Smoking Trees in Belize: Misguided Vigilante Justice

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Misguided Vigilante Justice

The kind people at
have taken the perceived “immigration problem” and gathered their guns,
shovels and barbwire. The website asks for reader support in submitting
immigration violations, either by aliens themselves, or their employer.
Pictures are posted of individuals allegedly working or living in the
U.S. illegally. also runs
which sports the tagline, “American citizens securing the border
themselves…” Below is the plan for the fence, expected to cover all
1,952 miles of Mexican-American border. Looks prison-like, how come
we’re the ones trapped inside?

surely doesn’t look as impressive as the Great Wall of China. Covering
4ooo miles, the Great Wall was designed to keep the Mongolians and
Manchurians at bay. Since we’ve all heard of Ghengis Kahn, we can
surmise the Great Wall was overrated.
to build a wall to stem the flow of immigration is like trying to dam
up the ocean. You are better off trying to figure out what’s making the
ocean rise.
A fence is not an answer when you have an annoying neighbor in surburbia. It is equally useless between nations.