When Coulter speaks, all I hear is “LOOK AT ME”! I do not hear principles, or beliefs at all. Here is her latest attempt at carnival barking
Controversial conservative political commentator Ann Coulter offered her two cents about troops on the southern border this week.
First, during an appearance Tuesday on conservative radio show host Lars Larson’s program, Coulter suggested at least one illegal immigrant would have to be shot to teach others a lesson.
She issued the remark while responding to news that President Donald Trump plans to deploy the National Guard to protect the southern U.S. border.
“[W]hat are they going to do, shoot the illegals? I mean, both Obama and Bush did this too. No, there’s a reason the chant was ‘we want a wall.” We don’t want to use the military to process illegals and let them into the country,” she initially said.
Ah yes, a wall, that is all we need, a wall. Build a wall, and do nothing else, just a wall. There are many ways to combat illegal aliens entering the nation, the wall is one, it is a part. Troops on the border is another. By the way Ann, those troops might also aid in building a wall
When Larson pushed back by noting that visible troops along the border might serve as a deterrent, Coulter then dropped her flip remark about shooting an illegal.
“I don’t know, we’ll see,” she said. “If I were an illegal — I mean, unless they’re going to shoot one and send a message to the rest, as Voltaire’s line in Candide is, ‘We hang one to encourage the others’ — if you shoot one to encourage the others, maybe they’ll learn, but otherwise, we’ll see, we’ll see.”
Oh good grief! The reason this was not as effective in previous cases was the rules of engagement that were issued. “Just stand there” did not work true. But I do not believe the Guard will be so handcuffed this time. If the Guard is allowed to enforce the border, and no, that does not mean shoot someone to set an example, I believe this will be a very positive step towards securing the border.
Allow me to add that any attack on the Guard, say by cartels must be dealt with severely. Again, I believe this administration will allow the military to do its job.