Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Its Just the Constitution

It is really scary when a senior leader of a federal law enforcement is so apparently uninformed about the U.S. Constitution.

In today's Arizona Daily Star, the Border Patrol says about the permanent Border Patrol that "it's not a question of — but when, where and how it will be built."

Well Chief Gilbert, an 8th grade civics lesson would appear to be in order. Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution provides Congress with the power of the purse. That means that if Congresswoman Giffords or any other member of Congress were able to convince their colleagues that permanent checkpoints were indeed a flawed border security strategy, they would then be able to withhold the funding for a permanent checkpoint.

This is precisely what Congressman Kolbe was able to do until he left office in 2006. Remember?

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