Let's Talk About the Fundraiser for the Private Border Wall - The Arthur Martin

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Let's Talk About the Fundraiser for the Private Border Wall


GoFundMe to build Trump’s border wall raises more than $2M in two days:

With political parties at an impasse over the billions of dollars necessary to fund President Trump’s proposed border wall, a Florida veteran decided to launch a GoFundMe campaign – in just two days donations surpassed the $1.9 million mark, as of Wednesday evening.

Brian Kolfage, 37, created the fundraiser titled “We The People Will Fund The Wall,” which has a $1 billion goal.

Kolfage is a senior airman who lost three limbs while while fighting in Iraq in 2004, according to his website. He now works as a motivational speaker and shared his verified Facebook page in the campaign’s description to verify his identity.

“As a veteran who has given so much, 3 limbs, I feel deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today,” Kolfage wrote. “It’s up to Americans to help out and pitch in to get this project rolling.”

Kolfage claims he says he has been contacted by the Trump Administration, and has “very high level contacts already helping.”

So, I have two issues with this wall:

1. Why are people spending their private dollars on a Wall that should ALREADY be funded with our tax dollars? 

What's the point of paying taxes if we elected a President for the sole purpose of building a wall and we can't even get our basic electoral wishes granted? Shut down the government until it's funded. If we can give Mexico 5 BILLION for their security, we can find 5 Billion for our own security.

The United States appeared to take a big step to mending fences with Mexico on Tuesday by announcing a $10.6 billion strategy for Central America and southern Mexico to curb illegal immigration, organized crime and drug trafficking.

2. Where is this fundraiser coming from? 

Broward County the same place that had officers STAND DOWN during an active shooting

When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff’s deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.

With direction from the Broward deputies who were outside, Coral Springs police soon entered the building where the shooter was. New Broward County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, and two of those deputies and an officer from Sunrise, Florida, joined the Coral Springs police as they went into the building.


Broward County the same place that is not legally required to protect students

PARKLAND, Florida -- A federal judge has ruled that Broward schools and the sheriff's office were not responsible for protecting students during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.

That liability, the judge reasoned, only works with incarcerated prisoners or others who are involuntarily committed, not schoolchildren "with the ability to take care of themselves," according to a motion filed last week by U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom.

The Sun Sentinel on Tuesday reported that Bloom dismissed a suit filed by 15 unnamed students who say they suffered psychological trauma from the school shooting that killed 17 and injured another 17 in February. The lawsuit claimed the school district and the Broward Sheriff's Office, along with former school resource officer Scot Peterson and school campus monitor Andrew Medina and former BSO Captain Jan Jordan failed through action or inaction to protect the students while at school.

This shut down the arguments against armed teachers really quick, didn't it?



Broward County the same place that has blatant voter fraud

Three statewide races in Florida are headed to a recount and all depend on results from a county whose supervisor of elections has a history of losing ballots and breaking laws by allowing illegal immigrants and felons to vote, as well as illegally destroying ballots.
Broward County supervisor of elections Brenda Snipes’ office has admitted “they don’t know” how many ballots there are still to count.

This should alarm anyone hoping for fair and accurate election returns, as Snipes’ history in Broward is checkered with numerous examples of facilitating illegal voting practices.

In 2017, Dr. Snipes admitted in court that her office had allowed non-citizens and felons to vote and was particularly vulnerable ahead of major elections.

In 2012, a Broward elections official complained about Snipes tendency to “find” additional ballots in close elections. Ilene Lieberman, a Broward County Commissioner and Canvassing board member, told the Miami CBS affiliate in 2012, “When the canvassing board recessed on Saturday we were basically told there were between 150 and 165 ballots remained to be counted, that they had to double check, that they hadn’t been counted before. And when we came back on Monday the report showed 963 new ballots.”

Snipes also presided over a “phantom voting district” of 2000 voters who were using illegal addresses, many of them at a UPS Store, claimed as their places of residence.

Brian Kolfage is friends with Gabby Giffords the anti-gun Representative.


Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage's schedule as a University of Arizona architecture student got a little more interesting this week when he was invited to be a guest of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for President Obama's State of the Union on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. [...]

Kolfage believes Giffords' decision to resign is the best thing for her healing.

"I know she's a really strong person. When she puts her mind to it, she'll do it. By stepping down, it's allowing her to accomplish her goals and not let anything get in her way."

Kolfage was thrilled when he was asked to be her guest in Washington on Tuesday.

"It's an honor — a once-in-a-lifetime thing. I'm really excited about it," he said.



What are the odds this Border Wall the right has wanted for so long is in Broward County?

Now, I know, I know...the fundraiser does seem on the up and up, however, something smells off about it. However, the Go Fund Me page claims that if the wall isn't built the money will be refunded:

• How do you know this is not a scam? I'm using my real name, my real information, you can contact me and hold me accountable. People who try to scam you will not be upfront with their information, they will hide and not use their name. I have a public figure Facebook page with a blue check mark issued by facebook that verifies my identity. I'm a retired United States Air Force member who was wounded in Iraq, and lost 3 limbs. I have a website BrianKolfage.com where you can verify more about me. I will respond. I've been on Fox News many times, you can see I'm credible and a real person. The Gary Sinise Foundation also built me and my family a home. Do your research before donating, and contact me if you have any questions.

• How will we get the funds to the right place? We have contacted the Trump Administration to secure a point of contact where all funds will go upon completion. When get this information secured we will update. We have many very high level contacts already helping.

• Republican Representative Steven Palazzo of Mississippi is introducing legislation to direct the Treasury Department to issue government savings bonds which would allow us to fund the wall this method. This is just one option, there are others on the table being discussed.

• 100% of your donations will go to the Trump Wall.

• 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.

• We will hold all funds and not release a single penny until we have all legal aspects covered to ensure our money goes only to the wall.

• If we don’t reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny. We are working on a time frame to achieve.

The point is, this article shouldn't even be written if Congress actually cared about the safety and security of our children. And a brave soldier who sacrificed three limbs is fighting harder for a wall than the politicians who swore to protect us. It's sad, we should already have a glorious and wonderful wall!


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