Saturday, September 03, 2005

John Carter And The Border

He's pro-militia:
It would be easy to dismiss a proposal by U.S. Rep. John Culberson to create a border militia as ill-advised and irresponsible. It would be easy, but dismissing Culberson's bill out of hand would be a mistake.

The idea is just lousy enough to take hold in the current atmosphere of inaction, emotion and frustration. As bad an idea as it is, the fact that Culberson has attracted 46 co-sponsors, including Central Texas Republicans Michael McCaul, Lamar Smith and John Carter, is a symptom of the frustration over a seemingly endless stream of illegal immigrants coming across the Texas-Mexico border.
He's also for building a fence on the Texas-Mexico border, Cuellar plan gets a tepid response:
Carter, a House Appropriations Committee member, said a special terminal for passenger buses and more officers at border entry points would speed up traffic. He supported the idea of a physical barrier such as that erected by Israel between its territory and Palestinian terrorists.

"I want something to do to tighten the border itself, and I am willing to listen to almost anything," he said. "I think we ought to build a fence."

He added: "We need to do more and we need to educate the Congress and the rest of the country of what the potential problems are that are coming across our southern border."
There is no mention of a plan to deal with WHY these people are coming over here or dealing with the people that hire them. This is typical of a Republican though. Do nothing to deal with the cause of the problem and then just try and put a band aid on it. I also like his comparing those coming across our border looking for prosperity to terrorists.


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