Give border agencies the money and let them decide

Honestly, the state of the federal government is enough to make me wish for a great hand to drop down from the heavens to remove all control from our elected officials.

In my opinion, the Trump campaign promise for a “great wall” along our southern border was idiotic then, and remains so today, and for the third time this year political posturing has led to a governmental shutdown.

It seems to me that those tasked with the protection of our borders might have a better notion than this puerile president of what is needed. Let them decide, and keep the politics out of it. That is to say; give them a budget and that’s it. They want to blow it on a great and glorious wall, so be it, but they don’t get any more to hire personnel, or install high-tech monitoring equipment, or whatever.

Perhaps this is overly optimistic on the reach and abilities of Homeland Security and the Border Patrol, but there is little doubt that this president, House and Senate cannot handle it.

Tony Smith


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