Boxcars on the Border

Last August the Arizona Republican governor, Doug Ducey, announced his plans to use shipping containers to line the gap between the U.S. and Mexico border. In the last weeks of his term Ducey kept his word and oversaw the transport of boxcars to his state’s southern border.

Doug Ducey‘s actions are seen as a hopeless publicity stunt to prove his usefulness to the currently deteriorating Republican party. Donald Trump has stated that MAGA would never run“RINO” Governor Doug Ducey for anything in the future. It is Ducey’s opinion that “the gaps in the border wall have created a humanitarian crisis within Arizona as migrants flood through the border wall gaps and into Arizona’s border towns, which quickly became overwhelmed.”

Ducey’s upcoming successor, Katie Hobbs, pledged to take down the wall during her 2022 campaign. While she waits to be sworn in this January the matter was taken from her hands. The U.S. government is suing Arizona for the damage caused by the stacking of shipping containers and wants everything returned back to the was it was. On a recent Face the Nation appearance Hobbs stated “Trump centered his whole immigration policy around finishing the wall, and it’s not done. But Biden does need to step up on immigration and border security, absolutely,”

This week the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a statement that Ducey’s boxcar project “is not an effective barrier, it poses safety hazards to both the public and has significantly damaged public land.” Santa Cruz County Sheriff David Hathaway, who was born and raised in Nogales, couldn’t agree more. For all his life, this fifth generation Arizonan has ridden horses along the border and finds it no longer possible. Hathaway calls Governor Ducey’s order “illegal dumping” and says that people leaving bags of trash on public land would receive a fine.

U.S. Representative Raúl Manuel Grijalva has served Arizona’s 3rd congressional district since 2003. His political career began as a community organizer in Tucson. His personal response to the governmental action is “Governor Ducey has wasted $95 million in taxpayer dollars, blocked critical wildlife corridors, and manufactured a dangerous situation with unauthorized armed security personnel along our southern border. Governor Ducey is determined to leave office with a mess, and, unfortunately, it’s now up to someone else to clean it up.”



Doug Ducey was born on a Thursday in the sun sign of Aries. Jupiter is the ruler of his INNER SELF and Mars governs his OUTER SELF. Those born with the #49 THU ARI Dayology Signature tend to be headstrong and impetuous. Sometimes this attitude is necessary to get things moving along. In this case his decision was to be a spoiler on his way out of office.

Katie Hobbs was born on a Sunday in the Sun Sign of Capricorn. The Sun is the ruler of her INNER SELF and Saturn governs her OUTER SELF. Individuals born with the #10 SUN CAP Dayology Signature are smart and serious. Her experience as an Arizona State Representative and Arizona Secretary of State provides her with lots of uncommonly good judgement.



David Hathaway was born on a Thursday in the sun sign of Cancer. Jupiter is the ruler of his INNER SELF and the Moon governs his governs his OUTER SELF. People born with the #45 MER SAG Dayology Signature are generally clear thinking and positive in their community roles. Their personal values are formed largely from their childhood and neighborhood experiences.

Raul Grijalvia was born on a Thursday in the sun sign of Aquarius. Jupiter is the ruler of his INNER SELF and Saturn or Uranus governs his OUTER SELF. Individuals with the #59 THU AQU Signature often are unique figures who may represent the past or future of their group. Not only are they strong personalities but they are incredibly resilient in their ability to adapt.

Usually when the birthdays of four individuals are analyzed on they turn to be a family unit or an integral team of some kind. This foursome of politically inclined people have all taken responsibility in managing the affairs of Arizona and they do not all see it exactly the same. And they may not always do the right thing, but our laws can see that justice is done. Our system is not perfect but it has the possibility of becoming better and better, if we work at it. Justice means fairness in the manner that people are treated. That means in court and in life.

It may not be an accident that three of the individuals in this boxcar story are Thursday types, because Jupiter, the ruler of Thursday, is greatly concerned with prosperity and social justice. It is also usual for Saturn types to be brought in to tighten up Jupiter affairs when they get a bit self-indulgent or lax. Likewise Jupiter helps to loosen things up if Saturn is anything less than reasonable. In traditional astrology Jupiter and Saturn are viewed as planetary opposites, representing expansion and contraction. These two planets serve as “the motor” and “the breaks” for the engines of social progress and shared humanitarian experience.

UPDATE – By the way last week the city of Phoneix, Arizona approved an entirely different plan to use shipping containers for homeless shelters. This innovative project will be in operation by this coming summer. Isn’t it interesting that the identical construction materials have been used to block people in one case and to help them get back on their feet in another? This proves that our future depends entirely upon our actions based upon our group decisions.

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