Friday, October 13, 2006
To Wall or Not To Wall
In a CQ post, I commented about this issue.
In order to operate in a free society, the rules in place must be followed (or changed). If not followed, then enforced. Obviously, the rules regarding immigration are not being followed, and it appears the U.S. public is not interested in changing them, so they must be enforced.
Therefore, a wall is needed. Ask Israel.
Comparison between the U.S./Mexico wall and the Berlin wall can only occur at the level that they are (were) both walls. The purposes and effects were completely different. If a comparison is to be made, compare the U.S. wall with the Israel/Palestine wall. The purpose is the same - keep people out who should not be entering (except that we don't have to worry about suicide bombers at this time). And hopefully the effect will be the same - less unauthorized movement across the border.