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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.
    Policing is not part of the military job. Should we need in the future to defend the border against armed gangs, and that's quite possible, the the military is the choice for the task. Unless you want to build a Berlin Wall equivalent,, and simply shoot those crossing for other reasons though, this is not the way to go.

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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Comparing border security to the Berlin Wall is stupid. You know that, right?
    No, denying the similarity would be stupid.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    No, denying the similarity would be stupid.
    The comparison is the strawman of the year.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    And a wall on the US Mexico border is designed to do what? Keep people in Mexico...
    First of all more then mexicans sneak in thru our southern border. So a force on the border would be to keep people out.. Try again

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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo allstar View Post
    First of all more then mexicans sneak in thru our southern border. So a force on the border would be to keep people out.. Try again
    And.... Keep them in Mexico...


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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The comparison is the strawman of the year.

    So you don't understand a strawman either. No surprise.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    And.... Keep them in Mexico...
    ...Would the wall be built on Mexico's southern border, too?

    I'm not in favor of a wall but your logic is seriously lacking.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    That would result in the creation of mass dependency and an increase influx of immigrants from abroad.

    You can have an open borders immigration policy. And you can have a generous social safety net. But you cannot have both.




    More realistically, we just spent the last decade or so painfully learning a lot of counterinsurgency lessons really well. Why don't we employ them south of the border against the Narco's?
    Immigrants from abroad would still have to find the means to get here, not to mention contrary to what many Americans believe that vast majority of people in the world have no desire to move here. In order to receive welfare benefits (such as TANF) one must be a citizen. Granting legal residency more freely, as opposed to citizenship right away, would be an easy way to solve the potential problem.

    Again, none of that requires militarization of the border.
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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    So you don't understand a strawman either. No surprise.
    How about we ship a couple hundred thousand illegals to England?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Would You Support Militarizing The Border With Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How about we ship a couple hundred thousand illegals to England?
    Nor the concept of logistics.
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