Kaus amusingly dissects some particularly stupid arguments against “the fence.”
7. “[E]fforts to protect pronghorn sheep and encourage the jaguar to return to the United States could be seriously affected.” We can patrol the whole border with high-tech cameras and “ground-based radar,” yet we can’t cut some holes for pronghorn sheep and patrol just them with cameras and “ground-based radar”? That would be something for the unionized border guards to do! But I guess we might have to give up the jaguar…. Oh wait, we don’t have jaguars. We might have to give up re-acquiring the jaguar. OK. Which will it be: No new jaguars or no new illegal immigrants. Let’s vote!