We live in a great Union, don’t we?
The “UNITED” States of America!
We’re stronger together, a band of 50 states coming together as one country.
Where we go one, we go all.
And three states have just made that very clear!
You might have seen another story we covered today where the great people of Texas have a plan to help Trump fund $2.5 billion of the Wall across the Texas/Mexico border.
That’s amazing, but it makes sense for a border state to want that security.
What’s even more amazing is to see other non-border states stepping up to the plate now.
That’s right, a new report from CNN has Montana and West Virginia both looking to allocate $8 million and $10 million, respectively, to go towards the border wall!
While the states admit these are small amounts of the total needed, I love seeing the states come together for the good and safety of all Americans!
You see, Montana and West Virginia get it.
They understand that border security isn’t just for Texas and Arizona and Florida…..it’s for the entire United States!
So I applaud what these states are doing, in whatever amounts they can contribute!
Wouldn’t it be amazing if elected members of CONgress like, oh I don’t know, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, would do the same thing?
Here are more details on the story, from CNN:
A Republican Montana state senator and Republican delegates from West Virginia plan to introduce measures to allocate state funds to help build President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the southern US border.
Republican Montana state Sen. Scott Sales confirmed to CNN on Tuesday that he will propose a bill that would allocate $8 million in state funds to help build Trump's border wall.
The proposals come as the President and lawmakers remain locked in a standoff over Trump's demand that Congress allocate $5.7 billion to build a wall at the US-Mexico border. On Saturday, the partial government shutdown broke the record to become the longest government shutdown in US history -- with no end in sight.
"Border security should be something that's on the forefront of all legislatures whether they're state or federal," Sales told CNN in an interview. "Even a state like Montana, with a small population and being a long ways from the southern border, we'd be remiss to think there aren't impacts to the state by illegal immigration."
Sales said the $8 million is a "very small contribution in the effort to provide border security" and that his proposal is "in a way a symbolic measure to highlight this issue that I think should be of concern to every single citizen."
Three Republican West Virginia delegates announced on Tuesday that they plan to introduce a bill that would divert $10 million from their state's surplus to help build Trump's wall.
"West Virginians support our President and the wall," said Delegate Carl Martin, according to a news release from the West Virginia Legislature.
He added, "It's time for the states to stand up and do what they can to support our President in his fight to protect innocent Americans."
Delegate Caleb Hanna, who is cosponsoring the bill with Martin and Delegate Patrick Martin, appeared on Fox News' "Fox and Friends" on Tuesday morning and said he believes "the wall is a crucial part in addressing West Virginia's drug problem." He said he wants to "take 10 million of West Virginia's $200 million surplus and give it directly to the southern border to help build the wall."
The South Dakota Legislature passed a resolution supporting the President's proposed border wall. Unlike the proposals emerging from other states, this resolution does not make any state allocations toward the wall.