Past Features

September 20, 2015

Alterations by Stossel
Mind alerting drugs -- Nation altering people

John Stossel -- Fox Business -- September 19, 2015   
Maintaining law and border
 How many wars can we fight?
    Our presidential candidates demand “stronger action” against both illegal immigration and illegal drugs. But those goals conflict. The War on Drugs makes border enforcement much harder!
    America's 44-year-long Drug War hasn't made a dent in American drug use or the supply of illegal drugs. If it had some positive effect, prices of drugs would have increased, but they haven't. American authorities say drugs are more available than ever.
    Drug prohibition, like alcohol prohibition, creates fat profits that invite law-breaking. [...]
    U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy recently bragged to reporters about “the fifth super-tunnel we've intercepted.”
    Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent Derek Benner claimed that the interception dealt “a stunning blow to the Mexican cartel who built it.”
    But that's absurd. Benner admitted they'd done the same thing two years before “in virtually the same scenario.” They found five of how many? Hundreds? With a border almost 2,000 miles long, they're unlikely to find them all.

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
Ignorance in Action
    Poor John Stossel; He means well but he doesn't know what he doesn't know. He doesn't know that American Border Patrol has information he needs, but Fox News won't let him even look at our site.
    John doesn't know that when we built only 35 miles of the 700-mile double layered fence called for in the Secure Fence Act of 2006, it set off the Mexican drug war. And [see this video].
    Only a few miles of real fence impacted drug smugglers enough to set off a war --- what does he think would happen if we finished the job? A real fence, together with SEIDARM, would stop drugs cold.
    John doesn't know that the technical means are available to secure the border, but the man in charge of deciding these things insists on using stuff that is designed to fail.
    In fact, American Border Patrol is preparing a report on Borkowski's new Integrated Fixed Towers that should lead to a Congressional investigation.
    Had John Stossel been allowed to use ABP's work he would realized there a very few places between El Paso and San Diego where a cross border tunnel could be built (don't try to tunnel under the Rio Grande).
    Moreover, John probably doesn't know that Nogales is the tunnel capital because of a 20-ft-wide easement on the border.
    The US should condemn all these border properties and establish a buffer zone, but John Stossel doesn't know that.
    It would be simple matter to identify potential tunnel exit points and install SEIDARM to detect digging or use. But John should know that the government likes to spend your money on problems that could be easily solved.
    John Stosslel doesn't realize that our government could stop most drugs from crossing the border, but it doesn't want to. He seems to agree with the government that we should sacrifice our youth on the altar of globalism.
    As Goethe observed, “There is nothing more frightful that ignorance in action."