Build the Wall

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Friday, December 23, 2005

Build the Wall

December 26, 2005

How would you like it if a burglar complained about bars on your windows and an alarm system designed to keep him out of your house?

The Mexican government is angry about a U.S. proposal to strengthen our southern border by building a wall to keep out illegal immigrants. Mexican President Vincente Fox, who is becoming a real irritant, denounced the proposal as “shameful” and vowed to campaign against it.

What is shameful is a foreign leader seeking to undermine American law. Watch for this to quickly become an ethnic and racial issue among the liberal elites and a political issue, possibly for both parties who think they can win the Hispanic vote by allowing more of them in. Homebuilders especially like them because they work for less than American workers and it pads their bottom line.

I say, build the wall and keep people from breaking our laws. And someone should tell Vincente Fox he isn’t the president of this country and to stop telling us what to do.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.