Mr. Bush, Build Up That Wall!
Twenty years ago next week, Ronald Reagan stood in Berlin and delivered perhaps the most famous speech of his career, highlighted by the phrase, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Here is the speech I wish he were here to give to our current president.
And now the American people are coming to understand the importance of securing our nation. We hear much from Mexico opposing our taking control of our borders. Some violent felons have been allowed to roam free in our country. The government of Mexico encourages their citizens to break our laws for the sake of their own financial gain. Elements of the Mexican military and police have violated our sovereignty.
Are these the beginnings of a renewed terror threat against our nation? Are these only token threats, or do we ignore them at our grave peril? We have welcomed immigrants to our shores since before our founding...but only those who agreed to follow our system of laws because they wanted to be a part of our great experiment in freedom. There is one sign the US government could make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically our domestic tranquility and peace.
President Bush, if you seek safety, if you desire continued freedom for the United States of America, if you seek to truly secure our nation, Come here to this border! Mr. Bush, close these gaps! Mr. Bush, build up that wall!