Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Our Newly Expanded Border
For more than one hundred years the US-Mexico border has been about 1900 miles long (wiki), 1250 of that along the Rio Grande between Texas and Mexico. As of last night, the President of this nation has informed us that the US-Texas border is (or was while he was governor) 12,000 miles long! I know things are bigger in Texas, but who would have thought that one mile in most states is 10 there? 12,000 miles is approximately one half of a trip around the world (at the equator). No wonder we can't secure this border! I mean, 12,000 miles is a lot of ground to cover...and that's only in Texas.