Yesterday, 02:08 PM
That's fine, I'm not a big fan of a border fence either. I prefer getting rid of entitlements, that is a much better solution. That is the solution Ron Paul prefers, that is the solution Stefan prefers, I think that is the solution we all prefer.
Ron Paul had this principled stance that he was tired of the government expanding to fix problems that they themselves created. He saw the wall as government expansion to fix a problem they created through entitlements, hence the principled stand he took against it.
However, Ron Paul was FOR a HUMAN WALL at the border, but the catch was we didn't have to expand government - we could use the troops who are overseas killing people and put them at the border, kill two birds with one stone so to speak..
The reason a lot of people want to see the wall built is because they know the government won't get rid of entitlements but they know they might be able to get them to build a wall or fence. So they are being a little more realistic than Ron Paul on this one.
The other issue with Ron Paul's position is that by allowing more people in, we will be expanding government even more than if we just built the damn fence because they will be voting for socialist policies.