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Saturday, June 22, 2013

A country with a fence around it.

In a clip from Foxnews Kirsten Powers says  "I don't want to live in a country with a fence around it."

In this context a trigger is a requirement of 90% border security before certain steps are taken in the path to citizenship for the current illegal immigrants.

Ms. Powers says that the people who want a trigger are just using that idea to keep all immigrants out.  I have heard it said that people who assume that other people --- fill in the blank --- are themselves inclined to do   that which they accuse others of doing.  Ms. Powers made no distinction between legal and illegal immigrants.  That suggests that what she really favors is open borders.  But it wouldn't do to admit that would it?


  1. My views on border security are "evolving" (that is the million dollar word in politics these days, right?) but the border fence makes me uneasy. I can't help but think that this is one of those instances where symbols matter. Should we build the same fence along the Canadian border?

    Also, how high is the fence going to be? 20 feet high? If they do end up building more fence I think it would be wise to invest in a business that makes 21 foot ladders.

  2. It would be interesting to know how many of those advocating an open border live in gated communities.