Arizona Seeks Online Donations to Build Border Fence, Should Texas Do The Same
I am loving how the State of Arizona keeps going after the feds. This morning on the show we discussed a story from the AP that reports that Arizona will be seeking donations online and using prison labor to build a border fence. From the AP:
They've got a plan that could get a project started using online donations and prison labor. If they get enough money, all they would have to do is get cooperation from landowners and construction could begin as soon as this year.
Gov. Jan Brewer recently signed a bill that sets the state on a course that begins with launching a website to raise money for the work, said state Sen. Steve Smith, the bill's sponsor.
"We're going to build this site as fast as we can, and promote it, and market the heck out of it," said Smith, a first-term Republican senator from Maricopa.
Part of the marketing pitch for donations could include providing certificates declaring that individual contributors "helped build the Arizona wall," Smith said. "I think it's going to be a really, really neat thing."
Construction would start "after we've raised a significant amount of money first" but possibly as soon as later this year, Smith said.
What a fantastic idea! The feds aren't helping Arizona, so why not do yourself and let the citizens help out as well? I'm sure a lot of people from all over the United States would donate to Arizona's website.
This got me thinking, what about Texas? Why shouldn't Texas set up a website like Arizona is doing? Would you donate to build a fence/wall on the Texas-Mexico border? Let me know what you think below.