Don’t mess with Texas. Environmental groups, landowning families going back 150 years or more and a Catholic Church are gearing up to defend their property from the federal government’s probable eminent domain actions.
Now we hear that Trump did not mean Mexico was really going pay for the wall after all, wink, wink, yet landowners would still “pay” dearly by losing their legacies going back generations.
This is a mess. If not giving Trump his wall is a “national crisis” necessitating a “national emergency”, what on earth is a real national crisis. Opioid deaths? Millions who still cannot afford access to decent healthcare? The student loan debt load? None of those seem to rise to the level of concrete versus fencing, personnel and technology.
And what about those families who are suffering serious blows to their finances and credit ratings or small businesses folding as side effects of the shutdown. There is a nice crisis.
Maybe that is the plan. Create a crisis for others so Trump can be the hero. Kind of like an arsonist starting a fire then calling the fire department.