posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 09:52 AM
Originally posted by jam321
reply to post by kozmo
And with due respect, you should also admit that no border is secure and never have been. Trespassers have always come across that border and will
always continue to do so.
Setting goals so high when they have never been so high is also disingenuous.
Not to piss on your parade, but that's not true. The East German border was pretty secure. Not saying that's what I want, but even if it was the
difference would be that we wouldn't be forcing our people to stay in, only keeping those that shouldn't be here out.
Me personally, I don't think that we should be focusing on keeping the border closed off. I think we should be focusing on getting rid of all of
these entitlement programs.
Instituting a foreign worker program that automatically puts foreign workers in the upper tax bracket regardless of how much they make (how quickly
would people vote for a fair across the board tax then? and I don't make enough for a family of three to even pay taxes and I would prefer a fair
income tax system, or no income tax at all).
I say repeal the 16th amendment, get rid of social security, welfare, etc. This is a nation based on personal responsibility and equal opportunity,
not equality. That is something called socialism and ALWAYS fails. Equality doesn't exist, only equal opportunity.
We used to be a nation of equal opportunity and now we are failing at maintaining that. Free markets, and I mean truly free are the only way to ensure
that. Limited controls are necesary to prevent abuse of a free market system, but for the most part it is self correcting.
Short of getting rid of these entitlements, securing the border is the only thing we can do to make sure we have a viable sovereign nation in the