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Thu Dec 26, 2019, 01:20 PM

A Barrier to Trump's Border Wall: Landowners in Texas

Two days after giving the federal government his signature, Richard Drawe paused with his wife and mother on a levee that his family has owned for nearly a century to watch the cranes and roseate spoonbills.

A border wall that he reluctantly agreed to put on his land will soon divide this Texan family from the whole scene: the levee, a lake, an onion field and all of those birds.

Mr. Drawe, 69, doubts the wall will do much to stop illegal immigration, and though he supports the president who ordered it, he believes that the construction will “ruin” his life. But selling the land early on seemed better and cheaper than facing the government in court, only to have it take the land anyway, he reasoned. The wall, the lights and the roads will be built on about a dozen acres that his grandfather bought in the 1920s, and that will cut him off from the priceless views of the Rio Grande that he cherishes.

“We just finally gave up,” he said. “If they offered me a million dollars to build the wall, I would refuse it if I knew they wouldn’t build it. I don’t want the money. This is my life here.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/26/us/politics/trump-border-wall.html

At least Mr. Drawe will have a view of a beautiful wall.

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Reply A Barrier to Trump's Border Wall: Landowners in Texas (Original post)
Zorro Dec 2019 OP
keithbvadu2 Dec 2019 #1
gab13by13 Dec 2019 #2
UTUSN Dec 2019 #3
Midnight Writer Dec 2019 #4
blueinredohio Dec 2019 #5

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 26, 2019, 01:24 PM

1. Every campaign against a republican should use this point.

Every campaign against a republican should use this point.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 26, 2019, 02:01 PM

2. The same thing happened to Shrub.

Cable news filled the airwaves with angry, irate land owners, and Bush backed down.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 26, 2019, 02:43 PM

3. Besides losing "his" land, he *knows* "doubts the wall will do much"

"his" land taken away .... sort of like how the invading 'muricans took it from Mexico, how the Mexicans took it from Spain, how Spain took it from the indigenous peeps...






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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 26, 2019, 02:49 PM

4. "though he supports the President who ordered it". Then fuck him. Quit your whining,Dick.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 26, 2019, 03:30 PM

5. My sentiments exactly.

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