Another Obvious Story

November 17, 2005

We need a fence on the southern border… Preferably one that is electrified, and has “frickin’ laser beams” on the ten feet deep razor wire strung across the top of the fence.

I know I’m going overboard, but when it gets as bad as it is now with the streaming influx of humanity, something needs to be done.

I would like to direct your attention to the following site:

A few talking points from the site include:

**Illegal immigration into the United States is out of control, particularly across our southern border.

**Several members of Congress and Governors have declared states of emergency.
The problem is not merely the number of illegal immigrants.

**In addition to the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from Central and South America, there are several hundreds, perhaps thousands, of illegal aliens from countries that sponsor terrorism or harbor terrorists entering the United States each year across our border with Mexico. Thus, it is a national security issue as well as an immigration issue.

All of the above have been mentioned multiple times by me in other posts: here, here, and here, just to name a few.

I think it is so painfully obvious that a fence is a logical choice, but people start equating it with the Berlin wall. (It also fits perfectly with the screamin’ lefties that call Bush a Hitler clone.) But, there’s a huge difference that most people fail to grasp; besides the general stupidity of calling anyone Hitler, other than Hitler. The Berlin wall was erected to keep citizens in, while a southern border wall would be erected to keep people (ILLEGALS) out. Combine the fence with additional border patrol, and declare a state of emergency across the entire southern border region so you can employ the National Guard until the fence is complete, and you have a good start on something that should have been done 20 years ago.

**A secure, state-of-the-art border fence must be one element of any comprehensive effort to address the illegal immigration problem.

**Similar fences in Israel have reduced terrorist attacks by up to 95%.

**Until the border is secured and the tide of illegal immigration is stemmed, proposals to adjust immigration quotas, whether up or down, are doomed to ineffectiveness.

**A border fence is entirely compatible with a guest worker program. In fact, a guest worker program would be reduced to irrelevance without such a fence.

The best arguments for a fence comes partly from the website linked above with the statement about the Israeli fence. Another argument for the fence has been noted by me before, and is mentioned here, in a USA Today article:

“…Hunter points to the experience in San Diego, where the number of illegal migrants arrested is one-sixth of what it was before the fence was built.”


Even at the Homeland Security Department, which opposes building a border-long fence, Secretary Michael Chertoff this fall waived environmental laws so that construction can continue on a 14-mile section of fence near San Diego that has helped border agents stem the flow of illegal migrants and drug runners.

I always catch hell when I go off on this subject. But I really don’t care about that. It’s time America understood you don’t have a country if you don’t have borders.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, (R) California sums up the issue best:

“You have to be able to enforce your borders,” says California Rep. Duncan Hunter, the Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He’s proposing a fence from San Diego to Brownsville, Texas. “It’s no longer just an immigration issue. It’s now a national security issue.”


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