President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are sparring over the former's Mexican border wall proposal. It's a microcosm of how split the country is over this issue. After going over a recent article about the Catholic view on the wall by Msgr. Charles Pope, Gus asks listeners if they're for the wall or against it and why?
What would Jesus do? I don’t think He would build a wall. My great grandparents came here from Nazi Germany as Catholics. My paternal grandparents had a wooden cross burnt in there front yard in New Boston, Ohio which is a very small town. They lived through WWI, the depression, the 1937 flood & WW2. My Grandmother was born in 1890 and she always said she went from horse and buggy to a man on the moon. She lived until 93. I have always admired her courage. She was an amazing lady. It is sad that people are so afraid today. Latinos are not evil people. Be not afraid says the Lord.
Gus, I know I’m late to the party on this, but have not seen or heard this perspective on your show. I live in Virginia now, but lived in Arizona for 7 years and regularly read about people in vehicles either being chanced after running the Border or dying in the desert after being abandoned by the Coyotes. I am all for better Border security, but when I hear “The Wall” all I can envision is the Great Wall of America,
Gus, I know I’m late to the party on this, but have not seen or heard this perspective on your show. I live in Virginia now, but lived in Arizona for 7 years and regularly read about people in vehicles either being chanced after running the Border or dying in the desert after being abandoned by the Coyotes. I am all for better Border security and Immigration policy, but when I hear “The Wall” all I can envision is the Great Wall of America.I hear very few talking about the vast environmental impact and negative consequences. I guess my point is that this can have far reaching impacts beyond the justyhe human effects.
Now I hear that The Wall” refers mostly to beefing up structures already existing along the Border, so it’s hard to really know what is meant under all the political rhetoric.
I guess my point is that this can have far reaching impacts beyond the justyhe human effects.
Gus, enjoy listening to your show on XMradio. Thursday, 1/10/19, you made reference to what a Bishop or ArchBishop had written 0- I’d like to be able to get a copy of his writings – as it pertained to the wall and referenced our Catholic teachings. Thank you – - I agree – we need the “wall” and more.
I wanted to thank you for “trying” to have a reasonable dialog where emotions not facts run high. I did not hear the entirety of your show ( had to work) but had to contact you regarding the following.
I am a legal immigrant and find illegal immigration offensive. There is a HUGE difference between the two types of immigration:
I was taught as a child how fortunate I was to be in this country, that I needed to work hard and not ask for a hand out. When my Grandparents came to this country you could not come without a sponsor and a job. Your sponsor was legally and financially responsible for you.
I always carried my green card with me (as I look back , no one would have known I was not an American) and respected this country. We have all become American citizens, one of the proudest days of my life.
What I see now are people demanding handouts and services for breaking the law and I dont see love of America. Its an insult to those of us that followed the law.
Legal immigration is a good thing but it is tainted by Illegal immigration. People need to use the terms correctly and not interchangeably.
We lock our homes to protect ourselves, we should protect our borders as well. Its common sense!
Should we build a wall between Canada and the USA ? Given most of our illegal migrants come from the USA and we had over 20 000 last year alone walking across. We should make you pay for our wall. Yes there needs to be a debate about migration but the current tone from white america is uncharitable and unchristian. A land in which mostexcludinh our First Nations brothers were migrants. I think most of us up north are watching with distaste and it doesn’t do much at all for growth of Christianity and love that we stand for.
As I was going to mass and adoration this morning I listened intently to the show. I respectfully disagree with your one caller from El Paso, TX who doesn’t think the wall is necessary. I was a military pilot who supported the Border Patrol during a five year period. I have flown the Us/Mexico border from south of Tucson to Del Rio, TX. If the gentleman from El Paso would travel 15 miles to the east to Fabens or Fort Hancock or 20miles to the west through Columbus NM hundreds of miles to the south of Tucson he would see numerous locations where vehicles as large as tractor-trailers have driven across the border unchecked. I have heard horror stories from BP/CBP agents of people mistreated by “Coyotes” leading them across the border. I have personally witnessed groups of people walking 40+ miles from the border to their “pick-up point” along the interstate hwy. From my perspective anyone who does not accept this as a crisis is ill-informed.
I’ve been a listener of your show for five years and as a convert with a similar story to yours and Michelle’s I have grown in my faith and enjoyed your show very much. I listen for spiritual refreshment and an opportunity to become closer to Christ, our Church and the Catholic community across our country. When I tune in I am not looking for political discussions. If I want that I will tune in to Fox for a conservative perspective or MSNBC for a liberal approach. While I understand that you were trying to engage Catholics in a dialogue about the wall today instead of feeling inspired or motivated I was distrsssd listening to the same dialogues I am barraged with everywhere I turn these days. The show you had earlier this week where people called in with stories about their experiences when they saw God in chance encounters with people was so insoiring. It made me want to go out and be Jesus to someone that day. That is what I need your show to be – a respite from all the dissection on other stations.
The wall is economic disaster. A complete waste of money. And weither you like it or not it is a political slogan, as per Roger Stone. If you don’t think that this tactic isn’t loved by the bigots in the country, you haven’t read the first reading in todays Mass. Just to make clear who I am, I’m a cradle Catholic, a Irish Catholic, Hibernian, retired union officer and 74 years old. If you want to accuse me of being anti wall because I’m a left-wing intellectual fire away, I’ve been called worse by better.