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McCain Touts Berlin Wall-Style U.S. Borders

June 26, 2013 by  

McCain Touts Berlin Wall-Style U.S. Borders
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Immigration reform is an issue that could be tackled in a number of ways by Federal lawmakers. And depending upon how much you trust government, you may or may not like an amendment to the current Senate immigration proposal being touted by Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.). He says the amendment would provide the U.S. with “the most militarized border since the fall of the Berlin Wall.”

It also allows for a renewed push for amnesty for what would amount to about 16 million new Americans.

“The legislation concerning beefed up border security removes any validity to the argument that border security is not sufficient,” McCain said on CNN of the amendment from Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.).

The amendment, designed to warm conservative holdouts to the amnesty-laden Banda de los Ocho immigration proposal would, according to McCain, provide for 20,000 additional Border Patrol officers and 700 new miles of border fence.

“This is a border security measure which I think should suffice to satisfy any critic and it is a tough way forward and it is a way forward, a tough way forward so that we can resolve this and bring 11 million people out of the shadows,” McCain said.

Indeed, the measure made progress in the Senate Monday with a 62-27 vote — meaning 15 additional GOP lawmakers jumped on board with the proposal.

The promise of a heavily militarized boarder is contingent upon de facto amnesty for illegal aliens already in the Nation.

While the heavy-handed border proposal may seem like a good idea to many conservatives, reports of a border patrol checkpoint popping up more than 100 miles away from the southern border in recent years may make some civil libertarians uneasy.

In September 2011, former Representative Ron Paul discussed his concerns over exactly the sort of proposal McCain is now championing during a Presidential primary debate.

“The people that want big fences and guns, sure, we could secure the border,” the congressman noted. “A barbed wire fence with machine guns, that would do the trick. I don’t believe that is what America is all about.

“Every time you think about this toughness on the border and ID cards and REAL IDs, think it’s a penalty against the American people too. I think this fence business is designed and may well be used against us and keep us in. In economic turmoil, the people want to leave with their capital and there’s capital controls and there’s people controls. Every time you think about the fence, think about the fences being used against us, keeping us in.”

Paul was criticized for his remarks by conservatives at the time. But revelations about National Security Administration spying, massive government ammo buys and the Internal Revenue Service being used to attack dissidents may have more people thinking like the retired lawmaker than ever before.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Don miller

    This country need to go back to basics and a wall like the one in Berlin would not be good for we the people cause from the looks of the way things are going it resembles Germany to much and we all know what happened there not only that McCain this government was funded the money and resources to have this problem fixed 50 years ago no you the government have had way to many chances to do what you were supposed to do and to date still haven’t done any of it now it’s time for we the people to take the reigns and show you how it’s done if you want anything done right you gotta do it yourself quit relying on your government people to fix your lives take charge and fix it yourself map
    Out your own destiny this goverent is only self serving I’ve seen it for over 50 years and I’m sick of it my. Holden have come to me and asked dad why do we need government and the only thing I can tell them is I don’t know cause I really don’t they don’t do anything for us that we can’t do ourselves think about it without goverent we all would have a lot more money to retire early and enjoy our lives we the people wouldn’t wait till our bridges are falling down then decide to fix them we would do preventive maintenance so they wouldn’t get in that shape in the first place we’ve relied on our government way to long now it’s time to rely on what we the people know works US we pull together and work together and get er done no pun intended. It it’s just common sense God gave us all the same gift to govern ourselves let’s show him he didn’t make a mistake and make him proud of what he created for the last 200 years he’s been weeping about what his most precious creation has become now it’s time we make him smile and be proud of what he created there shouldn’t be any fear in doing what you know is true and right stand up unite organize and take control of what our heavenly father and our founders entrusted to us we the people to preserve and protect there is no shame in that we should all be proud and stand upright to protect and preserve something so precious as that he gave his only begotten son for us the very least we owe him is to stand unite and make it so reinstate him in our lives hell the government so arrogant they took him out of the equation so what makes you think if you disagree with this government they won’t take you and I out of the equation it’s up to us and no one else we the people feel asleep at the wheel and now this is the wreck we woke up to but it can be fixed

  • http://shadow1776.wordpress.com shadow1776

    Yeah… We will be the first prison country… Still feel safe you Obama supporters.? Next lets spend more money on having cops on every corner checking I.D. So what, violate a few more rights. Fricking Commies

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