The way that our elected officials are talking, the much-touted Secure Fence Act of 2006 which Congress passed just in time for the November elections may have been just what its title implies: nothing but an act. Despite the President’s signing of both the Secure Fence Act and the Homeland Security Appropriations Act which allegedly provides funding for the fence, no one believes that it will ever be built.
Scoffers maintain that the fence is an ineffective solution and that illegals will simply dig under or climb over. That begs the question, what is their alternative plan? Why did they pass the legislation? Are we planning on asking our border patrol agents to line up along the border and link arms? Red Rover, Red Rover, send terrorists right over.
The Secure Fence Act may not be perfect, but inaction is no alternative. Americans want our borders secured, and a barrier would go along way toward accomplishing that goal. High-tech accessories such as electronic sensors and security cameras would be even better.
The fact that we have not had another attack on our homeland since 9/11 is a huge accomplishment for the President. With the Democrats in charge, we might as well kiss any further progress on border security goodbye. Meanwhile, the borders continue to be breached. Persons of unknown background continue to flood our country. Americans worry about their safety. Let’s just pray that the terrorists are otherwise occupied in Iraq and are too busy to plan another attack on our homeland. But with millions of unknown illegal aliens already roaming our streets, we may never know until it is too late.