Saturday, July 05, 2014

Og presents an idea,

building on that of Mr. B:
"let's just build a fence."
Og's addition:
now, there’s 2000 miles of border- but of course a lot of it IS fenced, in towns and areas where there’s border crossings, so let’s assume 1500 miles. That’s $150 million to put up the fence. Do that three times, with ten feet between the fences, and you got $450 million. And wingnuthead is planning to spend two billion to basically do nothing, but look like he has accomplished something.

$450 million dollars seems like a lot of money, but it’s chump change to some. Teams of volunteers could do this- I bet ten guys could put up a mile of 12′ fence in a week. Two guys drilling holes, two guys setting posts, two guys capping and railing, two guys stretching chain, two guys hanging concertina. With the right power tools it’s a cakewalk. That’s 1500 miles times ten guys; I have no doubt there’s fifteen thousand men in this country that would like to see the borders more secure.
Can you imagine the screaming from the usual suspects?  Those racist assholes at la Raza probably loudest of all.


libertarianrn said...

I'm skeptical that this would accomplish anything at all. Any fence that is cheap to erect is also cheap to circumvent. Cut through, dig under, build over. Wire cutters render a chain link fence useless for anything beyond marking the border.

Toastrider said...

Yeah, no offense but I think we might need more than just a chainlink fence.

I'm thinking twenty feet of reinforced concrete, myself.

Cormac said...

Write it off as training for military construction and engineering units. Army engineers and Navy SeaBees could do it fast and cheap during their 2 week AT.