Believe It or Not, It’s Not Illegal to Support Building a Border Wall

Michael Fisher, Tommy Fisher, U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer and U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong pose on a piece of heavy equipment outside Fisher Industries in Dickinson, N.D., in this July 2018 photo posted to a Twitter account run by Armstrong. Michael Fisher was convicted of tax fraud in 2009 and a company spokesman said he is no longer affiliated with Fisher Sand & Gravel or any of its subsidiaries. The spokesman said Michael Fisher and other family members visited Fisher Industries after a parade to view the company's display for the border wall.Twitter / @Armstrong_ND

MINOT, N.D. — There is a particular class of ideologue who views anything the other side tries to do as inherently illegitimate and probably illegal.

This is why Democrats these days throw around the word “impeachment” at the drop of a hat.

The president and Republican Senate majority might exercise their clearly defined constitutional powers to replace an iconic left-wing jurist with someone more conservative, on a timeline that, while not typical of Supreme Court appointments, isn’t all that unusual either?

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi thinks that might be cause for another impeachment.

Because the other side governing is, uh, illegal or something.

I was thinking of this insipid and obnoxious strain of partisanship when I watched a recent “60 Minutes” story (click to watch) focusing on a North Dakota company that has received some big contracts to build portions of a wall along our southern border with Mexico.

Did we learn anything about the situation we didn’t already know?

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Rob Port is the editor of, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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