Skip to comments.“Border Security” Is NOT “Border Security” Without A Long, Strong, High, Double-Sided Fence
Posted on 08/01/2014 4:08:29 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Today I read Bill Kristols assessment and realize that the House GOP leadership has no idea what they are doing on the topic of border security, which absolutely requires a long, strong, high, double-sided fence with a road running between the two fences. This fence project is a necessary though not sufficient condition to border security, emphasis on necessary. Other things, like visa reform, are also key, but the double-sided fence is what voters want to see built.
Consultants and pollsters have told the House GOP leadership that they must be for border security, but that they cannot be for the only thing on which genuine border security depends a fence. This creates the dilemma of having to pretend to be for border security when in fact you are doing nothing to advance it because without the fence project, nothing will work.
Because the elected lack the courage to make the common-sense argument that a law forbidding unpermitted entry is in fact a legal fence that assumes physical fences where necessary, the electeds lose the argument with their base and with the undecided public that knows the score. Bill Kristol is right.
Kill the fake border security bill and go home until the House leadership gets serious about passing a real border security bill. The president is already losing the election single-handedly by allowing the world to slide towards chaos. It would make sense for the House GOP to pass a bill based on good policy a fence but it makes no sense to throw the president a rope via a self-inflicted political wound over a pretend border security bill that everyone knows is a fake bill.
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GOPe good cop/bad cop.
Hewitt is not credible with regard to any political strategy.
Wherever they put these fences they work forcing interlopers to have to travel dozens of miles out into the desert in order to try to get around them.
And for many of them it is such an inconvenience that they just give up and go back and sit down for a cerveza and a siesta.
Any time you hear an Open Borders-type say a border fence would not worrk you can be sure he/she is saying it because they know it would work. Better late than never but millions could have been prevented from breaking into this country had one been built. And alas, despite the flood tide, one is not about to be built now.
And a fence only stops 60% of the illegal aliens. 40% of them come here legally and overstay their visas.
Every dollar spent on a real double fence saves $100 dollars spent housing, feeding, educating, counseling, lawyering, medicating, arresting, and incarcerating illegal aliens.
I agree with you. The fence stops the flow at the source, and then an Eisenhower-like process can do the interior enforcement.
The fence stops the most illiterate and parasitical types. If you flew into the USA on a work or student visa, at least you have SOMETHING to offer, maybe.
I fail to see what a pregnant 17 year old gal from Guatemala offers us. Or a 17 year old gang banger from El Salvador.
So yes, build the fence.
That fence bill only authorized fencing 750 out of 2,000 miles. I think they didn’t even build 100 new miles before Congress declared the border secure, and spent the money elsewhere.
Which means that if both the open border Rats and GOPes don’t want to build a fence, it won’t be built, despite a bill.
BIG OTOH: If a GOP presidential candidate runs on building the fence, on extending the successful San Diego double fence all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, in his first year, he will win the 2016 election in a landslide. If he spoke in terms of putting a man on the moon, the Panama Canal, America’s greatness, “We built the Empire State Building in 410 days, we can build the double fence even faster!”
Contract out 100 mile sections to be built to the San Diego standard, put in big late penalties and early bonuses, and we’d have it all done in one year. But only if a president demands it, and pushes it as his signature issue.
I like this graphic. Thanks.
“Hewitt, you ignorant slut. Congress already passed a Secure Fence Act back in 2006. Where did the money and authorization go for that one?”
I can answer that but you won’t like it. Kay Bailey Hutchison, RINO extrordinaire from TX helped take the funds and channel them elsewhere. At least that’s what I read. The authorization is still there as far as I know it just got defunded. Ain’t life grand?
An Operation Wetback type effort like Eisenhower used will not work when the illegal aliens are scattered all the country. We need to shut off the job magnet and make it as unwelcoming as possible to stay here. Attrition thru enforcement is the way to go. The choice is not between a blanket amnesty and mass deportation.
>>border security, which absolutely requires a long, strong, high, double-sided fence with a road running between the two fences. <<
What is a double-sided fence? I am quite sure that I have never seen a single-sided fence.
Here's a related one I made.
It takes about five minutes on MS "Paint" (on almost every PC) to take images and caption and frame them.
I just made this one:
Please report to the nearest Obama Re-education Center for sensitivity, tolerance, and diversity training, you racist.
I like my idea better. That would be the US military take over the northernmost 10 miles of Mexico and turn it into a DMZ. It would be totally justified since Mexico has enabled our being invaded by Central American (and other) hordes.
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