Skip to comments.US backs off plan to take Vt. farm for border port (seizing a dairy farmer's land)
Posted on 06/03/2010 2:24:15 PM PDT by JoeProBono
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Score one for David. Goliath decided it just wasn't worth the fight.
The federal government has decided to close a tiny U.S.-Canada border station rather than push ahead with a controversial plan to expand it by seizing a dairy farmer's land, officials announced Thursday.
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The ONLY reason they were expanding it was because they had porkulus money to burn.
Great, now we’re going to have illegal canucks running across the dairy farmer’s property. The place will be littered with Tim Horton’s bags and empty cans of Clamato.
the feds decided not to fight because this farmers’ milk goes to make Ben & Jerries. /sarc
The Communist Pig that calls itself our Government lost one? That is very good.
ahh, the power of one two-minute segment on Fox News...
So, this port is so small and under-utilized that it can be closed, but they were prepared to spend millions of dollars in stimulus money to upgrade it?
There are several teeny tiny little border crossings in Vermont. It used to be that you could cross the border and not even realize it until you were miles into Canada. Try explaining that to the customs folks.
Its a different world up there now.
My mom lives about a mile from the border, aside a lake. There are often people wandering across the border in the middle of the night. Then there are border patrol folks chasing them down.
It isnt as bad with illegals as Arizona. But the people sneaking across are some very, very bad people. And you could easily carry a bunch of stuff with you—be it drugs, uranium, whatever. Installing an outpost in this town would not solve that problem one bit.
The northern border is so porous that nothing is going to plug it.
So this crossing is so important that they were going to steal property in order to expand it. At the same time it’s so unimportant that it can be closed. I hate government.
Not a prob. Set up traps baited with dart boards, hockey pucks and Labatts. That'll work, eh?
Not just to burn but to funnel into a connected, unionized contractor's pockets.
The farmer should run for office. I thought he did a masterful job of publicizing his case and was very cool and articulate when interviewed in the press.
How intellectually shallow of me.
I stand corrected.