The triple amputee war hero Brian Kolfage made national headlines nearly six-months ago when he organized a Go Fund Me campaign with a $1 billion goal in order to fund the border wall, a key promise of the Trump campaign. While Kolfage’s campaign only raised $22.6 million dollars of the billion dollar goal, a small fraction of the designed amount, with donations still pouring in as I write this, this is still a fantastic showing of public support.
After the original goal of donating the money to the government were thwarted by the realization that it won’t get built that way, Kolfage created the ‘We Build The Wall’ foundation dedicated to building the border wall themselves.
In just over a weekend on privately held land, ‘We Build The Wall’ defied the odds and actually built a wall along the US/Mexican border in El Paso, Texas, an area which sees 930 migrant apprehensions every day.
Former Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, said on “Fox & Friends” Monday that the project was undertaken because there is a “ridiculously large gap” near Mount Cristo Rey, and drug and human smugglers have been taking advantage of it.Fox News
This location was chosen because of a “ridiculously large gap” where drug traffickers frequented due to the weak border presence. While private donations have been taken in the past for government projects, the most famous being the Washington Monument, this is the first time a 100% privately funded organization pulled off such a project.
While they only built 1 mile of wall, which appears to be at least 30 feet high and built out of large steel slates topped with massive steel slabs, considering the short time frame and very limited resources, this was a monumental victory for the organization.
Construction was done on land which the Army Corps. of Engineers designated as “too rugged.”
The organization is currently planning a second project in another areas that is deemed to be under guarded and under protected. As the wall was constructed on private land, there is little others can do to stand in their way.
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