Thursday, July 3, 2014

Charles Krauthammer’s “Fences” Question Puts Our Open Borders in a Whole New Light

There’s a reason why Charles Krauthammer is an American Pulitzer Prize winner whose weekly newspaper columns are featured in over 400 newspapers worldwide.

It’s because he can take a highly controversial topic and melt it down into language that’s understandable to even the most self-deceived individual, even if the most self-deceived individual doesn’t want to listen.

On Bill O’Reilly’s The O’Reilly Factor, Krauthammer was asked how America should secure its currently unguarded and exceptionally unsafe borders.

Here’s his answer:

“You start with a fence. It's very simple. People say, 'Oh, fences don't work. You make a ladder.' Well, then you build two fences, triple strand fences. San Diego did that in the mid 90's and within a decade, the illegal immigration rate at that point was reduced by 90% and people ended up going through other places like Arizona. 

“If fences don't work, why is there one around the White House? If they don't work, why is it that the Israeli fence which separate Israel from the West Bank has cut down terror attacks within Israel by 99%. Fences work. Yes, there are parts of the border where you can't have a fence, fine. So you don't have it in those areas and you do heavy patrols. But there is no reason why a rich country like us cannot put a fence across -- a double fence, a triple fence and patrol it all the time. That would have a tremendous impact.”

My favorite line in there is “If fences don’t work, why is there one around the White House?” Which begs a few other questions, including:

Why doesn’t President Obama remove his security forces monitoring the White House?

Why doesn’t he refocus those men and women’s duties to include feeding, sheltering and relocating everyone who comes through the doors seeking his help or demanding favors?

Why doesn’t he tell all visitors that they’re welcome to all of his resources and privileges even though they didn’t go through the proper channels to achieve them?

None of that is ever gonna happen, of course, since Obama isn’t an idiot. He’s only evil.

But Krauthammer’s “fences” question is still an awesome line to give the next person who argues that protecting our borders is racist or unnecessary.

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