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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    I think that is better than what is there now.
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    This kinda fence?

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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    They can have whistles and mace.


    Yeah, not real keen on that idea.

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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    A fence, enforcing our current laws and arresting any Americans who employ illegal immigrants would probably suffice. The military is not necessary.
    That doesn't exactly stop traffickers now does it.

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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    As long as there is a market, there will be drugs.
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    That doesn't exactly stop traffickers now does it.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    As long as there is a market, there will be drugs.
    I'm personally thinking more of a human cargo. It will not get rid of all of them after all you still have the Canadian border for that but it will put a big dent in the cartel's business and the more cartel members arrested (probably shot) the better.

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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    I'd support militarizing it. Only if we pull the troops from overseas.

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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    I just think we should use our head a bit more. The war on drugs was lost back when Elvis was in charge. This country needs to legalize, tax, have a rehab system, quit throwing pot smokers in prisoners into criminal university. I dont get why we as a country insist on sticking with stuff that dont work, all the time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    I'm personally thinking more of a human cargo. It will not get rid of all of them after all you still have the Canadian border for that but it will put a big dent in the cartel's business and the more cartel members arrested (probably shot) the better.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    As long as there is a market, there will be drugs.
    Since you are military, do you think soldiers who are state-side or are coming home from a war or non-war theatre can be retrained for all of our borders ?
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Be tricky; not sure exactly how Posse Comitatus might apply.



    Might get messy too. Military is for killing people and breaking stuff.
    Not to mention the associated costs of such an endeavor and the military will surely not be happy with such a role.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I just think we should use our head a bit more. The war on drugs was lost back when Elvis was in charge. This country needs to legalize, tax, have a rehab system, quit throwing pot smokers in prisoners into criminal university. I dont get why we as a country insist on sticking with stuff that dont work, all the time.
    Cause 'Murica.

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