A Moot Point

I heard something interesting the other day.  A talk show host suggested that senators and representatives might be taking bribes from the drug cartels to keep the southern border open.  I must admit that it did cause me to think it over.  It did sound logical.  Certainly the motive is there.

Then as I continued to consider it, I realized it was a moot point.  That is to say, it doesn’t matter.  If they are being bribed, to be sure, they should be prosecuted and thrown in prison.  You and I know that is not going to happen.  On the other hand, if they are not being bribed, why should the cartels bribe them?  They are already keeping the border open.  What more can they ask for?

There are miles of border that have no walls.  The drugs can easily be smuggled over the border at almost any of those places.  Women and children are already smuggled into this country daily.  Moreover, it doesn’t take the cartel to do it.  Terrorists can take sizable weapons or bombs over the border and they have a very good possibility of succeeding.

The dummycrats want to stop the sale of guns.  They don’t seem to have any objection to guns and gunmen coming over the border.  Moreover, the guns need not be legal.  A fully automatic M-16 (a fully automatic weapon) can be smuggled over the border as easily as an AR-15 (a semi-automatic weapon).  An Uzi (automatic) can be smuggled as easily as a .45 automatic (semi-automatic).  A dozen or so Thompson Submachine-guns (fully automatic) can be easily packed into the trunk of a car and smuggled over the border.

Don’t have any illusions.  If someone was going to smuggle such weapons into this country, they would not try to bring them through a port of entry.  They would try to find a place without a fence and wait until dark.  It is true that the Border Patrol is very good at their job.  Still, they just might get through.  Mathematically, the chances of the smuggler succeeding are roughly sixty percent.

As I look at the situation, I wonder why someone hasn’t already done it.  If someone does and gets away with it, the dummycrats just might realize how dumb their stance on the wall is.  Then again, they are dummycrats.  I’m not sure they would realize their error even then.

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