All too often, figures in politics are given easy outs by complicit media pundits who seek to bolster their own ideologies through friendly questioning and a blurring of facts. Serving the American people a warm dish of steaming half-truths and unasked questions has become the journalistic equivalent of a Michelin star, yet we need not be satisfied with such paltry fare.
The media has a responsibility to find the truth…
Where once we thought to trust the media with asking the difficult questions, it now seems as though they will not even seek the most basic of answers. In every home across the land, there are folks screaming at their TVs, demanding answers that will never come. Why? Because the right questions have never been asked.
Questions on the Wall
The border wall between the U.S. and Mexico is the biggest topic of conversation around Capitol Hill, reactions and commentary fill hundreds of hours of air time, but here, in the interest of professional courtesy, are some questions that the American public might like answered but have never been asked.
To Nancy Pelosi:
If walls are immoral, why, in your more than 30 years in office, 16 of which leading the Democrats in the House, did you never call for the existing border wall to be taken down? Surely, as a ranking member, it has been your responsibility to guide the nation in some small way. So why did you never take this moral stand?
To Chuck Schumer:
In 2006, you called for 700 miles of fence to stop migrants crossing the U.S. border illegally. When asked why you oppose building a wall now by CBS2’s Marcia Kramer, you replied that fences work and walls don’t. So the question we all want to be answered, is if President Trump calls it a fence, will you stand by your previous statements and pony up the dough? If fences work, and you want to control illegal immigration as you have stated on numerous occasions, surely this won’t be a problem, right?
President Trump’s time in office has been fraught with court challenges to almost every piece of legislation he has put forward with regards to immigration. The public is often lectured to on the topic of what a great benefit large-scale immigration has been and continues to be to the United States. Perhaps it’s time to ask a few simple questions to those who support open borders and sanctuary cities.
- If immigration is a strength and a boon to the economy, surely, we should be taking in many more people. How many people is enough? Another ten million? How about 20 million, or 50 million? Wouldn’t this be a massive benefit to the diversity of society and the well-being of the nation’s finances?
- Sanctuary Cities are lauded as moral bastions where communities don’t fear contacting the police and families are kept together. What value do felons, who have no legal right to be in the country anyway, bring to the community? If they are behind bars, it is not an economic benefit, nor is it family stability. When they are released, the data shows that they go on to commit more crimes. Who benefits? It is not the communities they live in, which are disproportionately the areas in which they commit their crimes.
- It is well documented that human traffickers bring children over the southern border to be sold into sex work and slavery. This is a fact, not conjecture. In 2015, there were 250 federal and 415 state investigations into human trafficking, many of these involved children. These are just the cases that authorities were aware of and had evidence to pursue. If a wall were built that ensured everyone entering the country had to do so through a port of entry and with the correct entry visas, would this not stop children from being sold as prostitutes for pedophiles? How many abused children is the open border worth to you?
The sad truth is that even such basic questions as these will likely never be asked. And we have to ask ourselves why this is. The media has a responsibility to find the truth because the media has access to the politicians.
We have all witnessed politicians like Nancy Pelosi duck meetings with Angel Families because they would ask embarrassing questions, and if the journalists refuse to ask, who does that leave? The questions never get asked because the lawmakers don’t have answers that they can reasonably defend. They are scared of being taken to task for their real position.
They won’t answer, and they can’t answer, and the fact is, they don’t care. The inviolable gods of law and power have been elected, and now it’s too late to get the truth.