Rappahannock News - - COMMENT - The writer, who prac­tices law in the county seat of Wash­ing­ton, re­sides in Castle­ton.

Trump Demo­crat that I am: Give Trump his stupid, in­ef­fec­tual Wall! But re­quire that, for ap­proval of his five bil­lion dol­lar pro­gram, the bill to pro­tect the Mueller in­ves­ti­ga­tion be passed, and that a DACA pro­tec­tion bill be passed. Aren’t those two bills worth more than five bil­lion dol­lars, which will prob­a­bly never be spent? Use Trump’s ego as a sop to get some­thing done, and then we Democrats can take credit for it.

If Trump ve­toes the leg­is­la­tion, then so be it, and let him ex­plain it to Mueller and to the peo­ple in 2020, if he lasts that long. If he ve­toes it, there is a rea­son­able chance that his veto could be over­rid­den.

It is more im­por­tant to get some mean­ing­ful leg­is­la­tion passed than to nar­row mind­edly op­pose this boon­dog­gle of a me­dieval Wall that is sup­posed to solve the im­mi­gra­tion prob­lem. If his Wall is funded, it will not be fully built be­fore Trump runs for re-elec­tion in 2020, if he lasts that long. So, the new Pres­i­dent could re­di­rect those funds to some­thing that could be help­ful to our coun­try.

The Wall is un­im­por­tant, if we can ac­com­plish some­thing much more mean­ing­ful. Let Ozy­man­dias have his ed­i­fice.

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