How close do you need to be to the border to feel you KNOW the border problems?
Reading from Powerline, here’s the list of who voted AGAINST the border wall:
- Daniel Akaka
- Jeff Bingaman
- Maria Cantwell
- Chris Dodd
- Richard Durbin
- Russ Feingold
- Daniel Inouye
- Jim Jeffords
- Ted Kennedy
- Frank Lautenberg
- Robert Menendez
- Joe Lieberman
- Patty Murray
- Barak Obama
- Jack Reed
- Paul Sarbanes
Let’s look at this another way, shall we?
- Hawaii – Has no borders. Is separated by the Pacific Ocean.
- New Mexico is on the border.
- Spokane is about 1,607 miles from El Paso. That’s about a 24 hour drive, straight through.
- Connecticut is about 2,309 miles from El Paso. That’s about a 35 hour drive, straight through.
- Chicago is about 1,604 miles from El Paso, a 23 hour drive.
- Wisconsin is about 1,781 miles from El Paso, about 26 hours.
- Vermont is about 2,407 miles from El Paso, about 37 hours.
- Boston is about 2,407 miles from El Paso, about 37 hours.
- New Jersey is about 2,147 miles from El Paso, about 32 hours.
- Rhode Island is about 2,356 miles from El Paso, about 36 hours.
- Maryland is about 2,002 miles from El Paso, about 30 hours.
What’s the chance any of these people had to deal with border issues? I’m not talking immigrants, I’m talking the violence and drug wars going on AT the border? Yet, they all saw fit to tell the people AT the border they knew better than what they thought they needed. What did the people AT the border vote? 7-1 FOR the wall.
Secondly, what was the party trend of those people who felt that, living more than a thousand miles from the troubled border still allowed them to dictate what people AT the border thought they needed? 100% Democrat of course. 100% liberal of course. And, every one of them will jump in line with Nancy Pelosi in telling YOU they know what you need more than you do. And that goes for security as well. I’ll spell this out clearly. The borders ARE our biggest risk. Period. If those folks voting against this wall tell you anything else, they’re lying. Simple enough? They’ll tell you isolationism is a bad thing. I’ll agree with that. But, having a porous border is even worse. We give Pakistan and the Middle East grief for not spending the resources needed to secure THEIR borders. Why are we supposed to be doing any less to protect out own?
And, like I said, as soon as this wall gets built, I want one up north to keep the Neil Youngs out.