February 3, 2019
Democrat Jim Clyburn and other members of his party are promoting this idea known as a “smart wall.” The thing is, it isn’t a wall and it certainly isn’t smart.
The rhetoric from the Democrat Party is getting dumber and dumber by the day. As part of the ongoing political battle that’s raging over border security, they have introduced a new concept called a “smart wall.”
Jim Clyburn wants to call his border security plan a wall, even though it’s really not.
Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat, is proposing what he calls a “smart wall,” a border security strategy that uses technology, not concrete.
The South Carolina congressman explained his “wall” would involve drones, scanners, and sensors “to create a technological barrier too high to climb over, too wide to go around, and too deep to burrow under.”
Not surprisingly, the term “smart wall” is the opposite of what it purports to be. It is not a wall and it is not smart. Other Democrats even think the idea is ridiculous. One of them actually laughed at the concept when they were asked about it.
Sen. Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat and a member of the committee trying to negotiate a breakthrough, chuckled when discussing Clyburn’s idea. If a deal is reached, he said, people can call it whatever they want.
“If a wall is part of it, if a fence is part of it, that’s what some people will call it. If it’s smart some other people will call it that,” he said.
No amount of sensors, drones and technology can replace the presence of a physical barrier. This is such an obvious fact and it is ridiculous that we even have to go through the exercise of explaining it. Technology can only augment a physical barrier and without a physical barrier the technology is useless in stopping illegal entries.
You might be able to watch illegal aliens enter the country from a drone or a sensor might go off alerting security personnel that an illegal entry took place, but none of this technology is capable of impeding their progress. And that’s the point is it not? The Democrats want to claim that they are being reasonable in their negotiations by promoting this ridiculous “smart wall” concept. Of course, the promotion of such a dumb concept is proof that they are being entirely unreasonable in their negotiations.
If you want to see a real “smart wall” look no further to the wall system in Israel. That’s a real “smart wall” because it is a strong physical barrier that effectively impedes the progress of anyone trying to enter.