Via Campus Reform, Cabot Phillips visited UC-Santa Barbara to find out if students like the plan by President Trump to send troops to the border. They hate the plan until they find out President Obama did the same thing (3 years earlier).
Last week, President Trump announced a plan to deploy troops from the National Guard to the southern border in an attempt to stop the influx of illegal activity in the region.
Critics of the move were vocal in their condemnations, claiming it was excessive and subtly racist in nature.
“It’s not justified…it’s a totally uncalled for act of power.”
The decision, while controversial, is not without precedent, as Presidents Obama and Bush each enacted similar measures during their times in office. […]
Students immediately made clear that they would not support any measure that would send troops to protect the border.
One opened by saying “It’s not justified…it’s a totally uncalled for act of power,” while another remarked that “I don’t think it’s good to send militarized troops to people who are coming in unarmed.”
One student said bluntly, “I’m not a huge fan of the military to begin with…I think it would be a huge waste of money.”
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