What would "securing the border" look like?Submitted by dwalters on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 18:43
Searching Youtube for "Border Patrol Checkpoint" returns over 60,000 results. While many of the hits could possibly be unrelated, scanning the first twenty pages demonstrates that Americans are quickly becoming opponents of the Nazi style checkpoints where border agents often become perturbed if victims wish not to "show their papers." With all the lobbying for "securing the borders" as of late, this realization begs the question - What would "securing the borders" look like?
There's little doubt that, if immigration reform were to be passed by K Street's leashed DC puppies, bolstering of "border security" would be at the top of the list. Along with the addition of large numbers of personnel living off the public dole that would be hired to carry out the treachery, the united States would also likely find itself locked inside a barbed wire cage where sentry towers are a common site. I have a sneaking suspicion that the military will be involved as well. If one were to paint a picture of "The Land of the Free," I doubt it would look like this:
To achieve their distopian dream, the demagogues are screaming at full volume. They are even pushing a story that dead babies are washing ashore. If that story happens to be true (which I doubt - as no source is given in the orginal article), I wouldn't be surprised if some of the higher-ups of the Red Party personally drove down to the Rio Grande to drown a few to help make it believable. Demagogues are only concerned with pushing their own agendas.
How do you suppose the everyday lives of the people who live along the borders would be affected by the occupation "securing the borders" would entail? How do you suppose travel through the border regions would change? How do you suppose the new "border security" would be used in the event the economy of the united States plunged to its death, and people attempted a mass exodus? How long would it be before a foreign leader said - "Mr. President, tear down that wall!"?
One thing is for sure, if the number of videos on Youtube regarding border checkpoints is any indication of the level of dissatisfaction on the part of the People, the "border security" already in place seems rather unpopular.
Don't trust the State to "secure the border." If more unconstitutional checkpoints and militarized borders are what you want, that's what you'll get. Truly, they don't give a damn about immigration - unless it can serve their interests. Trusting the State to do so is akin to a lady going on a second date with a man that raped her the first time around but, somehow, expecting not to get raped again.