The Weekly Sedition

Thursday, 7 August 2008

America’s Borders Are NOT Open

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , — weeklysedition @ 4:41 PM

America’s Borders Are NOT Open
by Mike Blessing [ kcufmedia@gmail.com ]

Back in April of this year, I wrote an article titled “Bring It On, Al-Qaeda!”  where I suugested that we should welcome the imaginary invasion that the Busheviks say is right around the corner if the American population stops supporting their ultra-left adventurism abroad in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

The points of the article were that if Al-Qaeda really wanted to commit more acts of terrorism against America, they would be over here doing it, and that such a campaign would be quite easily contained by Americans exercising their natural, civil, Constitutional, human right to own and carry weapons.

Anyway, a few days later (6 April), some doofus posts a comment that “WE’RE READY FOR YOU WITH OUR OPEN BORDER!!!”

If the border (I’m assuming that the poster is talking about the southern border with Mexico?) is “wide open” as suggested, then why do people coming north without permission from Washington DC have to sneak across that imaginary line in the sand? Why do they have to risk life and limb being crammed into a semi trailer with a hundred other people in 100-plus-degree heat, without water or sufficient ventilation, to cross that line if the border was “open” as suggested? Why don’t these people just walk or ride across in the open if the border is as “open” as posited by the border-closers?

The fact remains that America’s borders are NOT open as suggested – there’s whole agencies of the federal government devoted to patrolling them, i.e. the Border Patrol, U.S. Customs, among others. Governor Richardson has called for National Guard units to be posted on that same southern border.

What puzzles me about this “issue” is that people who are otherwise staunch advocates for Liberty call for the border to be sealed, physically. I’m not even sure if that’s possible. And one thing that they forget is that a government powerful enough to keep all of the lettuce pickers out is powerful enough to keep us in.


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