Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Bush walls Mx. border 20 years after Reagan's call

Berliners smashing the wall in 89

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?

1 comment:

AZW88 said...

Reagan would build a wall. A big wall. A very big wall. The folks on the opposite sides of this wall would not be folks oppressed politically and economically by communists, they are folks economically and politically oppressed by something other than communists.... (now, if a majority of these folks were coming from say, Venezuela, they may have gotten a pass, just like those from Cuba get a pass.)