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700 Mile Fence Meaningless Insult

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Last Edited: September 15, 2006, 8:55 pm

This is my first entry on my blog.  Well, to start I'll admit I'm not as eloquent at expressing my feelings as some members, but I do know what is in my heart. I won't post articles to make a point. You can watch the 11:00 news or read the newspaper. I'm not Left, Right or even somewhere in the Middle. I'm just an American who used to believe there was some kind of sanity and reasoning in government spending. 

During the time I typed the above paragraph, someone in this country probably died of AIDS or another deadly disease for which we need research grants. A child cried out in hunger because we don't have enough programs to shelter and feed the needy. A woman who works 50 hours a week has no health plan that will cover a visit to the doctor, so nobody will detect her cervical cancer before it's too late to save her. An 80 year old woman died alone in her rat infested HUD apartment, because her social security check wasn't enough to keep up with inflation and the price of oil. Another family was evicted from their home, because Dad or Mom (or both) lost their jobs to Outsourcing.

Don't be alarmed!  Today the House approved a bill to build a 700 mile fence along a 2,000 mile border between the United States and Mexico. I'm sure that will be a big comfort, the same way a Band-aid will stop that flesh-eating virus.  At an estimated cost of $2.2 billion, imagine what $3 million per mile would do for your community.

Remember when everyone thought that tougher laws prohibiting the use of marijuana would stop the drug problem in the United States? How about Prohibition? That was a big success. In fact, that time the government decided to keep something illegal out of the country, murder and other crime increased by about 75% and alcohol consumption was at an all time high.

By the way, I strongly believe in protecting our borders. However, here are some little tidbits of information. Not a single hijacker on 9/11 entered the United States by crossing the border illegally through Mexico. Out of the estimated 11 million illegals, about 40% entered this country using a student or work visa and got lost in the system. So why not spend our money wisely by enforcing a system already in place, and make the folks at U.S. Immigration do their jobs instead of creating a new one?

Next they'll be building a wall across Canada. Soon nobody will be able to get in or out. I can just picture a Sunday protest in front of City Hall - One group with signs “America, Love it Or Leave It” and the others yelling back “We can't – there's a big steel barricade in the way.” 

 






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emilygComment by emilyg - September 15, 2006, 9:39 pm
welcome to Blogville.    interesting post.
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Comment by Rip Snorter - September 15, 2006, 9:41 pm
Hi justx. Nice to see you blogging.
J
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Comment by fxsterling - September 15, 2006, 10:15 pm
Chicago had a problem with rats a few years back (about 1979)   they set up a drop off spots and cash rewards   the rats were gone in 3 weeks          1995   I saw buses picking up illegal worker     haven't seen a bus for ten years      It's time to pick a few up 1 billion buck could send a lot home or to work camps   problem over
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justxploringComment by justxploring - September 16, 2006, 3:28 am
Thanks Emily, Jack, Fx. Appreciate your comments.
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truecriticComment by truecritic - September 16, 2006, 6:07 am
Glad to see an interesting subject.

There was a joke around the net...dig a big ditch across anywhere Mexico touches the USA. Fill it with water. Then get some of them extra 'gators y'all have in Florida and stock it!
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rhowComment by rhow - September 16, 2006, 9:12 am
I believe the American people have a lot to do with this while we condon som of those people like Noriega,Winnie Mandela and the like by giving them tax dollars and slapping them on the hand when we feel they have been naughty. The American way of life is becoming a fantasy not because of the illegals but because of bureacracy unless we began to make those in the lageislative offices become accountable what will our children and granchildren have to look forward to, we mayjust ahve to retire to some foreign country to make on the little pittance of retirement money that we get because big business has began to faze out the American Labor Market by opening companies overseas and they call this industralizing those third world countries. It is not that people in America are looking for a hand out but a deceit living wage. The illegals are not our problem because to a greater or lesser degree none of us are native to this country except the American Indian. If an amiable soultion isn't found soon are we make the government accountable for it's wasting tax dollars we are all threatened with homelessness, hopelessness and despair because most of us live from one paycheck to the next and if we lose our job there isn't enough in savings to carry us over for very long.
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rhowComment by rhow - September 16, 2006, 9:20 am
I believe the American people have a lot to do with this while we condon some of those people like Noriega,Winnie Mandela and the like by giving them tax dollars and slapping them on the hand when we feel they have been naughty. The American way of life is becoming a fantasy not because of the illegals but because of bureacracy unless we began to make those in the legislative offices become accountable; what will our children and granchildren have to look forward to, we may just have to retire to some foreign country to make it on the little pittance of retirement money that we get. Big business has began to faze out the American Labor Market by opening companies overseas and they call this industralizing those third world countries. It is not that people in America are looking for a hand out but a decent living wage. The illegals are not our problem because to a greater or lesser degree none of us are native to this country with the exception of the American Indian. If an amiable solution isn't found soon and we don't make the government accountable for it's wasting tax dollars; we are all threatened with homelessness, hopelessness and despair because most of us are living from one paycheck to the next and if we lose our job there isn't enough in savings to carry us over for very long. Thanks this a wonderful way of life.
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TenajComment by Tenaj - September 16, 2006, 12:27 pm
Good first blog. It's your thoughts and I rather hear someone's thoughts rather than the usually political propaganda dug up and used to manipulate and sway public opinion.

I strongly agree with protecting our border too, but I say pull it up by the roots.
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Rick GComment by Rick G - September 16, 2006, 1:29 pm
Yes, a very good first blog. I loved the last sentence. Funny, but true.    When you're keeping people out, you're also keeping them in.

Thanks, Nancy...looking forward to your blogs in the future.

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