That said, whatever happened to those “Tear Down the Wall” Reagan Republicans? Did the Tea Party silence them all? When will those ol’ Reagan Republicans tear down the walls and storm through the barricades within their own?
How is it that those old time Reagan Republicans advocated for tearing down walls in other countries, but they are nowhere to be found when it comes to our very own back yard?
Remember when Americans applauded President Ronald Reagan when he went overseas and advocated Tearing Down the Walls? “Tear down this wall!” was the challenge issued by United States President Ronald Reagan to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to destroy the Berlin Wall, in a speech at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall on June 12, 1987, commemorating the 750th anniversary of Berlin. Reagan challenged Gorbachev, who was then the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, to tear it down as an emblem of Gorbachev’s desire to increase freedom in the Eastern Bloc.
How was it right to tell other Nations to tear down their walls when we don’t take our own advice?
How is it that we spend millions and billions of dollars destroying other Nations and wasting billions to rebuild their infrastructure? Don’t you think it’s time we stop bombing other nations and wasting billions of tax payer dollars just to rebuild what we bomb? Don’t you think it’s time decreasing throwing our money away while investing it in our own continent instead?
Am I advocating for open borders?
No, I am not.
I realize we are living in the post 9-11 era, and as a veteran of the Armed Forces, I do believe in secure borders with a reasonable legal immigration plan. We must think with foresight, and if all hell breaks loose (and it will), it is imperative our neighborly relations with Mexico and Canada are in pristine condition. The American government has taken a position advocating there to be peace in the Mideast as we call countries to be more neighborly – and we must follow our own advice.
I repeat, mayhem will eventually break out in other parts and continents of the world. It is imperative we have the ultimate back-up plan with our soil neighbors.
It is imperative we have a back-up plan with our neighboring countries and look to our tri-country continent resources – pulling them together in the event of a global disaster.
May Americans continue to rise without a party affiliation and look to what is in the best interest of our Nation instead of an organization(s) that has proven to be divisive. We are the United States – not the divided states, and it is hella time for an American party to rise up from this mess. As an independent voter, I can say this with great conviction. Our greatest strength is unity, and when we capture that idea and harness it — we will survive the hard times.
I leave you with this video below by Gary Johnson who was a long time Republican and left the GOP for the Libertarian Party. Gary Johnson was a Republican Governor of New Mexico.