Only walled cities could be defended successfully against attacks by enemies of God’s people wanting to enter into Jerusalem during the time of Nehemiah. Enemies of the wall tried to stop the building of walls realizing it would give security and protection to the Israelites living in Judea. Living in Jerusalem prior to the rebuilding of the wall was regarded as to be so dangerous that very few people lived in the city itself. “Now the city was large and great, but the people were few there in, and the houses were not built” (Neh. 7:14).
During the time from the return of 50,000, who returned along with Zerubbabel in 536 B.C., and about 1,750 with Ezra in 458 B.C., the Jews had lived in the surrounding cities and villages. Any concentration of Jewish homes in the ruins of Jerusalem during this time would have met with the same type of resistance which Nehemiah had to contend with in 445 B.C. when he led the last group of exiles home and rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem.
After the city walls had been erected and brought to completion in less than two months (52 days), an effort was begun to move people from the country into the city. Lots were cast and every tenth person was required to move (Neh. 11:1).
Why do walls and borders matter? Borders are a physical representation of when good ideas begin (security) and when bad ideas start (illegal voting). If you don’t believe this, just ask East and West Germany or North and South Koreans. If you believe in open borders, you do not believe in the physical delineation of where good ideas start and where bad ideas start. The wall is also important because of a fairness and sovereignty issue.
We are not Mexico. We have a unique culture, and the globalists pushing the one world government concept have the goal of destroying our sense of nationality, that we are no longer Americans but citizens of the world. To push the open borders issue by globalists and push the idea that we should have some kind of transferable citizenship, cheapens the idea of the American identity and culture.
To the people who have waited in line legally and the millions of immigrants who have flown or sailed halfway across the world to come into this country legally, we need to build the wall!
What is the difference between a looking glass and a fool? The looking glass reflects without speaking, and the foolish speaks without reflecting on facts. The bottom line is that those on the left speak without reflecting on facts and have an aversion to facts, especially when it doesn’t fit their narrative. We need to deal with facts in regard to building a southern border wall.
An illegal alien in the state of Arizona is twice as likely to commit a crime versus a natural-born citizen, Fact! Ninety % (90%) of all heroin and fentanyl comes across the southern border without a wall, Fact! Over 10,000 kids are illegally sex trafficked across the southern border every single year, Fact! We have 56,000 illegal immigrants in our Federal prison system, Fact! One hundred thirty-five billion dollars ($135 billion) a year is the financial burden on the U.S. taxpayer that illegal immigrants drain from our system, Fact! When you put these facts all together, it is a very compelling argument that we have some serious problems with our southern border.
We need to build a wall high and wide with a big door so everyone can come in legally.