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An increasingly common talking point to emerge among Democrats opposed to President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall is to dismiss such a structure as terribly outdated — “medieval,” even — and ineffective at preventing illicit cross-border traffic.
One Democrat who has embraced that particular anti-wall talking point is 2020 candidate and California Sen. Kamala Harris, who emphasized the term in discussing Trump’s proposal during her recent town hall-style event on CNN.
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Asked about a potential trade of permanent protections for enrollees in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — better known as DACA — in exchange for border wall construction funding, Harris exclaimed of DACA recipients and the wall, “This administration has decided to vilify them and to trade on them for the sake of this president’s medieval vanity project called a wall.”
Harris is certainly not alone in characterizing the proposed border wall as “medieval” — something from times past that has no place in the here and now –but there is something else rather “medieval” that Harris and her leftist comrades don’t want to talk about: the re-emergence of terrible communicable diseases that had been nearly wiped out in the modern age.
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Case in point is a major outbreak of typhus in the Los Angeles area, a horrific and potentially fatal disease that was widespread from ancient times to the Middle Ages — the “medieval” period, if you will — up until the age of the pioneers in American history, according to The Daily Wire.
Beginning back around October, there have been at least 57 reported cases of typhus in the downtown Los Angeles area, up from only six in the summer of 2018. In all, L.A. public health officials reported at least 120 cases of typhus throughout 2018, and there is no sign of the disease’s spread slowing down anytime...
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