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Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Fence Around The Border Bandwagon

Cross posted from Red Hot Cuppa Politics

So, Madame Hillary's on the border bandwagon, which just might be about to slam into a fence.

From NewYorkDailyNews, from an interview Friday:

"...As for how to stem the tide of illegal immigrants, "A physical structure is obviously important," she said. "A wall in certain areas would be appropriate," as long as it was not a "dumb wall" ....

Advocating "smart fencing," she added, "There is technology that would be in the fence that could spot people coming from 250 or 300 yards away and signal patrol agents who could respond."(click here if you want to read the rest of how she's planning to pander to potential voters -- FB)

Too bad nobody's advocating a wall around dumb politicians. But, Hillary's already late since the MinuteMen are already on it.

While our lawmakers are two-steppin' around the issue, the dangerous point of American fed-upedness has been more than reached. Of course, Madame Hillary understands this; the problem is that to her, it's all about politics, and all about winning in 2008. It's an issue she'll run on, then kind of conveniently forget. Everybody's been promising to provide energy alternatives for thirty years, too, for example.This is the issue that will lose Congress for Republicans, which is too bad, since the alternative is that Democrats control Congress (and our nation's enemies around the world rejoice).Bill Frist says he's listening.

From MSNBC: WASHINGTON - Majority Leader Bill Frist intends to seek Senate passage of immigration legislation by Memorial Day, hoping to revive a bill that tightens border security while giving millions of illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship, Republican leadership aides said Friday.

In a gesture to conservative critics of the measure, Frist and other Republicans also intend to seek roughly $2 billion in immediate additional spending for border protection.The aides said the money would allow for training of Border Patrol agents, construction of detention facilities for immigrants caught entering the country illegally, the purchase of helicopters and surveillance aircraft and construction of a fence in high-traffic areas.

Well, that sounds good, if Frist can bear to offend Dirty Hankie Reed, and Teddy Kennedy. But, the MinuteMen might have already build the wall by then.

That average American citizens are willing and able to start building a wall should be some kind of clarion call to Washington. If the MinuteMan wall gets constructed, it will be done in a fraction of the time, and at a fraction of the cost that federal intervention would require.

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