Because Congress won’t take the advice of Peggy Noonan.
The Chicago Tribune on April 13,2017 published the above quote made by the Texas Representative Henry Cuellar, D-Texas.
Why is Congress to Blame for the Need to Build a Wall?
Because the 1986 amnesty law passed by Congress was based on employers obeying the provision not to hire illegal immigrants was never enforced….by Congress.
Does that mean that Congress is to blame why it was not enforced? You betcha!
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water. (Proverb 17:14)
The small rift in the bank of a reservoir of water, if not immediately secured, is soon enlarged and gets beyond control, occasioning widespread ruin and destruction; so from small and insignificant causes, which might at first have been easily checked, arise feuds and quarrels which extend in a wide circle, and cannot be appeased. (Gils Bible Commentary Excerpt)
Whoever has no rule over his own spirit
Is like a city broken down, without walls. (Proverb 25:28)
What is My Point
By ignoring the problem of illegal immigration for over 30 years, Congress has enlarged the problem to get beyond control.
When you pass a law and do not rule within the spirit of the law, the law is same as a broken down wall.
Thirty Years is long enough for Congress to enforce the law, so we need to build a 14th Century Wall even though it is the 21st Century.
In My Opinion
Congress should listen to the following advice of Peggy Noonan.
“If you join government, calmly make your contribution and move on.
Don’t go along to get along; do your best and when you have to – and you will – leave, and be something else.”
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Peggy Noonan Quotes HERE