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Our 2nd Amendment... now a hollow vision of our founding father's intent.

The Second Amendment was meant to provide the people with the arms to defend against tyranny... against rouge governments.  Today, the peo…

Started by Ronald A. Nelson Col.USA (Ret)

103 Sep 6
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The Evil in Las Vegas

There is no question about the magnitude of the Las Vegas tragedy, but there are as of yet no answers to questions about the assailant's mo…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

6 Oct 6, 2017
Reply by Frankmusic

Hannity, Ingraham Propose ‘Massive’ Free Speech Tour of Liberal College Campuses With Coulter, Limbaugh, Levin

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” show host Sean Hannity and conservative commentator Laura Ingraham discussed author Ann Coulter…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

0 Apr 29, 2017

REPEAL the 14th amendment?

 AMENDMENT XIV Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868. Note: Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by sec…

Started by 9thA

3 Jul 20, 2016
Reply by Mangus Colorado

The Second Amendment the accurate story

Was the Second Amendment written ONLY for the "well regulated militia" and not "the people"? A rebuttal to the likes of The Young Turks,…

Started by Bill Bissell

0 Jul 1, 2016

US Supreme Court ruling against the 1st Amendment?

Could this be the reason Scalia died all of a sudden,if he was murdered? Is the USSCT going down the toilet without the help of any liberal…

Started by Bill Bissell

1 May 17, 2016
Reply by Karma Miller

Why They Fear the Ninth Amendment

Why They Fear the Ninth Amendment Machan's Musings - Why They Fear the Ninth Amendment by Tibor R. Machan Quite interestingly, many poli…

Started by 9thA

14 Apr 25, 2016
Reply by Ralph Baker

Countermand Amendment - "We NEED YOUR HELP" -

"We the People of the United States of America" need your help now!!  There is a movement to help correct our Federal Government via a pea…

Started by Lorena Remmell

0 Dec 28, 2015

"GUN FREE ZONES" PROVIDE A TARGET RICH ENVIRONMENT

A "gun free zone" merely gives murderers a license from the government to kill at will without fear of resistance.  Any government officia…

Started by Bob Russell

38 Nov 23, 2015
Reply by Bob Russell

THE REVOLUTIONARY WARS; THE 1ST ONE AND COMING 2ND ONE

I have an interest in military history and am quite knowledgeable about the founding of this once great nation.  I have noticed on many soc…

Started by Bob Russell

0 Nov 22, 2015

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YUP: President Trump Signs Great And Beautiful Trump Border Wall During Tour In San Diego

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President Donald Trump visited the San Diego border on Wednesday to show off a newly constructed portion of the wall after a fundraising trip in California.

“It’s an amazing project,” Trump said, pointing to the 30-foot high barrier constructed with steel and concrete, noting that it also went six feet underground.

“If you think you’re going to cut it with a blow torch, that doesn’t work, because you hit the concrete, and then if you think you’re going to go through the concrete, that doesn’t work because we have very powerful rebar inside,” Trump said.

The president traveled via motorcade after a fundraiser to Otay Mesa, a community outside San Diego on the United States -Mexico border to review the latest constructed physical barrier.

He pointed out the new wall structure to the press, which was 24 miles of primary and secondary wall at the border.

“We have it covered underground, we have it covered overground,” Trump said.

The president was joined by acting Department of Homeland security Kevin McAllen and several other border security officials.

He said that over 44,000 bollard panels had been set up for the wall, which was then filled with concrete and rebar.

Trump admitted that he envisioned a solid concrete wall when he campaigned for president, but he was told by border officials that they preferred a wall constructed by concrete-filled bollards so they could see through it.

“It’s hardened concrete, very powerful concrete,” Trump said, pointing to the structure.

He added that the steel wall was designed to retain heat, making it harder to climb, plus having an anti-climbing system at the top.

“You can fry an egg on that wall,” he said. The president also acknowledged to reporters that he wanted the wall to be painted black and have spikes but said it was cheaper to let it remain naturally rust-colored.

“We can paint it later,” he said.

The president discussed his growing understanding of border barriers, noting that the Southern border would not need much more than 500 miles of wall to secure the border. He cited the existence of natural mountain and river barriers that prevented criminals from crossing. He did not rule out building additional barriers in the future but said it would depend on whether it was needed.

One border patrol agent spoke about the importance of the border wall to all of the agents, thanking the president for pushing forward on construction.

Trump said he met with Border Patrol prior to constructing the wall, picking the most effective structures to protect the border.

One border security official scoffed at the idea that the wall was a “vanity” project for the president.

“There’s a false narrative out there that this wall is the president’s vanity wall,” he said. “I’m here to tell you right now that that is false.”

He thanked Trump for listening to border patrol agents during the planning and construction process.

“You listened to the agents and you gave them exactly what they asked for,” he said.

One official with Trump confirmed that the structure was funded with regular Congressional appropriations in the FY 2017 and FY 2018 and that that the new wall replaced an inferior structure.

Trump said that he still considered the situation on the border a national emergency, but as more wall went up he could withdraw military forces.

“I hope you’re impressed,” he told reporters as he took questions about the project.

One worker told Trump of a tradition of workers signing the wall if they worked on the wall.

“I’ll sign it,” Trump said, and went to the wall and signed the steel barrier with a marker before encouraging other officials present to do the same.

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