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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 06:59 PM

Conservatives head to Texas to try to build their own wall

HOUSTON (AP) What started as an online fundraiser to provide President Donald Trump with donations for his southern border wall has morphed into a foundation whose members vow to build a wall themselves.

The "We The People Will Build the Wall" campaign has surpassed $20 million since it was created in December by Air Force veteran and triple amputee Brian Kolfage. The campaign has received almost 350,000 donations even as wall opponents derided the effort and after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history ended with Congress refusing Trump's demand for billions in wall funding.

Kolfage and other Trump supporters have now organized a nonprofit corporation, WeBuildtheWall Inc. Its board of directors includes former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a hardline immigration opponent who has advised Trump. The group spent part of this week in South Texas touring the U.S.-Mexico border and meeting landowners the group hopes will allow private construction on their land.

Whether a private group could build such a wall remains to be seen. There are legal and environmental obstacles in South Texas that have delayed the U.S. government, even with its powers to seize land and waive laws for national security.

Read more: https://www.mrt.com/news/texas/article/Conservatives-head-to-Texas-to-try-to-build-their-13578001.php

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Reply Conservatives head to Texas to try to build their own wall (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jan 2019 OP
Gothmog Jan 2019 #1
TexasTowelie Jan 2019 #3
blur256 Jan 2019 #2
2naSalit Jan 2019 #4
blur256 Jan 2019 #5
shanny Jan 2019 #6
3catwoman3 Jan 2019 #7
keithbvadu2 Jan 2019 #8
Paladin Feb 2019 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:02 PM

1. How will these idiots condemn the land needed for a wall?

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:08 PM

3. You obviously believe that they put some thought into this idea?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:07 PM

2. Lol

Don't they have stand your ground laws in Texas? The people whose land they want to confiscate don't want to give up the land so... not advocating violence (never would) but why do they think this is a good idea?

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Response to blur256 (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:18 PM

4. To make it look like they are spending all that $$ wiselywhile pocketing most of it...nt

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:21 PM

5. Yep

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:31 PM

6. grifters gotta grift.

 

silver lining: the more money they abscond with, the less the donors have for campaigns.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:50 PM

7. KKKobach.

No surprise there.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 10:58 PM

8. meeting landowners the group hopes will allow private construction on their land. Good luck with tha

meeting landowners the group hopes will allow private construction on their land. Good luck with that.

That should be a short list.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 11:52 AM

9. If I were one of those landowners.....

....I'd tell these skeevy fucks to stay off my land, or face some life-threatening consequences.

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