Wednesday, May 03, 2006

An Open Border -- A Poem by Scott Rohter

An Open Border
by
Scott Rohter

Take some bricks and build a wall
Make it solid, strong and tall.
Let it stretch from gulf to sea
That safer at home we all may be.
Build it wide from rim to rim
So terrorists and smugglers can’t sneak in;
And make it deep, secure from holes
Through which flow the drugs that wreck our souls.
Stop the drug trade in its tracks.
Keep us safe from terrorist attacks.
And let it stand the test of time
I pray, keep safe this land of mine.

Consider this, that it’s your job
To keep those out who would rape and rob;
From this great cause you cannot run
While so many of us have lost daughter and son.
You ask our children to serve and fight;
They trust their leaders to do what’s right.
And what’s right is this — it’s easy to see;
It’s plain and simple, as one, two, three —
If you’ll keep us safe in the war on terror
An open border is a fatal error.

20 Comments:

At Thu May 04, 02:44:00 PM 2006, Blogger Patrick Sullivan Jr. said...

Nice poem. Listening to you guys on the Dennis Prager show right now.

 
At Wed May 10, 03:21:00 PM 2006, Blogger gent_2525 said...

To who it may concern,
Independence day July 4Th is America's legacy as Americans we should go to our Nation Capital, State Capital or County Seat. let all media know the 70% of Americans the real back bone of our Nation who are the real Government should be heard on many issues. the contract with America served us well for over ten years now, but that one was written by politishtion. this one should be written by at least 90 million Americans in the streets across America. I remember when the Georgians stay in the cold streets for under two weeks because there vote was being taken in trickery. we should do the same on July fourth. Please pass on the info. Thank you. A Concerned American

 
At Tue May 16, 06:26:00 PM 2006, Blogger Tim Farnsworth said...

-the physical fence(s) proposed would represent exceptional cost amidst a technological era where it is obsolete
-however, we clearly need comprehensive physical border security along all 4 US state borders w/ Mexico - and Canada and elsewhere eventually - (to further complement our overall immigration policy/bills)
-the most economically feasible and most effective would be a combination of the already present physical boundaries that are at least near 100% effective, coupled w/ an electronic net of sensors - multiple sets of lines (3?), above ground and below ground, where each set is seperated by miles - specifics of which are undisclosed
-this would signigicantly reduce effectiveness of tunnel-digging and essentially eliminate a human's ability to cross the physical border above ground as well, why?
-all signals from all of these cheaply manufactured sensors - powered by solar energy receptors and very small - are aggregated on mass computer server farm via wireless connectivity
-this server is then capable of detecting any movement by human-sized objects, at any time and then sends a broadcast page to all border agents who are near the security breach (based on the server farm's connection w/ ea. border agent pager)
-assuming also that the server farm has sw cable of immediately decoding GPS coordinate data from all other sensory data

-in the meant-time, I find it prudent to use National Guard and other military services to support current Border Patrol efforts

Tim Farnsworth
Golden, CO

 
At Wed May 17, 10:06:00 AM 2006, Blogger bjlynch said...

We need both a wall and troops but I don't think President Bush is serious about stopping the invasion of illegal aliens. The Hispanic Caucus bragged on CSPAN that they told Mr. Rove and President Bush that it's time for the President to take the lead regarding a path to citizenship, and organized the protest today in Washington to lobby congress regarding immigration reform. I would love to have heard the phone conversation between President Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox.

I can envision Mr. Fox saying, "Mr. Bush, I'm concerned about your militarizing the border (despite that I have the military on my side.) If my people can't sneak into your country I'll loose my largest source of income, the money they send back to Mexico. Mexico might collapse without it." To which President Bush replied, "Don't worry, Vicente, (wink-wink) I'll leave a door open and a light on for your people."

 
At Thu May 25, 05:04:00 PM 2006, Blogger anything said...

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore; send these, the homeless … I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Our nation's famous poem sure sends a different message to immigrants than your poem here. Seems like our Lady Liberty is much more loving and open to immigrants. Before we build physical walls, let's open doors to LEGAL migration. Right now it's not a possibility for the majority of immigrants. Think about that before you jump to want a fence, eh?

 
At Wed May 31, 08:12:00 AM 2006, Blogger jcmeyers said...

Building a fence that precludes crossing will be a lot cheaper than what the tax payer puts out for the care and feeding of all the illegals.

 
At Wed Jun 28, 11:36:00 AM 2006, Blogger Alsatian Sage said...

What all the do-gooders don't understand about the 'illegal immigrants" is that these people are criminals with no respect for US laws.

We need a BETTER WAY! LOCK IT DOWN!!!

 
At Tue Aug 15, 09:14:00 PM 2006, Blogger juaneye said...

I live where the richest people in the country have their summer homes that are worth millions, and who do you think does all the work on their properties...yup! mostly illegals. I see it as the new slave labor, they pay them starvation wages, they don't have licences or insurance like U.S. citizen contractors, and yes most of them are the good liberals that steal half of your and my wages every week in taxes. THE BASTARDS!

 
At Thu Aug 31, 07:50:00 PM 2006, Blogger 71tx said...

Looking for information on fence update. Heard it was passed with NO funding. What's happening on "making it happen" The American People Can Do this. To heck with Washington.

 
At Tue Sep 26, 03:40:00 PM 2006, Blogger MICAELA said...

I am in agreement with the author of the poem that we must control our borders. It is a national security issue and the druglords freely pass drugs into the United States. Okay but we have problems on both sides of the "fence". The "fence" will not stop the corruption of US Officials who allow these drugs to be passed. These same officials will have a key to open that "border fence" to admit the drug lords but will not permit the passage of the poor illegal immigrant that came to clean up your buildings instead of blowing them up. Why do so many drugs come into the United States. The answer supply and demand. We need these illegal immigrants to work the jobs that our so drug addicted nation will not fill. WE NEED COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM. We do not need to repair the damaged levy by placing our finger in the hole. We need to repair the entire levy. DON'T let these politicians keep you ignorant....This whole smoke screen/border fence is just a ploy to get them reelected. These same politicians know that we need this "illegal" work force just as much as they need us.....Think.....it it were not true would it have taken them so long to do something about it. NO it wouldn't have. The 911 incident caused us all to think....but did the illegal alien mastermind that event. No, he didn't so why treat him or her as if they did do it. STOP RACISM. HUG AN ILLEGAL ALIEN TODAY

 
At Tue Oct 03, 06:03:00 PM 2006, Blogger smoreoner said...

i agree, you are absolutly right, the fence not what its cut out to be. They should check backgrounds and award residency to those that qualify due to paying taxes, clean records, and consistent jobs,. I bet the immigrants pay their own way, most of them dont get tax returns, and i can assure you they all pay taxes. Mexicans are the people responsible for building 90% of Americas homes now days. not to mention how much america has improved and grown since immigrants have come around. I think that America is what it is because everybody wants to be here. This is the best country in the world. dont label people because of what country they come from label them for who they are.

 
At Wed Oct 11, 10:24:00 PM 2006, Blogger swilly said...

I am in the home construction industry. I assure you that most of the "illegal immigrants" are not paying taxes. Actually, they work until IRS starts asking questions about them and then they change their names and start all over from ground zero. And the business owners should be penalized for letting this happen. They are just as guilty as the illegal immigrants, and should be held responsible for what they are doing to our country also.A Concerned American

 
At Fri Oct 13, 02:54:00 AM 2006, Blogger Sammy said...

I would like to say first of all my mom is now a US citizen. i was was born here. NOw my mom came to the US looking for a better life as for many of us most of our aunt sisters did to. Now dont get me wrong but i understnad about the terrorist. but still about the drugs. come on you cant stop drugs from coming in now thats hard. No one can stop everything and thanks to the mexican and the rest of the IMMIGRANTs that do the jobs that no one else wants to do. For many years my mom would do some crazy jobs that no other person wanted to! now think about i live in San Diego were there are many mexicans i see how hard they work and for them to hear peolpe say many means things about them hurts them and i know you arent tryin to be mean but still they are regular peolpe jsut liek you and me trying to make a living! now really is that all that peolpe are sacred of or is ther more! i know that movie called A DAY WITHOUT A MIEXICAN was meant to show people how mexicans and IMMIGRANTs work so hard to keep this country in oder! Now like i said early i understand what you are really trying to do but life isnt perfect! Now this coutry is bulid on different cultures . now do you eat mexican food? or again else and learn new thigns about other cultures. My step dad has works from mexico that work so hard i have never seen someone work that hard. Their will and dreams to work and have a better life someway or another. they will find a way. i know since 911 everyone is scared and i am to. but we cant be like that for life! i do hate drugs and bad things but you are also breaking down on peolpes dreams now. i have talked to many people who come from mexicao and other places and i ask them why do they ome here and they say becuase their government dosent pay them that much and there isnt that many work!and thats why they come here. now all i want to say is that eveything happens for a reason and if it comes through will life be way diferent and take care and god bless! p.s. everytime you see a IMMIGRANT working on your house or in the flieds ask your self how hard was it 2 come here and what was their reason for coming and what are their dreams and how hard they work! bye

 
At Tue Oct 24, 02:38:00 PM 2006, Blogger Alex said...

It is important that this website get its facts correct. It is a disservice to the American people to allow the inaccurate information give through its TV Ads and this website go unquestioned.

Trying to sell to the American people that there was some sort of connection between the southern border and 9/11 is just completely falls. According to the 9/11 Commission, none of the 9/11 hijackers entered the United States by crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, and all of them had visas issued by the US State Department.

These ads are despicably trying to rally support not to secure this country, but by pulling out the Scare Card to simply build a wall across the U.S. - Mexico border.

The fact is that more persons who this ad suggests are potential terrorists are actually coming in over the northern border than over the southern border.

Please people…see the facts for your selves. Look, I know Halloween’s around the corner, but it is time we stopped Neo-Cons from pushing their misplaced political views through Fear Tactics.

 
At Tue Oct 24, 02:40:00 PM 2006, Blogger Alex said...

It is important that this website get its facts correct. It is a disservice to the American people to allow the inaccurate information give through its TV Ads and this website go unquestioned.

Trying to sell to the American people that there was some sort of connection between the southern border and 9/11 is just completely falls. According to the 9/11 Commission, none of the 9/11 hijackers entered the United States by crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, and all of them had visas issued by the US State Department.

These ads are despicably trying to rally support not to secure this country, but by pulling out the Scare Card to simply build a wall across the U.S. - Mexico border.

The fact is that more persons who this ad suggests are potential terrorists are actually coming in over the northern border than over the southern border.

Please people…see the facts for your selves. Look, I know Halloween’s around the corner, but it is time we stopped Neo-Cons from pushing their misplaced political views through Fear Tactics.

 
At Fri Oct 27, 06:27:00 PM 2006, Blogger rstarnes said...

I reject the Alex letter that this is scare tactics. Let me ask you,would you go to bed tonite with your doors unlocked? I think not! Why would you let the whole world tromp thru your front,back yard? That would make you an idiot! We have a problem,to correct it we must first stop the bleeding. A fence is a good start, while it can make a difference. We wait much longer and you will see killing on the border. Which is better? Anyone can surround theirselves with the facts they want. It takes a true American that loves his country to look out the front door and admit the truth.

 
At Sat Apr 14, 03:07:00 PM 2007, Blogger brown04 said...

I believe beyond anything else, if you came here illegally and never put forth effort in paper work to try to become legalized... you need to be deported. I for once want to see America do something right. Besides the drugs, terrorist, etc etc... many illegal immigrants came to escape poverty... however, call it as you may... the point is that it was ILLEGAL to start with. You can't praise or pat someone on the back for doing something illegal.. wrong is wrong regardless of ones circumstances.

 
At Sun Jun 03, 03:36:00 PM 2007, Blogger Anarchy said...

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

 
At Wed Nov 07, 10:38:00 PM 2007, Blogger luvs2pissUoff said...

I cannot believe the audacity of this website. I never thought I would live in a world where we try so hard to push people out of our country. It's insane! I really believe that a fence would be a tad extreame and some people need to relax about this situation because the taxes your paying are probably NOT putting you in debt and in misery, you just don't want to pay them so you try to find someone to blame it on. You try to blame it on someone just like the German Nazi's tried to blame all their problems on the jews during the holocaust. OH WAIT! none of you guys probably believe in the holocaust, am i right??? sorry about that... it was a little extreame, but now you know what it feels like to see that from the other end now. think about it... if you don't understand or you disagree... fine. but do you really think I'm wrong? I'm just down for being really nice to people and I think you all should be to. Stop being so closed minded, huh? Give it a rest. what have illegal immigrants ever done personnally to you. nothing. so relax and let them be. if what they're doing is so wrong, they'll get what's coming to them, but let them be for america's sake!

 
At Wed Nov 07, 10:39:00 PM 2007, Blogger luvs2pissUoff said...

I cannot believe the audacity of this website. I never thought I would live in a world where we try so hard to push people out of our country. It's insane! I really believe that a fence would be a tad extreame and some people need to relax about this situation because the taxes your paying are probably NOT putting you in debt and in misery, you just don't want to pay them so you try to find someone to blame it on. You try to blame it on someone just like the German Nazi's tried to blame all their problems on the jews during the holocaust. OH WAIT! none of you guys probably believe in the holocaust, am i right??? sorry about that... it was a little extreame, but now you know what it feels like to see that from the other end now. think about it... if you don't understand or you disagree... fine. but do you really think I'm wrong? I'm just down for being really nice to people and I think you all should be to. Stop being so closed minded, huh? Give it a rest. what have illegal immigrants ever done personnally to you. nothing. so relax and let them be. if what they're doing is so wrong, they'll get what's coming to them, but let them be for america's sake!

 

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