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Have Compassion For Others When Considering Building A Border Wall

I’ve heard a ton of reasons for and against the border wall, but I don’t think I’ve seen the following.   I believe that the top priority is for Americans to have compassion for others when it comes to deciding about the border wall.   But f irst, we have to define compassion. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary states that compassion is: “A  sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it.” As thoughtful Americans, how can we show compassion when it comes to something as controversial as a border wall? Before we can show compassion, we need to get our facts straight.   Without strong borders, we don’t have a strong country.   In reality, without borders, we don’t even have a country.   Consider your home.   Do you have a front door?   Do you close it against intruders?   If you live in a detached house, you probably have a fence/wall around your home to keep out cats and dogs and miscellaneous animals and little children.