Sunday morning, near Van Horn, Texas, a border patrol agent reported that he and his partner were injured and needed help. While the agent who requested help is currently hospitalized, his partner, Rogelio Martinez, died. While some people are calling this an “attack,” very few details have been released by the FBI. President Trump, in response to the news, tweeted:
Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt. We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
In light of the news about the two border patrol agents and the president’s tweet, it does make one ask the question: Should we build the border wall?
Those who feel we need the wall believe it is critical to our nation’s safety. They feel that we are basically at war with crime organizations and drug cartels and we have to protect ourselves. They think this tragic incident with the border patrol agents is just another example of why we need it. They argue that we need to stop talking about cost and do it, because, between illegal aliens in the country and the damage drugs are doing to our society, we can’t afford not to build it.
People who feel we don’t need the wall think the president is politicizing the death of this agent. They feel that he is trying to use this death to force Congress to give him the funding for the wall. They think that he is also trying to fire up his base so they will also put pressure on Congress. They feel, if the president was so upset about the death of the agent, then why couldn’t he even mention his name? Finally, they point out that the wall would do nothing to help on the southern border, because there are tunnels all along the border to go under the wall, and they could always just use a ladder to get over it.
Fox News covering President Trump and the border patrol officer’s death:
Should we build the U.S./Mexico border wall? Is the death of this border patrol agent proof we need the wall? Or is the president politicizing a tragedy?
Yes, we should build the border wall
People who feel we should build the wall say that we have to, so Americans can be safe. They feel that it is a critical part of strengthening our border against drug cartels and organized crime. They say that we can no long afford not to do it.
No, what’s “too expensive” is to continue paying billions every year to take care of people who sneak into our country illegally. We can’t afford NOT to build the wall! Illegals are bleeding our system dry and we’re sick of it! 🇺🇸https://t.co/pVImLCegOI
— Gina (@OwnYourWallet) November 20, 2017
Americans are under attack. FACT. #BuildTheWall
— 🐸Peeking thru the Weeds🐸 (@hotjetset) November 20, 2017
Time not only for a wall, but also a military presence on the border. We are basically at war with the cartels who are destroying our country! The border a good place for Nat Guard annual training! https://t.co/EP2E9I23zv
— Sid is the NRA (@Sid89381480) November 20, 2017
We need the wall more than ever! #BuildTheWall
— Ian Vejariel (@Vejariel) November 20, 2017
No, we should not build the border wall
Those who feel we should not build the wall say the president is using the death of Rogelio Martinez for his own political reasons. They feel that he is using this man’s death to get what he wants from Congress, and that is wrong.
Got to advertise in a time a man just lost his life, and a family destroyed before Thanksgiving.
— france pedersen 🦋 (@francepedersen) November 20, 2017
It's a shame Trump couldn't even mention the Border Patrol Officer's name. Instead he used the time to tout his failed promise as if the officer's family are worried about a wall
— Mad World (@MadddWWWorld) November 20, 2017
Interesting he hasn’t acknowledged many deaths but chose this one.
— vjphoto (@vjonesphoto) November 20, 2017
And just how would a Wall have stopped this? Remember the Berlin Wall? They had an army and land mines etc. and they couldn’t stop people getting out & neither would trump’s Wall.
— momsmoonlighting (@mommoonlighting) November 20, 2017
Do you think we should build the border wall?