Friday, September 15, 2006

Build it and they WONT come...

Today the house approved the building of a 700 mile fence along the Mexico-US border. This fence will cover approximately one third of the entire border area, and is expected to cost around $2 billion dollars to complete. The entire border "zone" is nearly 2000 miles long, and as of now we only have 75 miles of fencing to protect us from illegal immigration or terrorists crossing from Mexico. In my opinion this has been a long time coming, and it couldn’t have come quick enough. In recent months the border patrol has caught numerous men of "non-Mexican or Spanish decent", and upon further research it was determined that they were actually of Arab decent. This has lead to increasing concerns that terrorists are looking to use our porous southern border to sneak into this country. I look at this as a two tiered benefit; first we dramatically slow the influx of Spanish speaking illegals who are costing tax payers billions per year. Secondly, we can prevent terrorists from literally walking into our country with any number of weapons or “weaponized” agents. There is no good reason NOT to have a wall given that the Mexican authorities seem unwilling to help prevent people from heading north. Stopping illegal immigrant and stopping terrorism is a GOOD thing, and this wall can’t go up fast enough.


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