Carol Platt Liebau: Build the Fence

Friday, September 22, 2006

Build the Fence

If the Senate will approve the legislation, the President will sign a bill to build the 700 mile long border fence, and not a moment too soon -- along with other provisions to close illegal immigation loopholes.

After all, who knew it was against the law to go over a fence into the United States, but not under one?


Blogger Cliff said...

I'm all in favor of a fence, but if you do the math, 700 miles will cost about $900 a foot!

8:19 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

You should see the fence!!!!

Actually, though it does sound a bit pricey, we're talking the federal government here and neither party is particularly good at pinching pennies. But in this case, at least they're doing something about enforcing the borders. We can squabble about the cost later. Just get something done!

5:50 PM  
Blogger Editor said...

So much for tearing down that wall. Now we need one on our border due to Reagan's NAFTA failed policy.

10:49 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

Minor point here Editor -

The wall the President Reagan was talking about was aimed at keeping people IN. The wall we are talking about is aimed at keeping OUT. If someone wants to get in, we have laws that they are free to follow, however anyone, including you, Editor, can leave at their will, assuming that Mexico wants to let you in.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

Flomblog doesn't it depend what side of the wall one stands on?

8:05 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Not at all. The Mexican immigrants, and any from further south that were allowed to pass through Mexico, know that they are welcome as long as they do it properly. But for you, you shouldnt take the chance of leaving once the fence is up for fear you might not be allowed back in under any circumstances.

4:23 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...


The Berlin Wall was a jail - designed to keep people from, escaping to the west.

A proposal to insure closed borders and control inbound immegration is not at all the same.

One of the basic rights that a nation has is the right to secure its own borders.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Editor, Mexico will THROW YOU IN JAIL if you are illegaly in their country, should we do the same here?

1:10 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Marshall Art said,

We can squabble about the cost later. Just get something done!

Amen to that!

1:14 PM  

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