President George W.Bush Signs the US – Mexican Border Fence Bill … its a Start … Kinda


This morning President George Bush signed the “Secure Fence Act” into law. Do_not_enter

President Bush signed a bill Thursday authorizing 700 miles of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to give Republican candidates a pre-election platform for asserting they’re tough on illegal immigration. (Yahoo News)

It is about time someone  does something, even though it is far to little with the threat at hand. A note to all politicians, this best not be window dressing. Nor should this be the end.

“We have a responsibility to enforce our laws,” he said. “We have a responsibility to secure our borders. We take this responsibility serious.”

Border security is an important topic as it deals with the issue of illegal immigration and national security. If politicians do not think that this issue does not resonate with the electorate they best think again. If you do not think this will be an issue in 2006 and especially in 2008, you are foolish.

Take a listen to what people who really care about border security have to say. On Sunday Dana Pretzer of Scared Monkeys radio discussed these very issues and the impact of border security on the upcoming elections  with Carmen Mercer, Vice President,  of The Minute Man Project. (interview: 12:00 — 29:40) Below are just some of Carmen’s comments:

  • “Well we have always thought that terrorists have gone, have come across the border and entered this   country illegally and we  now we have the proof with the report from the Tancredo office …”
  • “… even though the Senate has approved the 700 miles of fence and the President still has to sign it …”
  • “Our goal is really  to out Minutemen into our Government … to make sure  that the country  is put back into its original state that it was supposed to be in.”
  • “The American public is not going to sit back. You know, its an avalanche that cannot be stopped anymore and we have been doing this for almost 5 years Dana and we’re certainly are not going to stop now. We will  not stop until our border are secure …”

Also Michelle Malkin has some great points regarding the “Border Security Symbolism“.

Bush Signs U.S.-Mexico Border Fence Bill

Before signing the Secure Fence Act of 2006 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Bush said the new law would help modernize the 2,000-mile border. But he said more must be done to achieve immigration reform, and he repeated his call for a program that would allow U.S. employers to bring in guest workers and would offer legal status to many of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants nationwide. (Washington Post)

Secure Fence Act Signed by the President

The American people demand action to stem the tide of illegal immigration and Republicans have responded by dramatically increasing physical barriers … by adding 3,736 new Border Patrol agents … by building 9,150 new detention beds … by hiring 1,373 detention personnel … by ending catch-and-release … and by more than quadrupling spending on border and immigration enforcement over the last five years. (Volpac)





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  • Comments

    12 Responses to “President George W.Bush Signs the US – Mexican Border Fence Bill … its a Start … Kinda”

    1. Jon on October 26th, 2006 5:57 pm

      Remember Senator Kennedy’s comment: “You should me a fence that’s ______high, and I’ll show you a ladder that is ____high.”

    2. Jon on October 26th, 2006 5:58 pm

      Sorry, it was “You show me a fence that’s ____high, and I’ll show you a ladder that is _____high.”

    3. dennisintn on October 26th, 2006 8:34 pm

      kennedy was probably talking about the security fence behind the local liquor store.

    4. para2legal on October 26th, 2006 9:20 pm

      Dennis – RNFLMAO – that WAS Righteous!!!

    5. Jon on October 26th, 2006 9:25 pm


    6. Waterboy on October 27th, 2006 7:25 am


      If you are talking about Teddy Kennedy, I think he also said, “I never meet a bottle of booze I didn’t like or a bridge I could not drive off of. ” Well, maybe he didn’t say that, but he should have.

    7. Our 700-mile Band-Aid « The View from the Center on October 27th, 2006 10:31 am

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    8. realtruth on October 27th, 2006 6:00 pm

      well the republicians blew the budget so badly it will take 300million americans to pay $2.5million each to clear the deficit; and the only way you can do that is to build a fence and make everyone inside the fence pay tax.

    9. Ramlady on October 27th, 2006 9:42 pm

      #8; real b.s.: Is your calculator broken, or are you just unqualified to operate it properly? Put down that Fuzzy Math book and try to follow along:

      The federal budget deficit for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2006 is $247.7 billion. The original estimate for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2006 was $423 billion. That is “billion” with a “b.” For those who do not know what a billion is that is 1,000 million. A trillion would be 1,000 billion. Following so far? With nearly 300 million people in the U.S., that would come to approximately $825 for every man, woman, and child in America. $825 is quite a bit lower than your pulled-out-of-thin-air figure of $2.5 million for every American.,2933,219745,00.html

      The lower than expected deficit for this fiscal year just ended is due to a rush of tax revenue resulting from the booming economy (higher corporate profits) and the Bush tax cuts (when the govt. cuts income taxes across the board, it has always resulted in higher revenues to the govt. It worked when Kennedy did it, when Reagan did it, and when Bush 43 did it).

      The budget deficit shrinks when revenues are greater than expenditures, when there is more money coming in than going out in other words. Even though government spending was up by 7.3% over last year, revenues into the government increased by 11.7%. Thanks to business tax incentives and a booming economy, corporate taxes brought in $76.8 billion MORE THAN EXPECTED. Individual income taxes came in $46.3 billion HIGHER THAN EXPECTED. Proof again that when you cut income taxes across the board, revenues go up.

      Here is some much needed perspective for you on the federal budget deficit: That figure of nearly $248 billion for the year just ended is only 1.8% OF TOTAL ECONOMIC OUTPUT (GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT). Now if only Congress will allow the President the line-item veto to get spending under control, you will start to see that deficit figure shrink even faster.

    10. Jon on October 29th, 2006 11:13 pm

      Understand, thanks Waterboy

    11. Jon on October 29th, 2006 11:14 pm

      I’ll drink to that!

    12. jerry on March 29th, 2008 8:24 am

      remove all the troops from iraq except 200 dressed as arabs and armed with lasers to guide in missiles to blow up alqaida clusters, and have the 200,000 returning troops spread out over the 2,000 mile mexican border until the fence is built.

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