Tighter Border Controls!

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Tighter Border Controls!

March 22, 2005

Here's something I never expected to read in the New York Times: a lead editorial calling for tighter border controls!

The editorial says we have to pull in the welcome mat for would-be terrorists.

It asks for more resources at the borders, especially the Mexican border, where more guards, sensors and fences are needed.

Mexican President Vincente Fox wants just the opposite.

He wants an open border and claims there are no terrorists in Mexico.

Sure, and the real meaning of Easter is a bunny rabbit and marshmallow chickens.

The Times wants better tracking of people who overstay their visas, shorter term stays for visa holders, and tougher ID requirements.

In the past, the Times' editorial position has been on the side of civil liberties and doing virtually nothing to block, or deport those who are here and wish us harm.

Now it appears on at least one day, someone at the Times has come to his or her senses.

Sometimes I think we're not behaving as if we are at war.

The other side is.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.

Tighter Border Controls!