Building A Wall

A Palestinian man walks past a graffiti depicting US President Donald Trump on the controversial Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on August 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Musa AL SHAER

President Trump wants to build a wall between the US and Mexico, similar to the one between Israel and the West Bank, separating Israelis and Palestinians. One point the President might consider is that the Israeli wall is a global symbol of repression. It represents a failure of two peoples to live together as neighbors in peace. Do we actually intend to spend 18 billion of US taxpayer dollars erecting a new symbol of intolerance and repression on the US border? This would be the diametrical opposite of the Statue of Liberty which has been, until now, the symbol of the this country’s traditional attitude, welcoming those who want to migrate here. Should this wall ever be built, expect it to become a poster board for anti- America vitriol.


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Charles is a Presbyterian minister, writer, editor, activist, publisher and public theologian.

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