Ciudad Juarez, directly across the border from El Paso, Texas is one of the most violent cities in the world. There are other cities in Mexico where the murder rate is higher, such as Acapulco, Tijuana and Los Cabos, but Juarez is unique because it is serious bandit country.
There’s a nice big border wall protecting the residents of El Paso from Juarez, but at the end of town, the wall ends. A murderous drug cartel controls the border in the section where there is no wall.
In the valley next to El Paso is a corridor where the cartel does its human smuggling. Women and children who are sold into underground brothels and the pornography industry come through that section. As the border snakes its way up Mt. Cristo Rey, you’ll find the area where the drugs flow in. Slaves and illegal aliens through one section, and heroin, meth and cocaine through the other. The cartels are very efficient.
As you can imagine, this is one of the most dangerous sections of the border and one of the most profitable ones for the drug cartel. An estimated $100,000 worth of drugs flows across that section every day.
Oh, except by Monday morning of Memorial Day weekend in 2019, the border was no longer wide open there. It has a big, beautiful, hyuuuge wall running from the valley up the mountainside all of a sudden, courtesy of the “We Build the Wall” Foundation. Remember them?
Just a couple of weeks ago, Politico and other leftwing media outlets were mocking the viral “We Build the Wall” group, which was founded by Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage. We wrote about the project extensively a few months ago, when patriotic Americans donated more than $20 million to the group.
Politico and other venomous anti-American loser “media” outlets recently began accusing “We Build the Wall” of taking the money and running away with it. Turns out they were just biding their time and preparing for a busy weekend.
The federal government said that due to the terrain in that section, it would be “impossible” to actually construct a wall there. The border goes through a valley and then up a mountain… and there’s rocks… and aww, shucks, it’s just too hard!
The Army Corps of Engineers actually whined that it would be “impossible” to put a wall up there. Perhaps we should send them some of those pink hats from the Women’s March.
Using nothing more than toxic masculinity and the can-do American spirit (and the generous donations of patriotic Americans), there is now nearly a mile of new border wall in a section of the border that was supposedly “unwallable.”
And it’s not a typical border wall, either. The steel that the federal government uses when it bothers to put some border wall sections up has a lifespan of 25 years. The steel used in the “We Build the Wall” section is rated for 75 years.
Another nice thing about it is that it was built on private property. The grateful landowner gave them access to build the wall and to build access roads to service the wall.
In addition, “We Build the Wall” plans to construct a guard tower at the peak of Mt. Cristo Rey, where agents will have a 30-mile view to keep watch over the border.
“We Build the Wall” has plans for additional sections of border wall to be constructed in the near future, but they are being tight-lipped about their plans. And of course, liberals are already messing their pants because the private sector accomplished a major achievement for border security over a three-day weekend, in a location where it was supposed to be “impossible.”
The leftwing El Paso city council issued a “cease and desist” order to the property owner as soon as the wall was completed. Brian Kolfage says this is “bulls**t,” because city planners were at the site on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend and gave them a green light to begin construction.
After authorizing the project and allowing “We Build the Wall” to spend its money on labor and materials, the city is now trying to bring the project to a halt. Figures.
In addition, the city is now weighing its legal options to come on the private landowner’s property and tear the wall down. They’ve suddenly discovered all sorts of new rules as well, such as a rule that says a wall on private property can’t be over 6 feet tall. Sure.
Prediction: There’s going to be a Bundy-like standoff between militias and El Paso bureaucrats before this is done.
It just goes to show that the private sector kicks the government’s rear-end every single time, whether you’re dealing with big, bold projects like a border wall or a tiny project like filling in a pothole.
Big government can’t stand competition, which is why El Paso is now trying to put the screws to the “We Build the Wall” group.
My hat goes off to those guys. They did something that all of the naysayers and bureaucrats said was “impossible,” and they did it over a three-day weekend.
President Trump has had to wade through miles of bureaucracy, lawsuits and garbage just to get the federal government, which is ostensibly supposed to follow his orders, to build 1.7 miles of new wall in two-and-a-half years.
“We Build the Wall” built nearly a mile of new border wall in bandit country, in the blink of an eye. Just imagine what they could do if the Trump administration granted them a contract to build the rest of the wall. (Hint, hint)