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“Border Security” Is NOT “Border Security” Without A Long, Strong, High, Double-Sided Fence
Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | July 31,2014 | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 08/01/2014 4:08:29 PM PDT by Hojczyk

Today I read Bill Kristol’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: bordersecurity
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1 posted on 08/01/2014 4:08:29 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

GOPe good cop/bad cop.

Hewitt is not credible with regard to any political strategy.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 4:12:09 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Hojczyk
Hewitt, you ignorant slut. Congress already passed a Secure Fence Act back in 2006. Where did the money and authorization go for that one?


3 posted on 08/01/2014 4:13:45 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Hojczyk

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.


4 posted on 08/01/2014 4:20:47 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Hojczyk

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.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 4:21:32 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Hojczyk
House GOP "leadership" concept of a border fence.

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6 posted on 08/01/2014 4:21:33 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Hojczyk; All
A fence was settled 8 years ago. Do a search on "The Secure Fence Act of 2006"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Fence_Act_of_2006

7 posted on 08/01/2014 4:23:51 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

And a fence only stops 60% of the illegal aliens. 40% of them come here legally and overstay their visas.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 4:29:07 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Hojczyk
Thanks for noticing, Hugh.

Every dollar spent on a real double fence saves $100 dollars spent housing, feeding, educating, counseling, lawyering, medicating, arresting, and incarcerating illegal aliens.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 4:32:01 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kabar

I agree with you. The fence stops the flow at the source, and then an Eisenhower-like process can do the interior enforcement.


10 posted on 08/01/2014 4:33:44 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: kabar

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.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 4:34:26 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Cobra64

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.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 4:39:04 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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I like this graphic. Thanks.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 4:40:16 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“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?


14 posted on 08/01/2014 4:40:52 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
We need to fully implement the US-VISIT program that was passed in 1996. It is a system to track and deport visa overstays. We get over 50 million foreign visitors a year. There are 900,000 foreign students including 80,000 from Saudi Arabia.

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.

15 posted on 08/01/2014 4:44:57 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Hojczyk; dfwgator

>>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.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 4:45:16 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Salvation
It's simple and makes a very clear point.

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:


17 posted on 08/01/2014 4:56:00 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
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.

Please report to the nearest Obama Re-education Center for sensitivity, tolerance, and diversity training, you racist.

18 posted on 08/01/2014 4:59:24 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 5:00:38 PM PDT by grania
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20 posted on 08/01/2014 5:06:12 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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