Perry’s Border PR Scam
Bill Quick

First National Guard troops arrive at Texas-Mexico border | Fox News

“They’re just there for support,” Walker said of the soldiers who entered the field this week after training in the area. “We’re just trying to give some relief to the guys at Customs and Border Protection” and other law enforcement agencies. He said the duration of their deployment was not set, but that current funding only runs through September.

The guardsmen seen Thursday dressed in camouflage uniforms were manning a Hidalgo police tower.

It’s a PR stunt. A $12 million PR stunt.

For that kind of money, I want them shooting illegal border crossers, not watching them.

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Bill Quick

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Perry’s Border PR Scam — 5 Comments

  1. I’m on the border right now, having walked across from Laredo to Nuevo Laredo. It all looked business as usual.
    That said, the problem isn’t the border, per se, what’s happening at the border is a symptom. Drug prohibition on the north side, socialist revolutions to the south yield powerful black markets in certain drugs and labor.
    It’s much easier to control a border when it becomes less lucrative to cross it illegally.