Amputee Vet Goes to GoFundMe for Border Wall

Amputee Vet Goes to GoFundMe for Border Wall

Amputee Vet Goes to GoFundMe for Border Wall

Brian Kolfage loves this country and wants to protect her — so much, in fact, that in 2004 he lost both legs and an arm in Iraq, during his second deployment. Now the amputee vet wants to guard our southern border, so he set up a GoFundMe site for the Wall. His goal? To raise $1 billion to fund a large financial piece of its construction.

Here’s his explanation:

“Democrats are going to stall this project by every means possible and play political games to ensure President Trump doesn’t get his victory. They’d rather see President Trump fail than see America succeed.  However, if we can fund a large portion of this wall, it will jumpstart things and will be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians.”

He adds that the campaign is working to “secure a point of contact where all funds will go upon completion.”

The GoFundMe campaign began on December 16th. So how much money has the amputee vet raised for the wall?

As of the morning of December 20, 76K people raised almost $5 million. It seems like there are a lot of Americans who are just as determined as Kolfage to protect the U.S.

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Credit: screenshot from “We the People Will Fund the Wall” GoFundMe campaign.

Kolfage guarantees that this is “not a scam.”

“I’m using my real name, my real information, you can contact me and hold me accountable. . . . I have a public figure Facebook page with a blue check mark issued by facebook that verifies my identity.  I’m a retired United States Air Force member who was wounded in Iraq, and lost 3 limbs. I have a website BrianKolfage.com where you can verify more about me.  I will respond. I’ve been on Fox News many times, you can see I’m credible and a real person. The Gary Sinise Foundation also built me and my family a home. Do your research before donating, and contact me if you have any questions.”

But how do we know that Democrats and squishy Republicans won’t use We the Peoples’ hard earned money for other pet projects?

Answers Kolfage, on the GoFundMe site:

• “We are working with a law firm on a legal document that will bind the government to using the funds for the border wall itself, nothing else.” 

• “We will hold all funds and not release a single penny until we have all legal aspects covered to ensure our money goes only to the wall.” 

• “If we don’t reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny.  We are working on a time frame to achieve.” 

But who exactly is Brian Kolfage, the amputee vet who has set up this very ambitious GoFundMe project?

Here’s a profile of the man, as narrated by Gary Sinise:

Yes, he’s a hero, but Facebook doesn’t seem to like him very much. In October, the site removed over 800 pages of his political content because of what they called “coordinated inauthentic behavior” — whatever that means. Moreover, it happened shortly after he raised $600K for the embattled Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Shocker, right?

Donald Trump, Jr. took notice :

Looks like Facebook messed with the wrong guy, and it looks like open borders Democrats may be stymied by the amputee vet, too. Brian Kolfage, though missing an arm and both legs, still lives by his oath to “defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Now he wants the nation’s help to continue to do just that.

 

Featured image: cropped image from Tony Webster at flickr.com. Licensed through creativecommons.com, attribution 2.0 generic.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

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