TUCSON -- Yesterday was a sad moral low point in US history.
It's official, the US Senate pushed election year fear and politics by bowing to Jon Kyl and House extremists and approving 700 miles of Berlin Wall on the US-Mexico border.
The vote was 80-19.
Will Jim Pederson, Gov. Napolitano, or Gabrielle Giffords join Congressman Grijalva to wisely oppose the wall vote and denounce the action of congress? They absolutely should.
Many fearful lame dems joined the border wallheads, including Boxer and Feinstein of CA, Clinton of NY, Stabenow of MI, and Obama of IL.
Sen. Bingaman of NM gets special thanks as the only border state Senator with the backbone to vote against this hateful boondoggle. Senate dem leader Reid of NV smartly voted no.
Sen. Chaffee of RI also deserves thanks as the only GOP member to vote against the Berlin Wall. The only Independent in the Senate, Jeffords of VT, also voted no.
Walls will crush wildlife, endangered species, relations with Mexico, and rights of indigenous people.
Expensive walls won't work, but a huge area will be walled off, about double the boundary between Arizona and Sonora.
President Ronald Reagan, who in 1987 called on the Soviets to tear down the Berlin Wall, must be spinning in his grave.
What we really need is a huge triple wall around Washington DC to protect us all from our terrible congress and president.