Funding the US Border Wall
How many times have you heard someone suggest starting a GoFundMe for the border wall? That’s similar to what this project is, with several enhancements. First is that we are a 501c3 nonprofit, so your contributions are tax deductible. Second, we have found a legal way to get the funds directly to DHS and third, we are able to ensure they are only used for border wall construction.
Every project that the Government does, large or small, is ultimately funded by the private sector, because the private sector pays the taxes that fund Government projects. It’s just a matter of how the government chooses to allocate our tax money. Sometimes our government makes good choices about what to spend it on, and sometimes it doesn’t. Border wall construction has been waiting for Congress for fund it for years. They seem to think it’s more about the political theater than getting something done.
Nothing in the Constitution says private citizens can’t donate money to fund public projects; in fact it’s quite the opposite. That’s how hospitals, libraries, bridges, and college buildings, and lots of other projects end up with a person, family, or foundations’s name on them. Think of this program as a crowdfunding effort, with one specific goal: fund the border wall. If a private citizen wants to write a check for $8 billion, we’ll gladly forward it to DHS and call it a day. Unfortunately, that’s not likely. We’ll need to get there a dollar at a time, thanks to donations from people like you.
Why wait? Americans contributed $410.02 billion to charity in 2017. 2018 will surely be even more. Generating $5B in contributions to border security for each of the next 5 years would comprise at most 1.2% of annual giving. We can spare it!
Our process provides funds directly to DHS for use ONLY in constructing a border wall. The money is placed in a single account and sent to the Department of Homeland Security on a regular basis. Our first delivery to DHS will be for $100,000 and is already well in process.
Operational security at the border includes a strong wall, and we as Americans can break the stalemate in Congress that’s existed since 2006. Mexico will reimburse the general treasury in one way or another, but if Congress won’t appropriate the money to DHS that doesn’t help anything. We need not wait for that reimbursement to start. We can deliver funds for DHS to use now to continue construction. We don’t have to wait until it’s fully funded for construction to begin. Prototypes were built with only $30m in initial funding. Every dollar helps, and the returns to the country are immeasurable. Please help us fund the US Border Wall today!
FundTheWall.com is a project of American Border Foundation, which is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible. EIN: 82-2806040