Skip to comments.Cain Proposes Electrified Border Fence
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 countrys 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.
Its going to be 20 feet high. Its going to have barbed wire on the top. Its going to be electrified. And theres 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 were going to shut off the back door so you dont have to sneak into America.
(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...
You betcha! Put those wind turbines to some GOOD use!
The president needs to communicate to Mexico that their people aren’t welcome here illegally. None have done that.
Build giant moats and fill them with lots of sharks that have fricken laser beams on their heads. Ohhhhh, laser beams.
I hope they power it with coal plants just to piss off more Rat party drones.
Works for me
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.
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!
Powered by a coal fired plant hopefully.
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.
More political ploys from Mister Gimmick!
Cain is one funny guy.
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!
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.
so...what’s the problem?
I still haven’t heard anyone explain how you can build a fence on the Rio Grande River.
“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.
born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
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
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!
Huh? Why not? Logistically an electric fence may not work alone, but put our guards on it...
All about the Cain train! I liked him before but these statements seal the deal...CAIN is the man!!
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.
I’ve dismissed ol HC but now he’s caught my attention. This should get Rick Perry to butch up on defending our border
“If he really said this then his rise is over”
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.
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!
YES! ... and with this proposal, an idiot to boot!
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.
Will it be manned with 999, .999 cal machine gun nests?
Exactly, he forgot to add Alligators to his mote, and for that reason I can no longer support him...
They'll just continually short out the fence, and climb over. Maybe 100KV or more would help?
If you simply crack down on illegals and employing illegals, they will go home and stay home. Because they have their own country.
“I wonder what Rick Perrys idea is?”
“President Foxs vision for an open border is a vision I embrace” -Rick Perry
Has Mr Cain any idea what Posse Comitatus is?
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.
I would really like to see that video.
I’m sure we’ll get to see him talking about this soon.
Well no, not by iteself. That's why we also need land mines.
Yes, another amnesty supporting Perrywinkle.
Electrocuting children and babies?
Certainly he’s not proposing that?
This has to be a joke.
“...The electrified fence idea won’t work...
What’s needed is for the border patrol being allowed to shoot crossers...”
Why can’t we do both?
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.
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.
If he really said that, he’s a bigger idiot than I thought.
“Electrocuting children and babies?”
Did you read the article? He said he would post a sign with a warning.
Ohh...working realistically within the LAW?
If fences don’t work, why is there one around the White House?????