Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Incredible Disappearing Border Fence

This was sent to me by John Burtis, and is written by Michelle Malkin:

Last fall, Democrats and Republicans in Washington responded to continued public outrage over border chaos by passing the "Secure Fence Act." Did you question the timing? You should have. It's no coincidence they finally got off their duffs to respond just before the 2006 midterm elections. Lawmakers vowed grandiosely to keep America safe. The law specifically called for "at least 2 layers of reinforced fencing, the installation of additional physical barriers, roads, lighting, cameras and sensors" at five specific stretches of border totaling approximately 700 miles...

More than a year after the law's passage, the citizen watchdog group Grassfire reports that just five miles of double-layer fencing has been built in the first 12 months of implementation of the act. Five lousy miles.

No surprise there. Washington is so out of touch with most of the country, intimidated as they are by the Media, advocacy groups, corporations, as well as memories of the Civil Rights Era, they are too fearful to upset Hispanic groups. Even the unprecedented attack on our homeland of 9/11 isn't excuse enough for politicians to defend our borders.