People that are the family members of someone who was at one time President of the United States have a very unique perspective of the office as a whole.
They get to see the most powerful person in the world when the cameras are not on, when they are not recorded.
They see them when they are in the private residence after a bad day or when they didn’t get what they wanted all the way in terms of policy from Congress.
Ronald Reagan’s kids have a unique perspective because they were able to see their dad from the viewpoint of being dad while at the same time that made history in terms of our lives being better.
Reagan wanted to do so many good things and got so many good things that it would be safe to say had he been twenty or thirty years younger that he would have been running for President today had he entered politics at the same time that he did.
We need a wall and we need one to keep our country safe. Ronald Reagan knew that.
The son of late President Ronald Reagan just added his voice to the border debate — and invoked his famous father to send a message to Donald Trump.
In a post this week on Twitter, Michael Reagan told the president that it’s “now or never” to get the southern border wall built, while reminding him of Democrat broken promises on immigration reform.
“Hey @POTUS in 1986 my father made a deal with the Democrats Amnesty for Border Security my father is still waiting,” the writer and radio host said. “U have no choice its now or never..#BuildTheWallNow.”
That 1986 reference referred to a deal Ronald Reagan made with liberals during his second term.
“The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 allowed any illegal immigrants who had been in the U.S. since 1982 to receive temporary legal status and eventually become eligible for green cards if they learned English,” explained The Washington Examiner.
“The legislation also attempted to boost border security by increasing funding for the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the U.S. Border Patrol, although it did not call for a border wall. The measure also sought to crack down on illegal immigration by barring employers from knowingly hiring illegal immigrants,” that outlet continued.
32 years later, we all know what happened. Immigration — both legal and illegal — skyrocketed. Effective border security? Not so much.