Skip to comments.Border Fence Fiasco(Chuck Norris)
Posted on 04/28/2008 5:15:45 AM PDT by kellynla
Last week Customs and Border Protection officials reported that two months after Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff, approved a $20 million virtual fence along a 28-mile stretch in Arizona (called Project 28), the fence was scrapped as impractical and ineffective.
Is anyone really shocked by this security fence fiasco? Another government solution bites the dust.
Our government has failed to produce a suitable resolution to the illegal immigrant crisis. Amnesty is not the answer. And immigration laws aren't effective if we continue to dodge or ignore them. Furthermore, globalization efforts have only confused security matters, endangering our borders as well as our national identity our sovereignty.
While border patrols and homeland security have made some headway, our nation's boundaries, ports and airports remain largely open runways for illegal and terrorist transport. For example, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., just sent out his newsletter update (April 21, 2008) reminding us about another type of illegal crossing, those from the United States to Mexico. It appears drug cartels are again using revenue derived from their "free trade" to illegally purchase weapons in the U.S. and smuggle them back into Mexico, where they are bolstering murder rates up 100 percent in certain towns.
Exacerbating the security crisis is the fact that there continues to be a shortage of both Border Patrol and other safety government officials. The Homeland Security Department is still trying to fill last year's 138 vacancies in high-level jobs an employment crisis that it calls "a critical homeland security issue that demands immediate attention."
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Note that there is a very real fence around the Whitehouse....backed up by sensors and guards.
Borders, walls, and fences are only as good as the leaders and personnel willing to defend them.
Yeah, I no sooner posted the daily ping, and this came up on my next refresh. Sheesh! It’ll be the first on tomorrow’s list.
Norris did ok until the above. Temporary workers stay. They don't go home. If someone entered this country illegally and probably committed ID theft and other crimes, he/she should be disqualified from receiving any type of visa.
To heck with Huck...Chuck Norris for President! heh
You know, even a fence with gaps would funnel people into zones where they could be apprehended. So even a fence with gaps would work better than a virtual fence.
Oh, this whole business of a fence/wall & illegals is so ridiculous.
“IF” Bush had “gotten on the stick” and deployed the Corps of Engineers to BOTH borders after 9/11, had them build a fences/walls and deployed troops to guard those installations;
this whole business would have been rectified by now.
But, Mexico evidently has Bush in their “back pocket” so we’ll just have to badger McCain to finish the job next year. The savings from deporting incarcerated foreigners and deporting illegal aliens will more than pay for the walls/fences on BOTH borders in the first year!
...If McCain gets the Presidency (& we saw how he rose like the proverbial phoenix after last summer)...
..that will be his reward for doing the President's bidding.
McCain says he has changed his position on the border and will secure the border...all anyone can do is take a person at their word....
after all, even Reagan “dropped the ball” on illegals too by not demanding that the bill he signed for amnesty also enforce border security.
I agree. Just who is going to define what constitutes “good work relationship and community ties”?
You came here illegally, you must leave.
Well, maybe if Chuck Norris had endorsed Duncan Hunter instead of the dog beater’s daddy, the fence would’ve gotten serious play.
Not to get too far afield,
I like Duncan BUT he needs to win a statewide office like governorship before he tries to run for POTUS.
He just wasn’t able to garner the votes for a presidential candidacy at this time.
I would love to see him as the next governor of CA!!!
..I don't appreciate you associating Reagan's one (of very few) mistakes with
..McCain's glaring problems with this issue and many more.
It just miffs me that Norris supported someone for whom the fence meant nothing.
To now claim it as important to him is suspect. He could have made a difference. Who knows, maybe Norris realizes that himself now, too.
“I don’t appreciate you associating Reagan’s one (of very few) mistakes?”
Well, as far as illegal immigration is concerned and the issue at hand, RR’s “mistake” is one hellofa mistake.
You may not “appreciate” it, but it is accurate.LOL
RR just should have been more like IKE when it came to illegals & the border!
I'm saying it pales in comparison to McCain's glaring missteps....
..but since he's your guy, you refuse to see the distinction.
“but since he’s your guy?”
fyi, I’m not his “guy”
For the record, if you had been paying attention, you would KNOW that I have many issues with McCain.
AND I proudly campaigned for RR for POTUS not once but twice!
And before you start comparing one POTUS with another “candidate” ya might want to at least let McCain serve one term as POTUS before you start making comparisons. LOL
That's called shaping the battlefield, in military terms. And that is exactly what DHS has planned right now; they are not planning on putting up 2000 miles of wall along the southern border.
If a state wide office is required for a good candidate
then you must think Hitlery and Obama are better than Hunter.
He had 27 yrs in congress with more military and national security experience and background than most Senators and almost all govs.
We keep getting lip service from the adm. re the fence.
Bottom line, they are trying to run out the clock as Nov.
will be here very soon and then they don’t have to bother there after.
For the record, you started the comparison....I didn’t.
If Hunter was such a good candidate for POTUS then why isn’t he “the” GOP candidate for POTUS?
Yes, I did.
So, lets wait til McCain serves at least one term before you start dissing him.
The liberal MSM made sure to keep Hunter off of any recognition.
Also many pedantic folks believe in the myth of
candidates being a Gov. first. and the self fullfilled
ranting of he can’t win.
If republicans said Reagan can’t win so we won’t vote for him and instead split the vote in several directions, we wouldn’t have had Reagan for a Pres.
“The liberal MSM made sure to keep Hunter off of any recognition.”
That is soooooooooo weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeak! LOL
Hunter isn’t the candidate because he wasn’t as good a candidate as others and because he ran a poor campaign.
“Also many pedantic folks believe in the myth of
candidates being a Gov. first”
Well, that obviously didn’t apply to McCain now did it.
And there hasn’t been a non-governor to win POTUS
Now lets see if Hunter can win a governorship or U.S. Senate seat from CA if he is as good a candidate as you say he is...
Hunter’s candidacy made it easier to spot the idiots.
He may have been a poor campaigner, but his issues resonated.
So you didn’t like the only conservative with the most experience in international affairs.
Your peoblem, not mine.
Also with more democrats registered in California,
no conservative or moderate republican will ever win as gov. or Senator But you knew that.
Unless they are super popular for something OTHER than conservatism.
Unless they are super popular for something OTHER than conservatism
Because all the ‘kool-aid’ drinkers thought that electability was more important than right or wrong.
Didn't say that, now did I...
“Also with more democrats registered in California,
no conservative or moderate republican will ever win as gov?”
and who were Reagan, Deukmejian, Wilson and Schwarzenegger
FYI, statewide elections in CA are turned by the registered Independents.
"Your peoblem, not mine?”
your spelling skills are almost as inferior as your debating skills.
But you keep trying...I love knocking amateurs around. LMAO
someone failed to inform Hunter & Tancredo that politics is like checkers ...not chess...
let me know when either one wins a statewide election.
I sometimes think these guys run for president just so they can travel the country on OPM. LOL
Reagan was Gov. in the 60s when we were still republican.
Arnold or my cat would have won the special election after
what Greyout Davis did to the state.
Also Arnold is not a conservative or moderate republican.
In the past 10 years the democrat population has grown especially the millions of Mexicans in the state.
I am native of this state for several decades and also worked at Reagan’s headquarters here in San Diego.
How many years have youy lived in Calif and your background in politics here?
It is interesting that you are agitated by Hunter and probably his Marine Capt. son.
You need to move on and put that hate towards the democrats.
Displacement is not your friend. You need to find out what is really bothering you and focus on that.
You are embarrassing yourself.
Great post. Thanks.
Not sure what ‘OPM’ is, but I think Hunter wanted his hot button issues front and center, as well as his son’s candidacy for Congress.
I do agree, winning a statewide election in CA would be HUGE for him.
He has name recognition now, but not the popularity (yet).
It would take a conservative superstar to beat the liberals in CA.
I can’t think of any, can you?
other people’s money
“Well, maybe if Chuck Norris had endorsed Duncan Hunter instead of the dog beaters daddy, the fence wouldve gotten serious play.”
If Chuck had gotten Huck to talk like this instead of insulting us all because we want the border secure, it would have been nice.
“I like Duncan BUT he needs to win a statewide office like governorship before he tries to run for POTUS.”
Right....like the 3 finalists we’ve got now? They didn’t neet that, did they?
Hunter got nowhere because he’s a conservatives. The GOP and media aren’t about to let a conservative get anywhere.
and what was Ronald Reagan's excuse...
I like Duncan BUT he needs to win a statewide office like governorship before he tries to run for POTUS.
Right....like the 3 finalists weve got now? They didnt neet that, did they?
Exactly my point, BECAUSE we don't have a very good field of candidates we're stuck with a RINO & 2 ‘Rats...none of whom have EVER balanced a budget in their political careers!
Now, what we need is for true blue conservatives to run for political office especially in congress and for governorships so we have a better field of candidates to choose from for POTUS!
“and what was Ronald Reagan’s excuse...”
If the GOP had gotten it’s way, Reagan wouldn’t have made it either, would he?
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