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Monday, February 07, 2005
National Security vs. the Environmental Movement: Congress to vote on waiving regs for Mexican-border fence Story dated 07 February 2005
"Congress is expected to vote next week on a measure that would allow completion of a controversial triple-fencing project along the U.S.-Mexico border near Imperial Beach without complying with state or federal environmental safeguards." "A provision in an immigration bill expected to pass the House. . .would give the homeland security secretary authority to move forward with the project regardless of any laws that stand in the way, and would bar courts from hearing lawsuits against it."
The long haired, dope smokin', maggot-infested, FM listening, hippie college type environmentalists are saying that this project endangers the Tijuana River estuary, described as "one of the nation's premier wetlands". Okay. Let me explain something here. Usually when someone calls something a 'wetland' it is usually code talk for 'mosquito, tick, and venomous snake infested marsh, swamp, or bog that we have to conceal with rhetoric because no one would want to save it if we called it what it is. Of course, the term 'wetland' can also refer to pristine rivers, etc. But since the environmentalists won't let us differentiate, my official position is that wetland = marsh/bog/swamp. Oh, by the way, a 'rainforest' is actually a jungle. I never even heard the term 'rainforest' until I was in the fifth grade; before that it was perfectly alright to call a jungle a jungle. Of course, jungles have mosquitoes, ticks, venomous snakes, and other things that want to eat you. If we call it a 'rainforest', people will just think it's a forest where it rains a lot. I know that's what I thought when I first heard the term.
I am behind a fence on the Mexican border 100%. You whiny environmentalists can shut up. As long as our arable land and drinking water aren't being polluted, human concerns absolutely come first. I am not going to condone Federal regulations that cause firefighters to die simply because support choppers can't fill up on water from a 'salmon habitat' (that's 'river' to the rest of us). Operating under the theory that the government ought not be able to have power that individual people wouldn't have, maybe we can get an 'anti-environmentalist' property rights movement going with some serious steam. If environmentalists really care about habitats, they can donate to foundations created for the purpose of preserving such places (I would donate to such a foundation). I understand eco-tourism has become quite profitable.
---------In the interests of National Security, Congress to vote on bill that waives environmental laws _____________________________________________
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