February 17th, 2017

Tear down those walls!

Mull this one over:

Other New York City elected officials used the [deportation] raids to make a broader point. “From Palestine to Mexico, all the walls have got to go!” shouted New York City Council members Rosie Mendez and Margaret Chin at a rally in Tompkins Square Park. City councilmember Carlos Menchaca posted on Facebook that the Palestine/Mexico refrain is his “fave new chant.”

Oh, those friendly Palestinians, just seeking to come to Israel looking for work and opportunity, and getting shut out by that nasty wall.

I’ve got an idea, Mendez and Chin and Menchaca. You first.

Let’s start with the locks on your doors. Oh, they’re there for protection, are they? I have news for you. So are those walls. One (Mexico) protects our borders from intruders who are not following the rules we have set up to let people into our “house”—our country, that is. The other (Israel) protects the lives of the people that live there from murderers who would kill them.

4 Responses to “Tear down those walls!”

  1. parker Says:

    Anytime the subject of the 2nd Amendment comes up with a liberal I ask them if I can buy them a “GUN FREE HOME” sign that they can proudly display on their front door. No takers so far.

  2. M J R Says:


    I was talking with a co-worker, a very friendly and gentle fellow, very left-leaning but such a sweet guy that I could never bring myself to really tear into his statements/arguments.

    Anyway, the subject was crime and safety (rather than illegal immigration, which wasn’t a big issue at the time). After expounding a little on his philosophy on the subject, I quietly asked him whether he locked his doors at night before going to bed (along with wife and children).

    He chuckled sheepishly, and confessed that he did do that — but it was something he’d rather not do, or rather not have to do [it’s been quite a few years now since the conversation].

    Something of a kinder, gentler version of parker’s 7:05 pm comment. ‘Nuff said, in that circumstance, sez M J R.

  3. Frog Says:

    Locking one’s doors is such an obvious analogy that I have been using it for years.
    As to the sweetness,friendliness and gentleness of your very left-leaning friend, MJR, he will gladly take you off life support when the time comes. These spineless critters are not worthy of friendship. They are willingly blind. I bet he is an atheist to boot.

  4. M J R Says:

    Frog, 12:19 pm — “MJR, he will gladly take you off life support when the time comes.”

    Friend Frog,

    I don’t quite believe so. There are, even among left-leaners, select individuals with a healthy respect for individual life. To be sure, many left-leaners turn out to be vicious people under a veneer of humanitarian goodness, but I (still) think there are the occasional some who aren’t. (I could be mistaken, heaven knows I’ve been mistaken about things before. BUT — )

    My best guess is this good fellow would agonize terribly over cutting my life support without ever coming to a decision on a course of action. I happily acknowledge, it’s only a guess.

    Depending on my condition and on my prospects for living out a normal life enjoying normal activities, I imagine my wife and children would agonize as well. The difference is, of course, they would have to decide with finality on a course of action.

    Thanks for the response! . . .

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