By: RedState – countable.us – December 20, 2018
The last few days have brought twisting news concerning Friday’s federal budget deadline and President Trump’s softline stance on a $5 billion dollar wall appropriation (here, here, and here).
But meanwhile, the citizenry is pitching in to get the wall built their own way: a four-day-old GoFundMe campaign created by a triple-amputee Iraq veteran is at $5.6 million and counting.
Creator Brian Kolfage’s goal is 1 billion wall-funding dollars.
91,713 have contributed. A quick look at recent individual donations shows most people giving between $10 and $100.
The initiative — which is set to be featured on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News program Thursday night and FNC’s Morning with Maria Friday — describes its mission thusly:
Like a majority of those American citizens who voted to elect President Donald J Trump, we voted for him to Make America Great Again. President Trump’s main campaign promise was to BUILD THE WALL. And as he’s followed through on just about every promise so far, this wall project needs to be completed still.
As a veteran who has given so much, 3 limbs, I feel deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today. Too many Americans have been murdered by illegal aliens and too many illegals are taking advantage of the United States taxpayers with no means of ever contributing to our society.
I have grandparents who immigrated to America legally, they did it the correct way and it’s time we uphold our laws, and get this wall BUILT!It’s up to Americans to help out and pitch in to get this project rolling.
“If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall.” That equates to roughly 5Billion Dollars, even if we get half, that’s half the wall. We can do this.
Democrats are going to stall this project by every means possible and play political games to ensure President Trump doesn’t get his victor. They’d rather see President Trump fail, than see America succeed. However, if we can fund a large portion of this wall, it will jumpstart things and will be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians.
This won’t be easy, but it’s our duty as citizens. This needs to be shared every single day by each of you on social media. We can do it, and we can help President Trump make America safe again!
Brian — who, according to the page, is retired from the Air Force — also promises the following:
• 100% of your donations will go to the Trump Wall.
• We are working with a law firm on a legal document that will bind the government to using the funds for the border wall itself, nothing else.
• We will hold all funds and not release a single penny until we have all legal aspects covered to ensure our money goes only to the wall.
• If we don’t reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny. We are working on a time frame to achieve.
Of course, I can’t speak for the veracity of the campaign’s claims; if you’d like to check it out for yourself, go here.
While Congress debates and politicians posture, Brian Kolfage’s GoFundMe effort is a good reminder of what the American people want — and what private entities are so much better than governmental institutions at doing: actually getting things done.
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