The border fence won’t work

May 21st, 2006

As long as people can dig beneath a fence, generic viagra healing a fence won’t stop illegal immigration.

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  • 1. Fuzz Martin  |  May 22nd, 2006 at 6:27 am

    Other ways around fences:

    tunnel through
    drive over
    drive through
    drive around

    Better than a fence: land mines.
    Even better than a fence: Mexico to improve way of life for its own citizens.
    Most likely to succeed: status quo.

  • 2. Brian  |  May 22nd, 2006 at 7:17 am

    I don’t think even the author’s of the proposal think ‘a fence’ in and of itself will work. A fence is a barrier, meant to deter and channel traffic. It only works with overwatch.

    You back the fence up with boots on the ground, policing, effective laws and social controls.

    At the last .. someting needs to be done. A nation that permits defacto open immigration with no controls (physical, legal, social) may be a number of things but it is not a nation.

  • 3. Administrator  |  May 22nd, 2006 at 9:58 am

    I agree with both you guys.

    The only real way to change a behavior is to change the incentives.

    And nothing we’re talking about doing seems to take care of that to me.

  • 4. Chris  |  May 22nd, 2006 at 10:54 pm

    land mines you forgot you could back stop the fence with land mines. Imagine what a 50 yard deep swath from Brownsville to San Diego would do to stop illegals from crossing the border. But since I am a kind soul I would put a fence or two in front of the mine fields so they would really have to work at getiting blown up.

  • 5. Administrator  |  May 23rd, 2006 at 8:42 am

    Chris, I can’t argue with your methodology.

    Landmines would indeed cut down on illegal immigration. ;)

  • 6. Brian  |  May 23rd, 2006 at 9:53 am

    land mines you forgot you could back stop the fence with land mines.

    Please. A mine field is a barrier just as much as a fence. Useless without overwatch.

    I know what would work, and it would not cost the taxpayer a dime. Declare the area 150 miles north of the border a free trade zone.

  • 7. Administrator  |  May 23rd, 2006 at 10:43 am


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