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Old 02-05-2008, 08:04 PM
 
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Seems hypocritical to me. We tell other people to tear down their walls but then we think we need one.
Who have we told 'tear down your walls'?
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:18 PM
 
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Who have we told 'tear down your walls'?
Reagan and Germany come to mind.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:19 PM
 
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Seems hypocritical to me. We tell other people to tear down their walls but then we think we need one. I think it sends a horrible message, aside from that. I'm a little surprised that you responded this way...I thought you'd feel differently.

As a rule, I try not to post in this forum at all, because I feel like a militant homosexual on an Ann Coulter fan forum or something. I slipped and posted, though.
If you are referring to the Berlin Wall, was that not erected by an authoritarian government who favored communism and wished to keep its own citizens inside and prevent them from fleeing to West Germany?

Huge difference.

And exactly what kind of message will NOT enforcing our borders send, other than to inspire millions more illegal aliens to flood over the border?
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Who have we told 'tear down your walls'?
Israel, Palestine?

Israelis to Extend Barrier Deeper Into the West Bank - New York Times
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:25 PM
 
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I dont see any comparison. Any others?
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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Reagan and Germany come to mind.
He was IN Germany, but I believe "Ronnie" was mad at the Russians (who controlled the East)...."Mister Gorbachev.....TEAR ..DOWN.. THIS... WALL".....(Thunderous roar of wild applause),........
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:28 PM
 
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If you are referring to the Berlin Wall, was that not erected by an authoritarian government who favored communism and wished to keep its own citizens inside and prevent them from fleeing to West Germany?

Huge difference.
Of course there are fundamental differences. But I'm sure you can see the similarities, too. People seek a better life here.

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And exactly what kind of message will NOT enforcing our borders send, other than to inspire millions more illegal aliens to flood over the border?
Call me naive and idealistic, but I don't believe in this kind of problem-solving. It's somewhat similar to the disrespect I have for gated communities. The implication is that the people on the other side are inferior somehow and should not be allowed entrance.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:42 PM
 
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LOCKDOWN!!! I love this!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!! Get here the legal way, no more freebies... SORRY!!! No, I am not sorry... is the right thing to do. Everybody in my land better be accounted for... if not, CYA LATER!
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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I have to agree.
you may agree.. but with no explanation.. you comment
seems a waste of time.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Helena, Montana
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Of course there are fundamental differences. But I'm sure you can see the similarities, too. People seek a better life here.
Then these people should seek a better life here legally.

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Call me naive and idealistic, but I don't believe in this kind of problem-solving. It's somewhat similar to the disrespect I have for gated communities. The implication is that the people on the other side are inferior somehow and should not be allowed entrance.
Our country has every right to enforce it's laws, and our country has a responsibilty to protect it's citizens from invasion. I believe 20 million plus people to be an invasion, don't you?
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