Bad Idea!

President Bush will announce plans on Monday to deploy thousands of National Guard troops along the U.S.-Mexico border to support efforts to catch more illegal immigrants, as he tries to placate conservatives demanding a tougher policy. (via Yahoo)

The whole illegal immigration debate has gone crazy! What a colossal waste of money and manpower. Does anyone think that this will do any good? If so, please comment here! I’d love to understand how a few thousand people are going to lock down one of the most frequently crossed borders in the world. A border that’s almost two thousand miles long and generally run’s through the middle of isolated areas (i.e. mountains and deserts).

Even if it did slow illegal immigration, what good would that do? We’re still left with the millions of illegals already here.

Oh, one more thing, don’t preach to me about security, because our border with Canada is even less defended than Mexico, and our ports can be more porous than either. The fact no one is willing to admit, is that we can defend against an invasion, but we’ll never be able to defend perfectly against a handful of terrorists and still retain our most precious freedoms. Look at Israel as an example, their security is much stricter than ours, yet terrorist routinely are able to compromise their defenses…

Armies are meant to kill people and break things. Put them on the border and God help it when some 18 year old (American) kid ends up shooting some even younger (Mexican) kid (or family), just because they’re trying to make a better life for themselves.


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