Sunday, May 10, 2009
Obama not paying for any more border fence
This has been under the radar - remember the fence with Mexico that we were supposed to build? Well, we've built some of it, but the Obama administration will not be building the rest of it. There isn't any official change of policy, at least as far as I can tell, but they're not paying for it. Works for me. The border fence has to be one of the stupidest ideas ever. Most of the people in Texas don't want, it doesn't do much good, and it stands as a symbol of everything that America shouldn't be. It's also reminiscient of the Berlin Wall, one of the symbols of Communism. Some right-wingers will complain and moan about how Obama isn't keeping us safe. Too bad for them. They are not in power. Not only are they not in power, they are being marginalized. The national consensus is shifting away from them. Eventually, hopefully, most Americans will realize that demagoguery is not healthy, either for individuals' mental health, or policymaking in a democracy.