I don't think people fail to realize that. Murders happen across the country daily. Anything that can be done to prevent that is understandable.
Then you should understand that since murders happen daily somewhere in this country, we don't need "specific outsiders who are hell bent on causing carnage inside our borders" to cross into this country. We should make it as difficult as possible for them to do so. I AM NOT referring to people who want to come to this country and assimilate.
You're senselessly comparing a border wall that costs billions to homes and neighborhoods. The implications are completely different. If I'm putting up a wall around my home for security it is because I'm worried that anyone who comes across that wall is here to do harm.
Then the implications are the same and you've proven my point. The primary purpose of a wall around one's home, neighborhood or borders is to be separate and to keep out the uninvited.
If you're implying that any Mexican that comes across the wall is here to cause harm then that is insanely ignorant on your part not to mention offensive and incredibly false. I don't want to put words in your mouth so you can explain what exactly you're implying here or what is being protected.
I'm not worried about "Mexicans". I'm worried about the "Islamic terrorists" who are dead set on entering this country to cause carnage, specifically those who try to infiltrate our borders via Mexico.
This wall isn't to protect the American people from harm. I'm more likely to be killed and harmed by an American citizen than any foreign born Muslim or Mexican. That is a fact backed up by statistical data. We are literally spending billions to avoid something with a .00000001% likelihood.
C'mon man. Just stop. Whenever mass carnage occurs within our borders, people ask how could it have been prevented? A breakdown in communication, unsubstantiated intel or weak links in our border security are often front and center. Far too many people want to keep coming up with the "perfect solution" when there isn't any. There are only practical solutions, and when those practical solutions are offered, the people with little to no security experience and are so politically correct in their thinking, oppose the solutions in lieu of what they consider to be a "better solution" of which they rarely, if ever, offer. In their minds, there has got to be something better, but in the meantime, we sit and continue to be vulnerable.
Why do you feel so unsafe? ...What are YOU being protected from that justifies a wall?
First, I'm going to disregard your Mexico comments because I've made it perfectly clear that I'm not concerned with "Mexicans". Now to answer the question, there are more people than you care to recognize that are, as stated above, dead set on causing carnage within our borders. These aren't gang bangers and drug facilitators doing things to competitors. These are people who couldn't care less about ones color, income, political preference, etc.
First and foremost, the most recent data has illegal immigrants paying over $10 billion in state and federal taxes. So let's not imply that they are living here free of charge and not contributing.
Not once have I stated that illegal immigrants don't pay taxes, are living free of charge and not contributing, and you know it. I posed a specific question in response to YOUR statement about not having a desire for the wall to be a taxpayer funded project. Us taxpayers are funding the medical expenses of a good deal of illegal immigrants.
In fact, illegal immigrants contributions far outweigh their impacts on society. Many resist healthcare treatment out of fear of deportation. You should really do some research from the other side. You might fight yourself surprised.
Why are you fixated on "Mexicans". The wall is an attempt to keep people from infiltrating our borders illegally. Our primary concern is terrorist-related. I can't get any clearer than that! For Mexicans, or anyone else wanting to get into this country "legally", I say go for it and welcome to America! Where in that statement am I, or any other person with the same concerns as me, being unreasonable or anti-immigrant?
That said, everyone should go through the proper channels to be here.
Our country is great because of the diversity. We should be working to expand that. Not limit it.
Hard work, an entrepreneural mindset, sacrifice, strong leadership, strong military and a belief that GOD reigns supreme is what has made this country great. Getting away from those things have been reasons for our decline.