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It isn’t news to anyone that there is a deep divide in America when it comes to politics. Look no further than Go Fund Me for that to be put on display.
More than 244,000 people have donated to a Go Fund Me page set up to build the border wall. That page has raised nearly $15 million.
A couple days later a page was set up to raise money for ladders to get over Trump’s wall. More than 5,600 people have donated to that in two days, though the total is just $123,908.
The border wall page was set up by Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee veteran who is a Purple Heart recipient. His page includes a thoughtful explanation of his goal.
“As a veteran who has given so much, three limbs, I feel deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today,” he wrote. “Too many Americans have been murdered by illegal aliens and too many illegals are taking advantage of the United States taxpayers with no means of ever contributing to our society.”
Those raising money for the ladders don’t have much purpose, other than aiding and abetting criminals.
“Even though at a rate of $1.7 million daily, it would take their fund about 35 years to raise the $21.7 billion that Trump’s own Department of Homeland Security says would be needed to build said wall, we wanna make sure ladders are ready to send over to our undocumented friends and help them. If this seems ludicrous, we welcome you to the coalition of reasonable adults.”
There’s also a Go Fund Me attempting to raise money for a giant escalator to be built over the wall.
“The wall is never going to be built, but just in case it is we will build a series of giant escalators that are spaced out a half mile along the wall on either side,” the creator of the page wrote. “If that doesn’t happen we’ll just give the money to people who care about the well being of human beings, no matter where they’re from.”
Motivation to build the wall is rooted in safety, security and sovereignty. The Right desires to keep order in the country. The Left, meanwhile, seems intent to encourage and enable people to break our laws.
This is a divide that seems to only be growing. Where it goes from here will be interesting to see.