immigration populism

GoFundMe to Build the Wall Has Raised Over $4.6 million in Three Days

75,000+ Americans putting their money where their mouths are:

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You can donate here.

Now, I have no idea how this money will actually be delivered to the appropriate government agencies to build the wall. I have no idea if this is even a legal way to fund the wall, and I’m sure the Dem-stocked federal bureaucracy will find some way to invalidate this effort.

Brian Kolfage, the disabled vet who started the GoFundMe, wrote this on the page:

“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.”

Pretty vague, but the important thing is that this shows how serious the American people are about getting this wall built.

Since I started typing this post about 10 minutes ago, the page received over $70,000 in new donations. So clearly this thing is taking off.

To put things in perspective, this is already one of the most successful GoFundMe campaigns ever. Here are the current most successful campaigns:

“Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund — US$21.51 million

The fund connects people who have experienced sexual harassment or assault in the workplace with public relations and legal teams. The campaign is still accepting donations and says the money will ultimately be administered by the National Women’s Law Center.

Las Vegas Victims’ Fund — US$11.87 million

The fund was set up for the victims of the Oct. 1, 2017 shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas where 58 people were killed. The beneficiary — the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund — began distributing donations in early March.

Support Victims of Pulse Shooting — US$7.85 million

The campaign set up to support the victims of the June 2016 shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla., where 49 people were killed. The money was disbursed in September 2016.

Funds for Humboldt Broncos — C$9.2 million (about US$7.3 million)

The online fundraiser for the victims of the April 6 bus crash in Saskatchewan is the largest ever to come out of Canada on the GoFundMe platform. The campaign was launched on April 6 and is still accepting donations.

Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund — US$6.82 million

The fund was set up to support the victims of a Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which left 17 people dead. The campaign is still accepting donations.”

The “Build The Wall” effort will likely end up as one of the most successful GoFundMe campaigns ever, and that shouldn’t be a surprise because the people want the Wall.

I know it’ll never change Congress’ mind. The Democrats don’t want the wall because they rely on illegals for future votes, and the Republicans don’t want the wall because their donors forbid it.

But hopefully President Trump gets the message and forces the wall to be built by any means necessary.

Also, who else thinks the entire federal government should be funded this way? Let the people decide what they actually want to fund.

Calculate your personal income tax number and then distribute that amount to those government agencies and efforts you actually support.

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