DRAFT: If by a wall

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I have thought long and hard about the idea of a border wall and many people have asked me how I feel about it. Today I'd like to take this opportunity to state my position withe the clarity and precision that such a delicate subject deserves.

 

If by a wall you mean an edifice to protect our citizens from the scourge of guns and drugs, to keep out those who would unfairly compete with the American worker by laboring at cut rate wages, to sop those nefarious characters who would traffic in human bodies.  If you mean to stop those who would unfairly jump to the front of the line while others who have played  by the rules wait years for their opportunity then I say sign me up. I'm all for a wall.

 

    But if you mean that structure which would deny the promise of America  to those huddling masses yearning to breathe free.  If by a wall you mean a barrier to separate families, to cause untold hardship on those who have trekked hundreds or thousands of miles to escape fr

 

 

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