incentive.
The policy that German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a couple of years ago was essentially if you can survive the journey to Europe, you can stay here. What kind of policy is that? America can and must do better. We must be better than that.
It’s time to build that barrier.