Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Bush walls Mx. border 20 years after Reagan's call
TUCSON -- On June 12, 1987, when I was 16, President Ronald Reagan made his now famous speech in Germany calling for the Soviets to tear down the Berlin Wall.
Reagan said, "if you seek peace... and prosperity... Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
Now, 20 years later as part of a failed border militarization policy, the US Government directed by Bush & Cheney are building new big 'Berlin' walls everyday on the border with our ally, Mexico.
US Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) is marching lockstep with Bush/Cheney, like he sheepishly always does, in support of walling our borders. "I won't consider my work done until we have built all 700 miles..." of border walls, Kyl said in a May 29 letter to me.
The walls are shameful and sad, and they won't work.
The US and Mexico need real, humane and fair immigration reform, not walls.
What would Reagan say?