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To: Crusader21stCentury
Good. About time we quit bowing our knees at the feet of the interstate trucking industry. What sense does it make to allow these trucks in for 3 miles, unload them, reload them onto "U.S." trucks and then haul them another 30 or 300 or 3000? How much does that add to the price of consumer goods? What an unnecessary waste of resources.

Additionally, Mexico is an ally, not an enemy. The xenophobia of some in our conservative community is unwarranted. Making some common sense moves and agreements with friends is important. This is, I believe, one of those moves.

On a TOTALLY unrelated subject, I believe all this flak about Saudi Arabia is going to be proven to be much ado about nothing. I believe there is so much going on under the table, the press is going to be stunned when it comes out...if it ever does. We will win the War on Terror, and I believe the Saudis, whose self-interest alone dictates they back the winning team, are playing along in covert ways.

30 posted on 11/27/2002 3:08:18 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat
You need lots more recovering democrat .... people with your attitude only seem to finally get it when they wake up in line BEHIND some Illegal, praying for a decent job.
60 posted on 11/27/2002 3:47:43 PM PST by CIBvet
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To: Recovering_Democrat
The xenophobia of some in our conservative community is unwarranted

It isn't xenophobia. It's border security.

We can't know what's loaded on the trucks, and they don't inspect every truck at the border.

Very easy to stick a nuke on one and drive it to your friendly naive US destination...

81 posted on 11/27/2002 4:16:21 PM PST by DAnconia55
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Additionally, Mexico is an ally, not an enemy. The xenophobia of some in our conservative community is unwarranted.

With an "ally" like Mexico, who needs enemies. Also, I wish Mexico wasn't so dang racist and xenophobic, what with a national population that is 92% Latino. I guess they just don't like having too many non-brown faces in Mexico. Hey, President Fox, you ever hear of multiculturalism or diversity?

130 posted on 11/27/2002 5:09:00 PM PST by judgeandjury
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Smearing conservatives as xenophobic is plain wrong. They are angry at a politician who presented himself as a moral man during a presidential election then talks like he doesn't understand the term "illegal" when it is combined with "alien".

I find it hard to continue trusting a President who is trying to get me to go along with an amnesty plan that I know would encourage more incursions along our southern border. Besides, it is plain wrong and a violation of our laws. (It is our laws and justice system that makes the U.S. different than most other place. Here I don't have to bribe a civil clerk to get my car out of impound; I did have to pay a bribe when I lived in Spain.)

A guest worker plan for temporary migrants I can accept. Amnesty for millions who came here illegally? No.

202 posted on 11/27/2002 7:50:36 PM PST by goody2shooz
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Additionally, Mexico is an ally, not an enemy.

You validated my opinion that you DO NOT know what you're talking about. I am NOT going to get into a debate about the trucks...my comment only refers to your above statement.

223 posted on 11/28/2002 5:30:34 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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