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HUNTER FIGHTING TO OVERTURN HOUSE DEMOCRATS FENCE REDUCTION
GoHunter08.com ^ | 12/18/07 | Duncan Hunter/Staff

Posted on 12/18/2007 1:34:32 PM PST by pissant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2007

CONTACT: Gary Becks (619) 334-1655, dlhunter08@yahoo.com

Washington, D.C.–Presidential candidate Congressman Duncan Hunter returned to Washington this morning to immediately begin his efforts to overturn provisions contained in a Democratic spending bill that eliminates current legal requirements for double-layered border fencing. Congress last year passed legislation authored by Hunter, the Secure Fence Act, mandating double-layered fencing and related infrastructure at strategic entry points along the Southwest border.

“Now is the time when those who take the threat to our nation’s borders seriously stand up and be counted,” said Hunter. “Last year, Congress successfully passed legislation that mandated a double fence requirement based on the success of the border fence we’ve built in San Diego. The Democrat majority in this Congress has taken it upon themselves to overturn federal law to pursue a policy that does nothing but harm our border enforcement capabilities. This is not leadership, it is irresponsibility.

“Border enforcement is too serious of an issue to pursue only when politically convenient at election time. If Congress is to reverse its border stance after just one year, what message does that send to illegal immigrants and drug smugglers who are watching to see how serious we are about protecting America’s borders? I believe we must uphold our nation’s immigration laws, support our agents serving on the border and protect our border communities and I am going to make every effort to overturn the damage this Democrat leadership has caused.”

H.R. 2764, a bill that provides funding for several federal departments and agencies, was brought to the House floor and passed late last evening by the Democratic leadership. Not only does the bill contain provisions removing all specific locations as outlined by the Secure Fence Act, it also removes all requirements to construct any fencing or physical barriers along the border. This action basically repeals the Secure Fence Act and undermines past efforts to secure our nation’s border.

H.R. 2764 has been referred to the Senate for consideration and then will be returning to the House with any changes in the form of a conference report. Congressman Hunter is working with his colleagues in both the House and Senate to ensure that these dangerous provisions do not remain in the final version of the funding bill.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 110th; 911; aliens; border; borderagents; borderfence; duncanhunter; hunter; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; wheresthefence
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This country needs Duncan Hunter. Time for the GOP to wake up.
1 posted on 12/18/2007 1:34:34 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
WHERE IS DUNCAN HUNTER WHEN YOU NEED HIM?
North Korea has a fence. Where is our American fence?
Saudis build 550-mile fence to shut out Iraq
 
The Saudis get it. Why can't the democRATS get it?

2 posted on 12/18/2007 1:36:25 PM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: 007girl; 230FMJ; abigailsmybaby; absolootezer0; afnamvet; Afronaut; airborne; ajolympian2004; ...

ping.


3 posted on 12/18/2007 1:36:39 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: Wolverine

Bump


4 posted on 12/18/2007 1:37:54 PM PST by Antoninus (Republicans who support Rudy owe Bill Clinton an apology.)
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To: pissant

Hunter is a good man. For whatever reason people are just not connecting to him. He would make a great vp and maybe once people become more aware of who he is, he would make a great upcoming candidate. I just dont think his time is now by the lack of recognition...but I would not count him out in the future.


5 posted on 12/18/2007 1:37:57 PM PST by donnab (saving liberal brains...one moron at a time.)
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To: Wolverine

If fences don’t work, then Bush should remove the one surrounding the White House.


6 posted on 12/18/2007 1:38:40 PM PST by americanophile
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To: pissant
Perhaps if that side of the Isle would move to the border to conduct its business in a tent they may become more serious about border security? The tent is what they probably would want to be more sensitive to Muslims whom they believe we have offended and who therefor seek to hnialate us.
7 posted on 12/18/2007 1:39:10 PM PST by street_lawyer (Conservative Defender of the Faith)
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To: Wolverine

North Korea has a fence to keep people in. Probably not the best example.


8 posted on 12/18/2007 1:40:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: pissant
Let's hope Duncan Hunter makes sure the money and requirements to get the border fence built are intact in the final version. Our country can't afford not to secure our borders.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

9 posted on 12/18/2007 1:41:54 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: pissant

It DOES.

He should CONFRONT Bush and his administration ALSO on this subject.


10 posted on 12/18/2007 1:42:23 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: cripplecreek

In or out. Fences can work.


11 posted on 12/18/2007 1:42:56 PM PST by fantom
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To: fantom

I would have gone with the Israeli fence.


12 posted on 12/18/2007 1:43:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: pissant

IF Hunter gets this past I will vote for him in 2008~!


13 posted on 12/18/2007 1:44:30 PM PST by JSDude1 (When a liberal represents the Presidential Nominee for the Republicans; THEY'RE TOAST)
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To: pissant

Do we have to do this “WHERE”S THE FENCE” phone calling again?


14 posted on 12/18/2007 1:46:03 PM PST by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president!)
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To: americanophile
"If fences don’t work, then Bush should remove the one surrounding the White House."

Don't know if this is original to you, but it's a great thought. Would make a terrific tagline!

15 posted on 12/18/2007 1:47:01 PM PST by DJ Frisat (SPAM: best in the can and in sammiches -- not for use on computers.)
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To: pissant

bump


16 posted on 12/18/2007 1:47:03 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: pissant

Dittos!


17 posted on 12/18/2007 1:47:23 PM PST by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: americanophile

There’s also a manned fence at Kennebunkport and in TX at the ranch.


18 posted on 12/18/2007 1:47:31 PM PST by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president!)
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To: Wolverine
The problem is there is no constitution in Saudi Arabia and North Korea protecting people’s property like in the US.

This fence isn’t going to be built. It’s all political posturing. It costs too much, and people don't want to give up their property to build it. That's reality.

19 posted on 12/18/2007 1:47:41 PM PST by Perdogg (Fred Thompson for President)
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To: Perdogg

Put it on the Mex side - get a 300 yr lease.


20 posted on 12/18/2007 1:49:38 PM PST by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president!)
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To: JSDude1

Its too bad we only have two branches of one political party governing in DC today.
The few real patriots and honest people serving there have to fight the democrat branch in congress and the republican branch in the White House.

It is time the two branches merged and make way for a new party for the patriotic working class.


21 posted on 12/18/2007 1:51:49 PM PST by Iron Munro ( (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.))
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To: Perdogg
and people don't want to give up their property to build it.

There is legitimate uses for eminent domain. The fence is one of them. Giving the property to a developer to increase city tax revenue is not one of them.

Somehow the govment got it backwards.

22 posted on 12/18/2007 1:52:58 PM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: pissant

And if we are hit by the terrorists again and they came in from the southern border illegally will those who forced this reduction take responsibility?


23 posted on 12/18/2007 1:54:10 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Domandred

Legitimate or not, people are opposed to it.


24 posted on 12/18/2007 1:54:34 PM PST by Perdogg (Fred Thompson for President)
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To: Domandred

Legitimate or not, people are opposed to it.


25 posted on 12/18/2007 1:54:38 PM PST by Perdogg (Fred Thompson for President)
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To: Domandred

Legitimate or not, people are opposed to it.


26 posted on 12/18/2007 1:54:42 PM PST by Perdogg (Fred Thompson for President)
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To: pissant

Hunter’s people (or person) should be calling all of the talking-heads. His face should be plastered on TV tonight adressing this


27 posted on 12/18/2007 1:57:08 PM PST by wilco200
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To: americanophile; AuntB; Issaquahking; All
"If fences don’t work, then Bush should remove the one surrounding the White House."

That's PROFOUND!!! (you should make it your tagline!)

28 posted on 12/18/2007 1:57:33 PM PST by SierraWasp (Too much religion mixed with politics just leads the participants into too much hate & discontent!!!)
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To: Joe Boucher

The Fence and Iraq are alike, they both will work and the democrats can’t package the lie good enough to sell to the public.


29 posted on 12/18/2007 1:57:59 PM PST by Mojohemi
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To: Perdogg
It costs too much, and people don't want to give up their property to build it. That's reality.

No, that is toro mierda.

Costs too much? Please. We spend more to educate, medicate, incarcerate and feed illegal aliens every month than a double fence from Brownsville to San Diego will cost. It will pay for itself immediately in reduced spending on illegals.

"People don't want to give up their property to build it."

Non-issue. 2/3 of the border already has a 60 foot easement owned by the federal govt, taken by Teddy Roosevelt under eminent domain. The only part under contention is some of the border along the Rio Grande River, and that too can be taken by immanent domain. If a person's house can be taken because a developer wants to build a condo, the federal govt can certainly take a strip of border for national security purposes.

U.S. Constitution, Article 4 Section 4:

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,

and shall protect each of them against Invasion;"


Invasion: \In*va"sion\, n. [L. invasio: cf. F. invasion. See Invade.] [1913 Webster]

1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.

30 posted on 12/18/2007 2:00:45 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: SierraWasp; All

Contact the usual suspects!

www.house.gov

www.senate.gov


31 posted on 12/18/2007 2:02:09 PM PST by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: Perdogg
Legitimate or not, people are opposed to it.

Why should we care if illegal alien criminal invaders are opposed to it?

A nation has a right to protect itself from invasion.

U.S. Constitution, Article 4 Section 4:

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,

and shall protect each of them against Invasion;"


Invasion: \In*va"sion\, n. [L. invasio: cf. F. invasion. See Invade.] [1913 Webster]

1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.


32 posted on 12/18/2007 2:03:06 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: pissant

Well we know what Hunter and Tancredo have to say. Now lets hear what the other candidates have to say if they’ve got what it takes.


33 posted on 12/18/2007 2:05:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: donnab

NO ONE will consider him for VP. Not the short list, not even the long list. Great man, great policies, but pragmatically speaking, NO WAY, NO HOW.


34 posted on 12/18/2007 2:06:45 PM PST by NYC Republican (Lets Rally Behind Mitt- the only one that can stop Huck, Rudy, McCain, and maybe the Dems)
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To: Mojohemi

Just like they tried to package the amnesty b.s. as a great thing for all this is a lemon in the making too.


35 posted on 12/18/2007 2:09:43 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: All
I am voting for DUNCAN HUNTER FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES thread bump.

CONGRESSMAN DUNCAN HUNTER

"DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT IN 2008"

DUNCAN HUNTER - Videos on YouTube.com

36 posted on 12/18/2007 2:09:52 PM PST by Cindy
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To: pissant

Everyone needs to review this thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1941047/posts
Omnibus Bill Includes Border Fence-Gutting Amendment (This is outrageous!!!)


37 posted on 12/18/2007 2:14:47 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Perdogg

” This fence isn’t going to be built. It’s all political posturing. It costs too much, and people don’t want to give up their property to build it. “

Bull. It’s a pittance next to the cost of subsidizing illegals in the form of health care, lost jobs, losses due to drime, and increased welfare for the extended families of illegal aliens. Not to mention the cost of cleaning up after a terrorist attack. Where the hell is your head, man?

BUILD THE FENCE. BUILD IT WHOLE. BUILD IT NOW.


38 posted on 12/18/2007 2:14:52 PM PST by Humble Servant (Keep it simple - do what's right.)
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To: Joe Boucher

I thought Sen.hutchison a pubie is the one trying to block the fence.


39 posted on 12/18/2007 2:15:18 PM PST by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Joe Boucher

I thought Sen.hutchison a pubie is the one trying to block the fence.


40 posted on 12/18/2007 2:15:31 PM PST by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: davidosborne; airborne; Antoninus; GulfBreeze; processing please hold; RasterMaster; ...
Congressman Duncan Hunter wrote the law saying the Border Fence SHALL be built. 

The Secure Fence Act written by Congressman Duncan Hunter, Presidential Candidate 2008, would extend THIS "San Diego Primary Fence" throughout our southern border states.

Contact your representative and tell them we want this fence!

41 posted on 12/18/2007 2:16:52 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: donnab
"For whatever reason people are just not connecting to him."

I think there will be some surprises and unexpected popular support for Hunter in the coming weeks and months.

42 posted on 12/18/2007 2:18:06 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: Fitzcarraldo

I dont think it would be enough this time around.
I still dont think this is Hunters time in the big house.


43 posted on 12/18/2007 2:20:48 PM PST by donnab (saving liberal brains...one moron at a time.)
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To: Cindy

DUNCAN HUNTER FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.


44 posted on 12/18/2007 2:20:49 PM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: pissant

Well, he’s strong on “de fence.”


45 posted on 12/18/2007 2:22:39 PM PST by sourcery (If Hillary is the next President, she may also be the last.)
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To: Diogenesis

BIG DITTO.


46 posted on 12/18/2007 2:23:26 PM PST by Cindy
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To: donnab
"I still dont think this is Hunters time in the big house."

I predict he will win at least one major primary.

47 posted on 12/18/2007 2:23:29 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: Fitzcarraldo

Only time will tell. I think his chances are slim to none.
Not saying that with any kind of meanness. Just stating what I think is the obvious. Its a shame he is not more well known.


48 posted on 12/18/2007 2:25:46 PM PST by donnab (saving liberal brains...one moron at a time.)
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To: pissant
...overturn provisions contained in a Democratic spending bill that eliminates current legal requirements for double-layered border fencing.

I see the word Democrat and the vomiting starts anew.

49 posted on 12/18/2007 2:25:48 PM PST by Mr Apple ( "VIDEO CHINAGATE" http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2970981220206109356)
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To: Mr Apple

Thompson/Hunter ‘08


50 posted on 12/18/2007 2:26:09 PM PST by Mr Apple ( "VIDEO CHINAGATE" http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2970981220206109356)
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