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Texarkana Resolution: What the most important thing that could happen in 2019 for the Twin Cities?

Texarkana Resolution: What the most important thing that could happen in 2019 for the Twin Cities?

January 4th, 2019 in Opinion Editorial

It's 2019 in the Twin Cities and around the world. Lots of folks make resolutions for self-improvement in the new year. They resolve to lose weight, manage their finances better, become better spouses or significant others, do more to help others. There are a lot of different resolutions.

Let's do things a bit differently, though. We want to know what your resolution for Texarkana would be. What do you think is the most important thing that could happen in 2019 for the Twin Cities?

Send your response (50 words maximum) to opinion@texarkanagazette.com by Wednesday, Jan. 9. You can also mail your response to the Texarkana Gazette Friday Poll, at P.O. Box 621, Texarkana, TX 75504 or drop it off at our office, 101 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Ark. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number. We will print as many responses as we can in next Friday's paper.


Last Week: Fund the Wall?

Last week's question was about the Go Fund Me account asking for donations to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexican border. Have you or will you donate to build the wall. Or are you not going to donate?

No! Why not impose hefty FINES on those companies and employers who HIRE illegal immigrants and then use those proceeds to build a wall? After all, the ones who benefit MOST are the employers who choose to hire illegals. Start with the Trump properties that employ them. Such enforcement might serve as a deterrent to illegal immigration.—B.R., Ashdown, Ark.

If President Trump want to build a wall, let him use his money. I have not donate to build the wall and not going to donate.—E.C., Texarkana, Ark.

NO! Mexico was to pay for "wall." Trump needs to forget "wall" and create jobs for working class voters who elected him!—D.S.B., Texarkana, Ark.

Pelosi, Democrats chosen spokesperson asserts "walls are immoral." They are hypocrites, remaining in their walled estates, with locked doors. While stating $5 billion for a wall is excessive, they support the addition of illegal invaders to the welfare rolls.The cost already far exceeds $5 billion. The wall, I support.—D.H.M., Texarkana, Ark.

Yes, we will donate to the wall. 70,000 killed from drugs and accidents including police, from illegal immigrants. Why aren't the parents of illegal children being arrested for child neglect and abuse? We spend more on food stamps in one month than what is needed for the wall to keep Americans safe. Fund the wall!—J.L.T., Texarkana, Texas


From www.facebook.com/texarkanagazette

  •  That would be a hell nah.
  •  I want the wall built and hope they find a way to get it done.
  •  I would love to donate, build the wall!!
  •  Yep done deal build the Walllllllll
  •  Yes, I'll help build it. Now POLL this. Who will help build the wall?
  •  BUILD THE WALL! If we can go to foreign countries and protect their borders, why for the love of God, is it bad to PROTECT OUR OWN BORDERS? Do people not realize what open borders means? Diseases the likes Americans have not seen in 50 years, human trafficking, drugs, terrorists! Now if you are still against a wall maybe we will send about 30 to your home! Let them be around your family with all that disease and all. BUILD THE WALL! Every TRUE AMERICAN WOULD DONATE if at all possible!
  •  Build the wall or some type of barrier to secure our border. Congressman in TX introduced a bill this month to stop us from using money raised to build a wall. She cares for immigrants over Americans. What a shame.
  •  Most definitely build the wall.
  •  How else are we going to keep out the scary brown people? If you seriously think a wall is going to do anything besides assuage your racism, I've got a bridge I'd like to sell you.
  •  I thought Mexico had to pay for it.
  •  Nope.
  •  Absolutely not. Why don't Trump pay for it himself if he wants it so bad??Also a wall only gonna slow em down a bit. They will still find a way.
  •  Make his supporters build it by hand.Out of nothing but mud and straw.
  •  Ever heard of the Cato Institute? Very very conservative. The Cato Institute is an American libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. It was founded as the Charles Koch Foundation in 1974 by Ed Crane, Murray Rothbard, and Charles Koch, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the conglomerate Koch Industries. The Cato Institute thinks the wall is a terrible, very bad, foolish idea.
  • Funny, prisons use walls Congress voted to fund a barrier previously, they just don't want a win for Trump, people are dying, build it!
  •  I'm waiting for Mexico to pay for it.
  •  I wonder why no one asked Chuck, Nancy or Obama why they have walls around their homes but yet "AMERICA" isn't suppose to have walls? Can you say "HYPOCRITS!"
  •  I thought we were promised that Mexico was paying for this wall.
  •  Secure the border then fix the way legal immigrants are legally allowed in the country
  •  I'm a senior barely making it so someone else gotta pay that $80 from the money Congress borrowed from the Social Security I paid in that I probably won't live long enough to draw since I can't afford health care and property taxes!
  •  If people want to donate money to build the wall , it's their money. We definitely need the wall to keep out all these illegals that want to take advantage of our country! GO BACK HOME!
  •  Trump said Mexico was going to pay for it..what happen to that campaign promise just a promise to get elected.
  •  That wall will do no good what so ever. The only way to really put a stop to the tide of illegals coming here is to SERIOUSLY fine any person or company employing these people. Stop handing the a food stamp card, Medicaid card and housing assistance the minute they step foot on our soil. And stop the law that makes a child born in this country a citizen that the rest of the country has to take care of.
  •  That $16 mil probably should go to the veterans who many always say should come first
  •  Build the wall or mount Gatling gun sentries every 100 yards. I don't care either way. Illegals are leeching off of American workers, benefits, retirement funds, and healthcare. If you want them here and don't have them living with you or are not paying personally to house and feed them and be personally responsible for their actions then STFU.
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