Our precious Wall

I’m not big fan of Ronald Reagan. I worked on the Hill in those days and can tell you things were nowhere as idyllic as many like to make them out to be. Homeless people everywhere. Drug crime rampant. Chaos in the Middle East and Central America. The Japanese kicking our butts in trade and manufacturing. Skyrocketing debts and budget deficits. Consequently, I am always fascinated by how much Republicans and conservatives idolize the guy. There is seldom a speech given by a Republican or a conservative in which Reagan isn’t mentioned as some sort of god. Interestingly, one of Reagan’s most powerful and visionary quotes is “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” Isn’t it ironic that the very people who now bow to the memory of Reagan and genuflect at the mere mention of his name are the same ones who are pushing for a Wall on our southern border. A much longer and bigger Wall than anything the Soviets built in Germany. What does THAT say about us?

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