Saturday, January 21, 2006
Our Newest Op Ed
- By David Tatosian
From Sumeria to the present, city-states, towns and nations have erected walls and outposts to protect themselves.
Except, apparently, for the United States of America.
Our 1,951-mile border with Mexico is the only spot, in the entire history of civilization, where a barrier won't work.
Border Patrol agents taking fire, terrorists and narco terrorists smuggling drugs, arms and munitions, entire cities of strangers illegally entering the country weekly, but we're told a fence is doomed to failure.
Mort Kondrake (hoping to reign in the "talk-show claque" (1) feels tougher enforcement is not the answer. He refers to National Immigration Forum (the folks who helped give us the Immigrant Worker Freedom Ride (2) estimates of average arrest costs along the border increasing from $300 in 1992 to $1,700 in 2002.
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