How can a conservative square funding for the wall?

35 Questions

This is part 16 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for Townhall.com: here, and here.


16. How can a conservative square the funding request for the wall with past demands that spending be offset elsewhere?

There are things that the Federal Government is supposed to provide. One of those requirements are security. I don’t have a problem with the wall. That’s part of their Constitutionally approved jobs.

But, let’s offset spending anyway, by cutting programs not specifically named by the Constitution, for example, close the Department of Education, cut off all federal funding to colleges, and end government backed student loans and grants.

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The Deportation of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos

A married, mother of two, illegal immigrant was deported and it’s her fault, no one else’s.

“The undocumented immigrant was detained Wednesday and deported within 24 hours to her native Mexico…1

Since “undocumented immigrant” doesn’t clearly describe her status, let me: Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos committed the crime of entering the U.S. illegally in the mid-1990s at the age of 14. A more accurate term for undocumented immigrant is illegal immigrant.

Later, in 2008, she was convicted of using a fake Social Security Number (felony criminal impersonation). While it’s true that she probably wasn’t “a threat to nobody,1” it doesn’t matter. She broke the law. Twice.

Now she’ll be the face of Trump’s policy. She’ll be the face of families being torn apart, and the beginning of the attempt to blame this on Trump. The fact of the matter is, this is her fault, and her fault alone. She knew she was here illegally when she got married, and she knew she was here illegally when she had children here. She knew they were legal citizens, and she was not. She knew there was the possibility of being deported even in those circumstances, and her children would have the option of staying. That’s not love; that’s selfishness.

Unfortunately, she had help. Enablers, if you will. Sanctuary cities, and liberals who don’t give a damn about who comes across the border ILLEGALLY. States that give illegal immigrants driver’s licenses and allow them to vote in certain elections. People that gave her hope that her crime would be ignored.

I wonder though, in this particular instance, why was she the first one deported? I almost feel like this was done intentionally to show the new policy in the worst possible light. Was this another botched rollout of an Executive Order, or was Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos a pawn to get the left to, once again, come unhinged.

While it may be true that illegal immigration has not resulted in high profile terror attacks, crime is still an issue. Worse, are those caught and then released only to commit more crimes and even murder.

But crime isn’t the only problem. The financial cost to taxpayer’s is tremendous:

If we stop sending money to sanctuary cities, we’ll have more than enough to pay for the wall.

Finally, you may not like the definition of criminal, but it’s really rather simple:

a person who has committed a crime

Being here illegally is a crime. That makes all illegal immigrants criminals. And they know that. They also know illegal immigrants can be deported. This isn’t a surprise; it’s the law.


  1. Almasy, Steve and Grinberg, Emanuella and Sanchez, Ray (2017). Mom deported in Arizona immigration case has no regrets – CNN.com. CNN. Accessed: 10 Feb 2017. 

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The Illegal Immigration Problem Is A Democrat Problem

The illegal immigration problem falls squarely in the lap of Democrats. The laws are clear that illegal immigration is a crime, but Democrats, primarily, have been aiding and abetting these criminals for years. Hundreds of people have died attempting to cross the border. They try to blame it on tightening security along the border, but the bigger problem is the hope on the US side.



They can get jobs. There are US citizens who will hire them, despite knowing they are here illegally. They hire them for the work “no one wants to do” and they pay them less than minimum wage. Generally I’m all about keeping down the cost of doing business, but I’m against breaking the law to do it.

There’s a good chance they won’t be sent back to where they came from. Democrat run sanctuary cities won’t arrest them, and at times, have even let them go after committing crimes. Democrats actively try to skirt the law, because of “compassion.” Don’t worry about the law, we’ll fix that. We’ll ignore the parts we don’t like.

It’s the fault of Democrats who allow illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses, attend public education, vote in some towns, and they even hold office in one town!



It is the fault of Democrats because they refuse to differentiate between legal and illegal immigrants.

https://twitter.com/TheFoundingSon/status/798587898543083520

Amnesty won’t stop the flow of people dying in the desert between Mexico and the US. If anything, it will only encourage more people to try and make it.

People didn’t just start complaining about the illegal immigration problem in the last couple of years; they’ve been complaining for years and no one has been taking them seriously. The laws are there, but law enforcement has gotten lax. It’s finally come to a head. I would argue that’s one of the reasons Trump was elected over Hillary. It has nothing to do with xenophobia: “a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries1,” and everything to do with the law and the burden placed on society. People watch the news and see illegal immigrants getting better treatment than many of our actual citizens.



It is time to deter people from illegally coming to, or remaining, in the US. Right off the top of my head, I can think of five places to start:

  • Pull federal funding from sanctuary cities
  • Pull federal funding from colleges and school districts that allow illegal immigrants to attend
  • Fine, heavily, companies that hire illegal immigrants
  • Arrest people for aiding and abetting illegal immigrants
  • Deport illegal immigrants

I know. I’ve heard the Christian argument about taking care of the foreigner, but let me remind you of what else the Bible has to say:

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. ~Romans 13:1-2 (ESV)

How does one reconcile following the law and taking care of foreigners? Simple. Differentiate between the legal and the illegal. It’s called discernment; another Christian principle.

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Illegal Immigration: Yes, Punishment Is Fair

I’m going to go out on a limb here, and assume that if you’re here illegally, you know it. The law requires citizens to be documented, and if you’re “undocumented,” I’m also going to assume you know to be undocumented is to be illegal. Regardless of the reason, knowing you’re illegal means you’re intentionally breaking the law.

If I break the law, even unintentionally, I expect punishment. If I break the law, intentionally, I expect a harsher punishment.

Why should I expect a lesser punishment for you when you’re intentionally breaking the law? I don’t. I expect fair, and fair is expulsion from the club, for breaking club rules. The rules aren’t new. They’ve been in place for years. We finally have a government administration that is going to enforce them.

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On Immigration

Illegal immigration is just that: illegal. Illegal immigrants need to be deported. There is a legal way for immigrants to come to this country, and those that do not follow it, do not deserve to stay.

There are many Christians that seem to think that we need to help everyone, no matter the cost, and this is not true. We are supposed to also follow the law!

13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, 14 or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. 15 For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. 16 [Act] as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but [use it] as bondslaves of God. 17 Honor all men; love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. ~1 Peter 2:13-17

I don’t care what anyone tells me, you have to reconcile both commandments: care for the alien, and obey the laws.

Stronger measures need to be taken to secure our borders from the state and federal level. It is the Federal Government’s job to keep this country safe, and allowing immigrants to arrive unchallenged is a security threat. Liberals scream about background checks for citizens buying guns in this country, but don’t give a damn about the background of those invading our borders. While not all immigrants are criminals, there are an alarming number, and it’s an issue that needs to be taken seriously. States should not have to be burdened with the responsibility that the Federal Government should be dealing with. It’s a security issue and the only state and local involvement should be holding criminals for immigration officials.

Every year, hundreds of immigrants die trying to cross the border into the U.S. They are trying to cross the border because they have hope that once they reach here, they will be allowed to stay. And the Federal Government is partially to blame for their deaths. They have utterly failed to deter migrants by simply not enforcing existing laws. Immigrants need to be swiftly sent back home. The message needs to be that the trek across the border is not worth the risk. This shit pisses me off. There are legal ways to come here.

Illegal immigrants working in the U.S. should not be given amnesty. If found, they should be immediately deported and the company that hired them should be fined, heavily. No company is too big to fail.

Law enforcement officials should be required to detain illegal immigrants for any crime, and hold them until federal immigration officials can take custody and deport them. State and local law enforcement agencies caught releasing illegal immigrants should be fined, at the expense of local taxpayers. Sanctuary cities should be fined, again, at the expense of local taxpayers. Support for breaking federal law should be strongly discouraged.

The only health care illegal immigrants should have access to, is emergency health care. Once they are healthy enough to travel, they should be deported. Children of illegal immigrants should not be granted citizenship. They should remain with their parents and be deported as a family. Illegal immigrants that use the health care system, have no investment in the system, therefore their use of it is theft.

Illegal immigrants should not be given access to schools at any level, public or private. Public schools are taxpayer funded, making their use a form of theft. Regardless of the ability to pay or not, they are here illegally and it is every citizen’s duty to report them to be deported. Citizen’s that fail to report should be arrested as they would for aiding an known criminal.

Allowing illegal aliens the same rights as those who are here legally is a slap in the face to those who did things the right way. It’s a slap in the face to the citizens of this country who obey the law. You may be able to argue that it’s compassion for the alien, but the indifference to the legal is disgusting.

Legal immigration to this country should be encouraged. Legal immigrants should be welcomed, but also expected to assimilate to this country, and that means supporting it’s laws and Constitution. Immigrants should be encouraged to learn English, and those opposing Free Speech should be discouraged from that opposition. They should understand that in this country, Free Speech means free speech, even if you find it offensive.

I, for one, will continue to use the terms illegal immigrant or illegal alien. I do this out of respect for those who come here legally. I do this to differentiate between the criminal and the legal immigrant.

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