Re: border securty, aye
Why is the there such issue with those of us that favor border security? The interest in securing the border, in my opinion, goes far past just the issue of immigration. Another way to say it is if we cannot control who comes into the country and when then just about all other conversations on security has a real issue. The drug trade, terrorism, whatever else. All of those conversations have a stake in border security as well as the issue of immigration control. However, it is an important aspect of immigration as well thus should be considered in any conversation about dealing with what happens to those here illegally now. I am not sure myself about calling for some 2000+ mile wall (new, different, addition, completion, or otherwise) as what we have now seems to be a small road bump for those coming in but something does need to change. Part of me is in favor of something as extreme as a wall with respect to what other solutions are there? What other choice do we have but to consider thinking of soultions like a wall to deal with what every other solutions to date has not stopped? I understand the cost is there for something along these lines but at the same time what are we spending on all of these other failed mechanisms in "border security" now? What are we spending now fighting the drug trade, as an example, all the while having this step of entry into the country being something that we obviously cannot control? I am not sure that we will ever get it completely secure but something is needed to improve what is there now.
- Frustrated Independent
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people.” - Penn Jillette amazingly enough, and I agree.