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Cain Proposes Electrified Border Fence
Pravda- NY Times Division ^ | 10/15/11 | Wyatt

Posted on 10/15/2011 4:18:53 PM PDT by VinL

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Saturday that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country’s border with Mexico that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally...

Mr. Cain added that he also would consider using military troops “with real guns and real bullets” on the border to stop illegal immigration.

The remarks were among the most pointed yet by Mr. Cain about illegal immigration, and they come as he is enjoying a surge in national political polls on the back of his victory in a recent Florida straw poll..

It is not the first time that Mr. Cain has floated the idea of an electrified fence. He has told the story many times of a caller to his former radio show who chastised him for talking about building a border fence, saying that such an idea was impractical.

“It’s going to be 20 feet high. It’s going to have barbed wire on the top. It’s going to be electrified. And there’s going to be a sign on the other side saying, ‘It will kill you — Warning.’” At an earlier rally, on the campus of Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tenn., he added that the sign would be written “in English and in Spanish.”

“This nation has always been a nation with wide open doors,” Mr. Cain said at the second rally. “We want to make it easy for people to come through the front door. And we’re going to shut off the back door so you don’t have to sneak into America.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia; US: New York
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1 posted on 10/15/2011 4:19:00 PM PDT by VinL
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To: VinL

You betcha! Put those wind turbines to some GOOD use!


2 posted on 10/15/2011 4:20:06 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: VinL

The president needs to communicate to Mexico that their people aren’t welcome here illegally. None have done that.


3 posted on 10/15/2011 4:21:16 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: VinL

Build giant moats and fill them with lots of sharks that have fricken laser beams on their heads. Ohhhhh, laser beams.


4 posted on 10/15/2011 4:21:19 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: VinL

I hope they power it with coal plants just to piss off more Rat party drones.


5 posted on 10/15/2011 4:21:45 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: VinL

Works for me


6 posted on 10/15/2011 4:21:45 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: VinL

That’s it..!

If they have photos of Cain DOING Bongo the Monkey I’m STILL voting for him.

I’ll roll naked over broken glass 2 do it.


7 posted on 10/15/2011 4:21:51 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: VinL

Okay, how this would be done (logistically and politically) I have no idea, but **FIST BUMP** to Mr. Cain for having the gonads to say it out loud!


8 posted on 10/15/2011 4:22:51 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Howie66
Might find a use for all of those taxpayer subsidized solar panels too.
9 posted on 10/15/2011 4:22:51 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: VinL
If he really said this then his rise is over. It is silly and nonsensical to behave in this manner. If it isn't satire then Cain won't even be VP....
10 posted on 10/15/2011 4:24:38 PM PDT by Porterville (Methink'st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.)
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To: VinL

Powered by a coal fired plant hopefully.


11 posted on 10/15/2011 4:25:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2789907/posts)
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To: VinL
The electrified fence idea won't work, for the same reason that the plain fence idea won't work. They will just put a non-conductive tarp over it as they climb over.

What's needed is for the border patrol being allowed to shoot crossers, and for there to be serious sanctions for illegals caught in this country, and for the people who employ them.

12 posted on 10/15/2011 4:25:41 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: VinL
A wild animal fence charger would kill you if you were standing in water, on dry land it will just make you feel like ten cops tased you and you dirtied your drawers.
13 posted on 10/15/2011 4:26:04 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrat)
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To: VinL

More political ploys from Mister Gimmick!

Cain is one funny guy.


14 posted on 10/15/2011 4:27:05 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: VinL

Guard towers every 500 meters or so with robot controlled .50cals, Infrared targeting...anything that moves gets lead poisoning. After a while the piles and stench will make it clear...NO TRESPASSING!


15 posted on 10/15/2011 4:27:15 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: VinL
This is what we should have:


16 posted on 10/15/2011 4:27:27 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: VinL

We also need a coast to coast, border to border immigration sweep, with prison time for illegal alien employers. We’re already invaded by millions, just a fence won’t do it.


17 posted on 10/15/2011 4:27:30 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: VinL

so...what’s the problem?


18 posted on 10/15/2011 4:27:32 PM PDT by exist
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To: VinL

I still haven’t heard anyone explain how you can build a fence on the Rio Grande River.


19 posted on 10/15/2011 4:27:33 PM PDT by katieanna
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To: Porterville

“It is silly and nonsensical to behave in this manner.”

The problem Republicans have had over the last twenty years is that there are too many of you.


20 posted on 10/15/2011 4:27:41 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: VinL
Herman Cain

born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Luther Cain Jr., born March 16, 1925 in TN, died March 29, 1982 in Atlanta, GA
Lenora Davis, born July 27, 1925 in GA, died August 20, 2005 in Atlanta, GA

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Herman Cain is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

”Herman

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!

21 posted on 10/15/2011 4:28:09 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Porterville
If he really said this then his rise is over. It is silly and nonsensical to behave in this manner. If it isn't satire then Cain won't even be VP....

Huh? Why not? Logistically an electric fence may not work alone, but put our guards on it...

22 posted on 10/15/2011 4:28:49 PM PDT by madison10
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To: freedumb2003

All about the Cain train! I liked him before but these statements seal the deal...CAIN is the man!!


23 posted on 10/15/2011 4:29:23 PM PDT by BootsOfEscaping
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To: PapaBear3625

LOL, have you ever seen a wild animal fence charger and a lion meet, I watched one on discovery once, thought the cat had turned blue.


24 posted on 10/15/2011 4:29:36 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrat)
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To: VinL

I’ve dismissed ol HC but now he’s caught my attention. This should get Rick Perry to butch up on defending our border


25 posted on 10/15/2011 4:29:54 PM PDT by dennisw (What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having - - Sting)
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To: Porterville

“If he really said this then his rise is over”
________________

Agree


26 posted on 10/15/2011 4:30:13 PM PDT by katieanna
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To: Reagan Man

He’s big on red meat. Notice he didn’t mention the tunnels or the ability to very easily defeat the electric fence.

but hey it SOUNDS good.

This may just have ended his bid. The Indies won’t vote for someone so hot headed. Count on that.


27 posted on 10/15/2011 4:30:28 PM PDT by marty60
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To: VinL

Another excellent idea from the Herminator!

I wonder what Rick Perry’s idea is?

Oh yeah, “we can’t build a fence, but I’ve got some Texas Rangers that will do the job. . . .”

So question is:

no fence vs. Electric Herminator Fence

I know who I’m voting for!


28 posted on 10/15/2011 4:31:15 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: ASA Vet
>>>>>Herman Cain is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN...

YES! ... and with this proposal, an idiot to boot!

29 posted on 10/15/2011 4:31:37 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Reagan Man
You perrywinkles and your french flag.
30 posted on 10/15/2011 4:31:50 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrat)
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To: Flightdeck

The problem is we are upside down. Every concern is for the illegal alien citizen of another country.

I don’t think you need an electric fence, but I wouldn’t crucify a guy for saying it, because it’s called a “border” and those on the other side properly belong on that side.


31 posted on 10/15/2011 4:31:54 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: VinL

Will it be manned with 999, .999 cal machine gun nests?


32 posted on 10/15/2011 4:32:56 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Porterville
It is silly and nonsensical to behave in this manner.

Exactly, he forgot to add Alligators to his mote, and for that reason I can no longer support him...

33 posted on 10/15/2011 4:33:37 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: VinL
Claymores.....use Claymores.

They'll just continually short out the fence, and climb over. Maybe 100KV or more would help?

34 posted on 10/15/2011 4:33:52 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: VinL

If you simply crack down on illegals and employing illegals, they will go home and stay home. Because they have their own country.


35 posted on 10/15/2011 4:34:04 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: NYCslicker

“I wonder what Rick Perry’s idea is?”

“President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace” -Rick Perry


36 posted on 10/15/2011 4:34:32 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless)
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To: VinL

Has Mr Cain any idea what Posse Comitatus is?


37 posted on 10/15/2011 4:34:42 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: marty60
I hear you, marty60. Loud and clear.

Cain has always been one of my three choices to take down Willard. After this insane remark, I'm not sure Cain is qualified to be a pot hole inspector.

38 posted on 10/15/2011 4:34:42 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: VinL

I would really like to see that video.

I’m sure we’ll get to see him talking about this soon.


40 posted on 10/15/2011 4:35:14 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: PapaBear3625
The electrified fence idea won't work

Well no, not by iteself. That's why we also need land mines.

41 posted on 10/15/2011 4:35:38 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: marty60

Yes, another amnesty supporting Perrywinkle.


42 posted on 10/15/2011 4:36:02 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrat)
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To: Williams

Electrocuting children and babies?

Certainly he’s not proposing that?

This has to be a joke.


43 posted on 10/15/2011 4:36:39 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: PapaBear3625

“...The electrified fence idea won’t work...
What’s needed is for the border patrol being allowed to shoot crossers...”
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Why can’t we do both?


44 posted on 10/15/2011 4:36:39 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: katieanna

I really hope he kind of sort of didn’t say this.
You talk about red meat for the press.
Sure hopes he has a really good rebuttal.


45 posted on 10/15/2011 4:37:33 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: VinL

I hope Cain doesn’t become a Curtis Le May. I’ve really liked him, but I’m beginning to worry that the lack of political experience is going to do him in. You can’t just say anything.


46 posted on 10/15/2011 4:37:46 PM PDT by cookcounty (2012 choice: It's the Tea Party or the Slumber Party.)
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To: VinL

If he really said that, he’s a bigger idiot than I thought.


47 posted on 10/15/2011 4:38:17 PM PDT by Krankor (Electrical banana Is gonna be a sudden craze Electrical banana Is bound to be the very next phase)
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To: tirednvirginia

“Electrocuting children and babies?”

Did you read the article? He said he would post a sign with a warning.


48 posted on 10/15/2011 4:38:29 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless)
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To: NYCslicker
I wonder what Rick Perry’s idea is?

Ohh...working realistically within the LAW?

49 posted on 10/15/2011 4:38:41 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: VinL

If fences don’t work, why is there one around the White House?????


50 posted on 10/15/2011 4:39:20 PM PDT by cookcounty (2012 choice: It's the Tea Party or the Slumber Party.)
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