Within days of the approval of a 700 mile fence along the southern border, Republican leaders struck several deals to almost ensure that it wouldn't be built or that it was changed to a "virtual fence" rather than a true physical barrier to entry. According to the Washington Post deals were made to allocate the initial $1.2 billion into things other than the fence and with Indian tribes that would require them to approve any border fencing built.
That's right people, Republican leaders are working against our national security and accomplishments made for border security just days after its approval. Showing that the whole border agreement was a simple election ploy while working behind the scenes to ensure that the continued flood of leeching illegal alien labor pours across our border and fattens the wallets of their corporate contributors.
It's not much of a surprise, but I was surprised that they would so blatantly slap the American people in the face. The approval of the border fence has been flaunted by many politicians as showing they are tough of illegal immigration, but then a minute later try to secretly destroy the thing they claim they are so proud of.
Well we here at The Realm will not stay quite on this. I will hunt down these traitorous politicians and out them for what they are and the American people can make a decision whether they want this continued bullshit to continue or if they will make them pay severely at the polls.
Even if you're not concerned about the illegal immigration issue, or don't see it as a top priority, you have to admit that any politician who would so openly claim to support something while working against it behind the scenes just proves that they are probably doing the same thing with other issues that you may consider very important. These people need to be tossed out.
the House and Senate gave the Bush administration leeway to distribute the money to a combination of projects -- not just the physical barrier along the southern border. The funds may also be spent on roads, technology and "tactical infrastructure" to support the Department of Homeland Security's preferred option of a "virtual fence."
in a late-night concession to win over wavering Republicans, GOP congressional leaders pledged in writing that Native American tribes, members of Congress, governors and local leaders would get a say in "the exact placement" of any structure, and that Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff would have the flexibility to use alternatives "when fencing is ineffective or impractical."
President Bush signed the ... bill Wednesday in Scottsdale, Ariz., without referring to the 700-mile barrier. Instead, he highlighted the $1.2 billion that Congress provided for an unspecified blend of fencing, vehicle barriers, lighting and technology such as ground-based radar, cameras and sensors.
"That's what the people of this country want," the president said. "They want to know that we're modernizing the border so we can better secure the border."
No President Bush, that's not what the American people want. The American people want something that works. We have tried this "virtual fence" approach with sensors and cameras two times now. Both times it has not worked, been neglected and cost the US taxpayers billions in wasted money. Now you want to try the same damn thing again rather than putting up a physical barrier once and for all and being done with it.
Sometimes I wonder about the sanity of both President Bush and the people who believe this total line of crap about virtual fencing.
Virtual Fences Do Not Work!
They've been tried and they have failed.
The office of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) yesterday released a letter from House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) promising to ensure that Chertoff has discretion over whether to build a fence or choose other options. Homeland Security officials must also consult with U.S., state and local representatives on where structures are placed.
That's just great, let's put the implementation and approval into the hands of leaders along the border that have proven time and time again not to address the issue. They declare themselves sanctuary cities thus actually approving of more illegal aliens, yet we should put control of our national borders into their hands.
It's simply ludicrous.