President Trump recently announced $3.6 billion of military construction projects he was shelving so that the money could be diverted to build his wall on the southern border. They include more than $80,000,000 taken from four projects in North Carolina, including a medical facility at Camp Lejeune, and replacing a run-down elementary school on Fort Bragg.
A border wall has never been a well-thought-out policy or a program; it’s a slogan and a chant that goes against most experts’ advice. President Trump couldn’t get any money appropriated when Republicans controlled the House and the Senate, so he’s resorted to stealing it from the military.
We can’t have open borders, but security is better accomplished with high-tech measures, more border patrol, and most of all, helping the economic and political situation in the countries to the south.
Jeff Kelly, Southern Pines