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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Why Not Militarize the Border

Last nights speech by the President he mentioned using National Guard troops on the border with Mexico, at least as a stopgap, until the Border Patrol trains enough new agents to take over the work they will be doing.

This has raised some concerns among Democrats and immigration activists about the "militarization" of the border.

I guess the real question is, what's the problem with that idea? Why is it wrong to use our military to keep unwanted, uninvited "guests" out of the country? One of the major purposes of the military is to secure the country from foriegn intruders. If illegal immgrants don't qualify for that title, then who does?

They already run guns across the border, along with drugs, and humans for that matter. Why not use a force designed to repel invaders to, well, repel invaders? Why not used people who are trained to find people hiding and sneaking around in the brush to find people doing just that?

So folks, especially those against the idea, what is the problem, and why shouldn't we use the military to help guard the border?

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Blogger Paula said...

I think it's fine...and we could have a SETI type thingie, too, where they put up a camera every 10 yards and a blogger watches it. They could have a special key to alert the guards if they see any suspicious shadows. All the peeps who are soooo upset about the illegals would totally volunteer!

5:29 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

I'm sure they'd find tons of volunteers.

7:46 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

On the whole I don't have a problem with using the military in this role, but I am concerned about the possibility of deadly force (as that is what the military does.) If it is found necessary it would be a foreign relations disaster like no other.

7:51 PM  
Blogger C.I.R. Deputy said...

What this PROVES is that the liberals are against using our forces overseas to fight our enemies; they are also against them standing our borders to secure the homeland.

Conclusion, get rid of the military. I mean they never willing to use the armed forces, I would like a liberal to explain to me at what point in time we are to use the forces?

"but I am concerned about the possibility of deadly force (as that is what the military does.)"

Isn't that what they said circa Katrina? The National Guard was going to come in and just start shooting people because "that's what they do." How many people were shot? Who got the job done in the end there? Exactly.

The left wants the NG to attend to disasters. That is all? I mean NATIONAL GUARD. From those words I would assume they are to GUARD our NATION. Hence, put them on the border.

As for an international incident. What will happen? Mexico will invade us? Oh wait, that is already happening!

10:07 AM  
Blogger Lone Pony said...

"...why shouldn't we use the military to help guard the border?"

Because that would make sense. Heaven forbit we do what is logical.

6:39 PM  
Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Maybe we could trade 2 or 3 hippies or liberals for every educated, hardworking immigrant.

That'd get my vote!

5:24 PM  
Blogger C.I.R. Deputy said...

Works for me. Although that is not a fair trade. I mean in all honesty, one hard working immigrant does the work and contributes to our society more than at least 10 hippies/liberals.

11:11 AM  
Blogger on-my-mind said...

Excellent comments! You guys/gals rock!

10:55 AM  

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