No. of Recommendations: 6
<Non-breechable barriers along the border where foot traffic is highest risk, makes perfect sense. This combined with sensing technology means border agents can spend their time elsewhere for the best border security mix.>

All of what you say is logical. To me it actually falls into the realm of common sense.

It boggles the mind that people on the other side refuse to concede that walls in fact do work. The idea of tearing down existing walls and just letting everyone who wants to come in anytime they want is absolutely insane. Some of the states that push for such lunacy are places where their budgets are already strained to the limits. Inviting in millions more people who will heavily drain existing resources is a fast path to a financial death spiral.

The wall in all its forms is not meant to be 100% effective. It is meant to provide friction. IOW, it puts a meaningful impediment in the way of those who are intent on committing an illegal act. They may well take on the added burden of trying another means of accomplishing their goal. Many or most will not.

Once built, more technological resources including drones can be used to monitor the border. This allows your human resources to be assigned to where they would be most effective. Some of the improved allocation would help to improve the catch rates on the regular border passages. It will only work if there is an honest desire to fix the problem. Yet Pelosi and her crew seem determined to oppose this simply for the sake of opposing it. There is certainly not a morality play involved in this.

The democratic congresswomen from the San Antonio area is not only against building new walls. She has called for the existing wall in SA to come down. One only needs to look at the stark differences between the San Antonio side of the wall and the Juarez, Mexico side. Talk about the tale of two cities. Violent crime, including so many murders is the rule of the day in Juarez. San Antonio is a relatively peaceful place. It is also an Hispanic majority city. But the congresswomen sees this as a racist policy. I do not see how keeping the wall in place is racist. Once again, ethnicity is not a race. These arguments are never on the merits. They are always about making a sideshow. The media will never report honestly on these matters as long as the stupidity is coming from people on their side.

Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.