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9.23.2006

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

...as that old school liberal Robert Frost once lamented. And now:

When it comes to the border, we’re all Neanderthals now.

When the amateur border guards, the Minutemen, first set up with their lawn chairs and binoculars at the U.S.-Mexico border and started talking about the need to build a fence, polite opinion scoffed. Now, the fence almost represents a consensus position, embraced by the left and right alike, from likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to the rabble-rousing pro-enforcement conservative Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado.

Sixty-four Democrats just voted with Republicans in the House to pass legislation authorizing 700 miles of double-layered fence along the border. The Senate recently voted 94-3 to spend nearly $2 billion on 370 miles’ worth of fencing and will take up the House bill soon. As the panicked National Immigration Law Center says, “In recent days, there has been a serious deterioration of the position of pro-immigrant forces in Congress.”


If anyone wants to know how such border protections work, we can benchmark our Mexican compadres---who enforce border security with great brutality on their southern border.

What's Spanish for "hypocrite"?

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