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March 3, 2013

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Until then, borders must be tightly closed before there can be an immigration bill that addresses the illegals who are already here. We hear about veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who can’t find jobs in this economy; why not assign or hire them to guard the border until more fence can be built? In a libertarian world, there would be plenty of Americans not getting extended unemployment benefits who can build it quickly. They’d probably also be also doing other jobs that we’re told Americans don’t want to do, like picking crops.

The Mexican government might be glad to co-operate with our returning National Guard in a joint venture to wipe out the border drug cartels; with them gone, Mexico might finally become a country that fewer people want to leave, as I remember it when I lived there as an exchange student in 1961.

As the U.S.A.., according to President Obama, loses all viability as an operating entity (as well as its mind) unless it can tax itself into prosperity, some Americans may be looking for a country that has learned some hard lessons and is ahead of us in facing fiscal realities. Mexico, Ole!

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Barbara Anderson is executive director of Citizens for Limited Taxation and a regular contributor to the opinion pages.

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