On top of managing the vast U.S. military and everything else the position demands, the president is also responsible for ensuring American borders are orderly, efficient and secure. So when a violent caravan of migrants made its way toward the United States, President Donald Trump hardened the border.
Troops were stationed, concertina wire was stretched and plans were made. The migrants eventually slammed into the border but were repelled with ease.
This might not have been the case if someone besides Trump lived in the White House.
In fact, Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York announced her own solution for the border crisis — one that almost certainly would upend civility and rule of law in the United States.
The young Democratic Socialist does not see the need for a secure border, instead hoping to place 5,000 government caseworkers there to speedily process the migrants through to the United States. Seriously.
What if instead of sending 5k troops to the border, we had sent 5k caseworkers to review + process visa applications?
In addition to averting moral crisis, it also would‘ve saved enormous amt of resources. But we don’t talk about the financial recklessness of GOP admins, do we?
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 26, 2018
Although the border may seem like an arbitrary line on a map to some, it’s a critical symbol of our national sovereignty.
Borders are incomprehensibly important. There’s a reason they’re so central in human history. According to the Ancient History Encyclopedia, some of the earliest found human-made walls date from a time when mammoths still roamed the earth. For 10,000 years, the humble border has stood the test of time as a foolproof way of figuring out what belongs where.
Borders are so crucial that a word even exists for a mass unwelcome crossing of one: invasion.
Just to be clear: The main problem Ocasio-Cortez would likely have with that video is a barrier keeping the horde out of the United States.
Along with wanting to open America for every beating heart, Ocasio-Cortex also officially supports Medicare for all and guaranteed federal jobs, two things that would be exponentially harder with no border control.
Open Borders and socialism can’t work side by side. I thought she knew that…
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