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 nonprofit so your contributions are tax deductible. We actually have a way to get the funds to DHS and 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 project 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 President Trump 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? We Americans spent 8.6 billion dollars on Halloween alone last year. Easter and other holidays are the same way. How much did your household spend? If you, and people like you are willing to donate that much to this cause, then we could be done in a few months. 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 is being scheduled with DHS at this time, and we anticipate that it will take place on or around November 7th 2018..
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!
American Border Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible. EIN: 82-2806040