Air Force veteran and triple-amputee starts GoFundMe page to pay for border wall

Air Force veteran and triple-amputee starts GoFundMe page to pay for border wall
Image: Brian Kolfage

When Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced on Tuesday that President Trump was backing down from his demand for $5 billion to fund his proposed border wall, she was quick to add, “We have other ways that we can get to that $5 billion”:

There are certainly a number of different funding sources that we can identify and use that we can couple with the money that would be given through Congressional appropriations that would help us get to that $5 billion that the president needs to protect our borders.

No sooner had she made the optimistic statement than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) proposed legislation that would enable the federal government to confiscate the ill-gotten gains of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, which is estimated at $14 billion.

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But another solution was already in the works. It was the brainchild of Air Force veteran and triple-amputee Brian Kolfage, who was mentioned in these pages before when Facebook deleted his page after accepting $300,000 from him in ad revenue.

On Sunday, Kolfage launched a GoFundMe page titled “We The People Will Fund The Wall.” In the four days since the launch, the page has collected (as of this writing) $3,813,733 toward its $1 billion goal.

Writes Kolfage:

Like a majority of those American citizens who voted to elect President Donald J Trump, we voted for him to Make America Great Again. President Trump’s main campaign promise was to BUILD THE WALL. And as he’s followed through on just about every promise so far, this wall project needs to be completed still.

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. Too many Americans have been murdered by illegal aliens and too many illegals are taking advantage of  the United States taxpayers with no means of ever contributing to our society.

I have grandparents who immigrated to America legally, they did it the correct way and it’s time we uphold our laws, and get this wall BUILT! It’s up to Americans to help out and pitch in to get this project rolling.

“If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall.” That equates to roughly 5 Billion Dollars, even if we get half, that’s half the wall. We can do this. 

To borrow a fitting battle cry an unfortunate source, yes — we can.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."

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