Op-Ed: A Card Game and the Border Wall

With the issue of border security and border wall funding flooding just about every media outlet, the topic of the wall, and just how and where it will be built has been popular fodder for many.

And while the government could use eminent domain to just take land from private owners who are otherwise unwilling – should funding become available – to build the wall; the company that’s behind a popular, risque card game has taken matters into their own hands.

Cards Against Humanity has recently asked patrons to donate a mere $15 each. As many as 150,000 donations have been received, thus far, and a portion of the money has already been used for purchasing land along the southern border.

Aside from this, CAH has also retained the legal services of Graves, Hearon, Dougherty, and Moody, a team that specializes in eminent domain cases, which has released a statement.

In a humorous (maybe not) statement on their website, the card game said, “Since the Trump Administration is committed to using 12th century technology to protect our country from Mexican invaders, we have responded in kind by building a 30-foot trebuchet, a medieval catapult designed to destroy walls.”

While they admit that the government is more powerful than a comedy card game, they assure their followers that they intend to do everything possible to protest the wall and slow down the process of eminent domain.

And though they have also stated that they are not actually threatening to use their trebuchet to destroy government property with their glorious medieval machine, they are only saying that it would be possible if they actually wanted to do such a thing.

With all joking aside, the President has shut down parts of the government over lack of wall funding, a shut down that could continue for months or even years, by his own words.

Meanwhile, over 800,000 federal workers are going without pay. Included in these are TSA staff.

And as was recently brought to light in a Fox News interview with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, most suspected terrorists are not apprehended at the southern border, but rather at airports. And now those points of entry are at risk with shortened staffing as workers have been calling out to work, so they can try to earn much needed money elsewhere.

In the meantime, Cards Against Humanity listed several organizations that can be contacted if you want to do your legal part to help:
The ACLU, the ICIRR. Texas Civil Rights ProjectRefugee OneMoveOn.org, and National Immigrant Justice Center