Donald Trump has said that as President he would build a wall along the border between Mexico and the United States to stop the flow of illegal immigration. “It’s gonna be a great wall,” Trump said. “This will be a wall with a big, very beautiful door because we want the legals to come back into the country.”
Most people don’t like to hear about building walls. They think of the Berlin wall or the many security walls in Israel. I saw a meme on Facebook comparing a wall to stop the flow of immigration to Nazism and Communism. The difference, of course, is that totalitarian regimes build walls to keep their people in.
Whoever controls the language controls the debate. If you can control the language, you can control ideas. By controlling ideas, you can control the way people think and act. It’s time conservatives think about the type of language we use to make our points.
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