credit where credit is due

Donald Trump - Caricature by DonkeyHotey

Of course. Why didn’t I see this before? It’s as plain as the nose on your face and becoming clearer every day.

Didn’t we all smirk when ‘the Donald’ stated that he’d get Mexico to pay for the wall to keep their people from crossing into our country illegally?

When the President of Mexico replied with a firm, “Huh-uh, not on your life,” we agreed, declaring, “And you shouldn’t”!

Why in the world would they pay for a wall to keep their citizens in if they want out? They are not prisoners, after all, and I don’t think it is illegal to leave a country (under normal circumstances).

Now it’s becoming apparent that if Mr. T. gets the job of POTUS the emigration of Americans will be massive. To Canada, choice #1; or to Mexico if a warmer climate is desired. Both countries would soon be building and paying for high walls to keep our frantic populace away.

The Republican front-runner must have had that figured out before making his bold declaration. Credit where credit is due, I suppose.

However, I don’t think he imagined that immigration into the U. S. would diminish dramatically as we lose our reputation as the ‘land of the free’ where everyone has an equal chance at a comfortable and successful life. We’re already the laughing stock of the world as they observe our latest political debacle where hate, fear, and violence are being promoted, and foul and sexist language is being shouted from the podium. Who’d even want to move here with leadership like that at the helm?

Apparently old D. T. didn’t look quite that far ahead. I shouldn’t think it would be much fun to head up a country with a rapidly diminishing population.

But then, I could be wrong, I suppose.

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Gail Kiracofe

Born in Mishawaka, Indiana, Gail has moved around the country a lot and now lives in a retirement community in Virginia. She was a Marine Corps wife and worked for the Girl Scouts in Georgia, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. She takes lots of Life Long Learning classes, and continues to hone her writing skills.