Friday, July 20, 2007

Open letter to Seantor Cornyn

Senator Cornyn, First off I want to thank and congratulate you on your principled stand against Amnesty. Now it is time for you to step up again. You have publicly stated that if you have anything to do with it, border towns will be given "input" into where and what sort of fence will be built along the border. This is a bad idea for a number of reasons. First off, the desires of a border community cannot trump National Security concerns. Sure they want unfettered access to the border. They make a significant sum of their money from legitimate cross-border commerce. They also make a significant sum of money from drug and human smugglers. Legitimate cross-border commerce is in no way bad, if anything it slightly compensates for the billions of dollars that flow southward every year, but a fence would not affect legitimate commerce.
There will be gates and access points at all the current controlled crossings just as there are now. The only commerce that will be affected is the illegitimate commerce.

Senator, I don't know who you think you are pandering to. The border counties are so blue they are flipping indigo. If you think for a moment that this position will somehow endear you to the border counties, I have some bottom-land in Louisiana to sell you. You need to be pandering to us, the base, and we overwhelmingly want the fence built, and we want it as continuous as possible. A fence with a whole bunch of unguarded holes is no fence at all.

I would suggest you rethink your position, or you will not only be facing a Democratic opponent, but you will be facing a Republican one as well.

1 Comments:

Blogger TexasAC said...

Whistling Past the Graveyard should have more exposure. At 77, my wife and I could be barely surviving in a rental apartment, in a barrio or ghetto, today, if I hadn't listened to my dad and other government workers of his time.

July 30, 2007 9:35 PM  

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