Time to Shut-Up and Put-Up

How much longer can any of us tolerate a government that…punishes innocent people for political advantage?..weaponizes partisan principles to strip human beings of their dignity and self-worth, not to mention their homes, healthcare and food from their tables?..invokes platitudes devoid of hope and practical ways to end this insanity and halt the shut-down?
Shut-up about the shut-down!  All of you!  Your words are not helping.

The value of the words from all sides about the shut-down, when added together, equal ZERO!

I realize you can’t negotiate with a mandate.
I realize you can’t negotiate with someone who leverages petulance over fixed, immutable principle.

You CAN negotiate with you and me.
You, and I’m including both Republicans and Democrats, can come forward now and articulate a multi-billion dollar, comprehensive plan for border security and DACA relief.

Real border security that includes securing both the northern and southern borders.  Airports.  Waterways and policing in-country, illegal immigrants.  A real plan that optimizes technical, physical and Human Resources, in addition to our like-minded global partners, to achieve the goal that will protect us all.

Border Security and Immigration Defense Act of 2019.

Potentially a $50B plan; not a weak, cheap metaphor for defensible protection against unwanted, unsavory and unsafe trespassers.

Take a page out of Eisenhower’s strategy in passing The Interstate Defense Highway Act of 1956.  Like Germany’s autobahn, Eisenhower argued that interstate highways throughout America were “essential to the national interest”; specifically, to facilitate evacuation in the event of a nuclear attack.  Roll it into our overall Defense budget.

The research has already been done.  Translating the findings into a workable plan can be accomplished quickly.

Both sides should get to it!

With a real plan in hand, they can shout it from the mountain tops.  Everyday.

The media will love it.  The public, a majority, will accept it.

Advocate a bipartisan path under, around, over and through the fictitious “Wall” to a better, more real, safer place that shuts-out the bad guys instead of shutting down the lives of innocents.