One thing about people going somewhere and going a great distance, they rarely do it when it is someone else’s idea.
I’ll tell you a story about this. Every summer for a couple of years I would take my wife and son to a vacation spot that my wife had been going to since she was a kid, since I met her and since our son was old enough to walk.
It would be about a three hour drive each way. Every year we would get a hotel for about four days, we would ask a neighbor to collect our mail. We would enjoy ourselves and spend a bunch of money being kids for a few days and showing our son a good time before I had to come back to work, even though I would get up early to work for a couple of hours via the hotel wifi.
We would do all of this and we would spend the entire year saving up for it with paying for as many things as possible in case starting with a twenty dollar bill and anything we got back that was a one dollar bill or a coin we would put away. That’s how we paid for the trip.
One year, right before we moved and were saving up money we didn’t go. Guess what, NOBODY FORCED US TO EITHER!
Via Western Journal:
Last week, Felix Gomez Alonzo, 8, of Guatemala died while in federal custody. Earlier in December, Jakelin Caal, 7, also of Guatemala, died after she and her father attempted to cross the border illegally.
On Wednesday, MSNBC contributor Maria Teresa Kumar indicted Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
“When they decided that they were going to start closing ports of entry — when they were going to teargas families trying to go through the legal channels — she and the president forced individuals to go and make more dangerous areas to cross the border,” Kumar said on “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.”
During Sunday’s “Up with David Gura” show on MSNBC, guest Matt Welch of Reason magazine blamed outgoing White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, formerly head of DHS, along with Trump.
“John Kelly was part of the decision-making architecture to reduce the number of refugees that we’re taking inside this country,” Welch said. “When you don’t allow people to come in — when you cut the number of legal immigrants who are allowed to come in, what’s that going to do?
“And you — illegally in my view — turn them down for asylum applications when they go through legal checkpoints here — points of entry — that’s what you’re supposed to do — show up, knock on the door. ‘Can I come in, please?’ ‘No, go to the desert.’ What do you think is going to happen? People are going to die in the desert — they’re going to die in ice boxes.”