The Arizona Daily Star reported an excellent example of people living in the border town of El Paso, Texas, who describe their existence as safe and without the need of a wall to validate a political promise by President Donald Trump, creating fear in many who are not afraid.
I live in the unincorporated part of Tucson. I border on Tucson City, where I received lesser services and have been told many times by County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry that my streets are not “covered” under the county responsibility.
My neighbors and I fix our own roads. I pay $5,500 a year in county taxes and all I get is one deputy for our area. He does a good job. I live on 4 acres. I have 2 fences, one for the pool and one to section off enough property for my dogs and my family to enjoy. The rest is desert, dirt roads and other houses.
Kids and adults use part of my property to ride their horses, drive their cars, walk their dogs, enjoy nature and ride their ATVS. It’s OK as long as it does not interfere with my life. If I had a problem with others bothering or damaging my property, I would take care of it myself by building yet another barrier to manage it. I would also ask our deputy for advice.
I do not live near the Mexican border. There are those who have problems with illegals on their property. Do something about it yourself. Get your neighbors together with local authorities and decide what needs to be done and do it. Your government is not going to help you with your specific problem.
The Border Wall is a stunt by Trump. There are many things that needs to be done to protect people and property from all vandals, legal and illegal, as well as stop illegal drugs and human trafficking from being trucked in. Hopefully our Congress is working on useful solutions for this as well as the huge number of people seeking asylum. These problems will NOT be solved by a $5.7 billion wall. Please think about valid solutions, spend our money wisely and don’t just stand under a political banner.
I admire Supervisor Ally Miller as the only honest, capable and true representative of all the people in Tucson. She supports most things Trump and the wall. I wonder how many of her constituents support her position for this wall. Please contact her with your feelings. I have.