Sometimes they do answer…..

And when they do, it won’t hurt to take it one step further. I initially signed a petition to Senators Cruz and Cornyn, as well as to Congressman Ratcliffe, asking them to work towards re-opening the parts of the federal government affected by the shutdown.

Senator Cornyn’s office sent a reply which was more than the usual brush-off. The language used, however, rubbed me the wrong way because it was typically glossing over the salient points that: (1) real people are affected by the shutdown, …

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Trump’s Wall and the federal agency shutdown.

  Trump, in order to
be elected, made promises that maybe even he knew would be impossible to keep.
Front and center was the promise to build a Big, Beautiful Wall (that Mexico
would pay for!) in order to hold back what he described as hordes of violent criminal
migrants and drug cartels eager to rush our southern border.

  If you consider
statistical evidence, though, you see that

illegal immigration is due to visa overstays. Most
drugs enter the country through ports of entry, in ships and cars.Criminality
is lower in …

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