Cards Against Humanity Stumps Trump


Sophia Dongaris, Staff Writer

Ever since President Trump’s campaign, he has promoted his idea to build a wall on the Mexican-American border. The building of the wall was a proposition that disturbed many people, some believing it is inhumane to keep others out of the American melting pot. But others, who support Trump, think this idea is one of the best that has been brought up throughout the years. The people who support his wall project think that the more Mexican immigrants that come in, the more jobs will be lost for American citizens.

Other than the marches against Trump and people trash-talking him, no one has really taken a stand against the wall. But recently the Chicago-based company Cards Against Humanity purchased a piece of vacant land on the border to halt Trump’s construction of the wall. “He is so afraid, that he wants to build a twenty-billion dollar wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing. So we’ve purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built,” said Cards Against Humanity on its web site. The company did not mention where the land was located on the border. But, in the video they posted on their website, they say that they bought “acres,” and showed film of wild horses galloping in open land.

The company made sure that the law firm it hired specialized in eminent domain. Eminent domain is a law stipulating that if one owns land, the government, for a “just” reason, can take it away and use it for its own purposes. For example, a house in which someone is living, a hospital, or a school could be taken for public or civic use. So, Trump could use the laws of eminent domain to take their land and build his wall. But Cards Against Humanity just wants to halt Trump’s process for as long as possible.

The company said that customers who buy the Cards Against Humanity Holiday Pack will receive an illustrated map of the land and a certificate of their promise to fight the wall. The promotion was limited to the first 150,000 customers, a goal that was quickly reached. The following morning, the $15 Cards Against Humanity “Save America” pack was sold out. The company believes it is saving America from “Injustice, lies, racism, the whole enchilada.”