Posted by KRUEG 8 months, 3 weeks ago to Ask the Gulch
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Is it possible for Texas to build their own wall? Who would join me in donating to this most worthy cause?

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  • Posted by freedomforall 8 months, 3 weeks ago
    Texas might be able to do it at a much lower cost than the feds, if they can get the right of way. Unless the borders of NM, AZ, and KA are closed, too, the illegals will just go there instead. Then they can enter TX via other states.
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  • Posted by $ gharkness 8 months, 3 weeks ago
    Actually I would donate for a caravan of buses to load all these people on and drive them directly to DC. Alternatively, to San Francisco, to UglyPiglosi's house, and the other residences of disgusting people like Schumer, et al. You know the ones.

    Within a couple weeks I will again be a resident of Texas (thank GOODNESS!!!) and I don't want these people dumped in my state. Next thing you know they'll be instituting a state income tax (horrors) for Texas residents.
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  • Posted by NealS 8 months, 3 weeks ago
    Texas should offer the FedGov a dollar for the leftover material and equipment left after the shutdown. This would save the Feds from having to clean it all up and allow Texas to finish the job on their own. I would donate to that.
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  • Posted by CaptainKirk 8 months, 3 weeks ago
    There are 3 types of Walls:
    1) Physical
    2) Psychological [Feeling unwelcome]
    3) Legal

    We don't want to mess with #2 all that much.

    But IMAGINE if the Legal wall:
    A) Removed the Person(s)
    B) TOOK their ASSETS (90-100%)
    C) Paid a bounty (20% of their assets to whomever turned them in)
    D) Complete Biometrics CAPTURED
    E) Made re-entry UNPALATABLE, like DEATH [Hits on the psychological aspect], using deep Biometric ID Confirmation.

    I don't think we would need the physical wall so much.

    Notice, that this is REALLY CLOSE to how Liberals Treat Conservatives!
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  • Posted by wootendw 8 months, 3 weeks ago
    One wall is not enough. There should be two walls built - parallel walls about a mile apart. In between the two parallel walls, there should be an international right-of-way extending from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. In the right-of-way, developers from any nation should then be free to build roads, railroads, pipelines, electric lines, water lines, sewer lines, walk ways, bike paths, horse trails, hiking trails, etc - anything that is normally found in a right-of-way - all within the boundaries of the two parallel walls.

    What would this accomplish?

    Right-of-ways enhance trade because they provide access - access to goods and services transported along them - and for people to travel along. Towns spring up along highways as they once did along railroad tracks. Make the entire US-Mexican border a mile-wide right-of-way for transporting goods and people and, eventually, the entire US-Mexican border will be a solid city - on both sides of the 'border' from San Diego to the Gulf of Mexico.

    So what kind of goods would be transported along the border? Initially, mostly oil and petroleum products from the Gulf. These could be pipe-lined to the Pacific or to refineries and power companies, etc. along the border on either side. Over time, other products would follow from China, Japan, etc. American and Mexican citizens would want to live near the right-of-way, on their respective sides, as they could travel along it.

    And while it will be easy to transport goods and people along this right-of-way, it will be easier to prevent unauthorized persons from crossing the border except at places where it is bridged or tunneled. It would also provide the economy and infrastructure to support border control although cross border travel and trade would still increase over time. Kind of like putting a narrow seaway between US and Mexico.

    Drawbacks? Private property owners along the border who might not want to sell at any price. Perhaps, the right-of-way could go around them in some places while in others, where private property is only on one side, the Mexican or the US government could donate land on the other. There ought to be a way without using eminent domain.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 8 months, 3 weeks ago
    Hell no. These people coming across the Border are not all staying in Texas. Let the Feds spend some of the money they are sending to other countries to help us build that wall.
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    • Posted by 25n56il4 8 months, 3 weeks ago
      Ft Bend County adjoins Brazoria County where I live and if you didn't hear the Sheriff of Ft Bend County this a.m., you really missed it. He called the Biden administration out! He was very angry about an illegal who'd been deported 5 or 6 times, and was apprehended for several crimes.
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  • Posted by $ Markus_Katabri 8 months, 3 weeks ago
    I would point out that in a Perfect Libertarian Utopia borders would not matter. But, there also would be no welfare to lure people in. If they seek opportunity, the more the merrier. But, sadly history has shown that hasn’t always worked out for the best.
    I TRY to be objective. But I find myself losing my objectivity daily.
    On a side note. Biden releasing COVID positive immigrants into Texas is pretty low. Considering he hates that they are open. A real cheap shot. I guess those COVID variants weren’t going to spread themselves.
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