Alas, recent photos of the border wall under construction demonstrate that it is easier to remove the splinter from your neighbor's eye [e.g. Reagan speaking to Gorbachev] than to remove the plank from one's own.
This wall is simply political posturing; 75% of all "illegal immigrants" arrived in the U.S. legally--and overstayed their visas. Pouring millions of dollars into this environmental disaster is worse than waste, it is creating destruction.
So let's congratulate El Paso (TX) County. This week their commissioners decided to sue the federal government for violating the constitutional rights of border communities and landowners--as well as federal law--in the wall construction. Citing improper negotiations and lack of consultation, the commission claims that the federal government needs to follow laws in the same manner that everyone else is required. (Now there's a novel thought!)
So, I cheer on El Paso, a David challenging Goliath, as county government tackles the feds. This is yet another prophetic stance; I sense a theme has developed this week here on Border Explorer.
To celebrate, take a break with another El Pasoan: Tom Russell, singer and songwriter, performing "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?" with photography by David Burckhalter.