An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
An ambitious, $6.7 billion government project to secure nearly the entire Mexican border with a “virtual fence” of cameras, ground sensors and radar is in jeopardy after a string of technical glitches and delays.
Having spent $672 million so far with little to show for it, Washington has ordered a reassessment of the whole idea. The outlook became gloomier this week when President Barack Obama proposed cutting $189 million from the venture.
Ultimately, the project could be scaled back dramatically, with the government installing virtual fences along a few segments of the nation’s 2,000-mile southern boundary but dropping plans for any further expansion, officials said.
I could name a few folks, right off the top of my head, that could solve this problem for a lot less money, and be a WHOLE lot more effective! I’ve been suggesting a few ways to solve the problem myself over the last few years. Some well placed land mines, gun turrets every 50 yards or so, perhaps some gators in the Rio Grande…..viola! Problem solved.
I have every right to protect my home from people breaking in to rob me blind. The border is just a bigger door, being kicked in, by those who have decided we home owners (LEGAL American citizens) should hand over the keys to the house.