Apparently, the Democratic Party has taken those chants of “build that wall” to heart. Officials plan to build a security barrier higher than five feet tall around their convention center in Philadelphia. There, behind “no-scale” fencing, they will be cocooned inside a safe space as they rail against all attempts to secure the country’s borders, including building a wall.
They will also deploy heavily-armed security guards to forestall any chaos. Of course, these measures are aimed at other Democrats, Bernie Sanders supporters, mostly, who have threatened to shut down the city. Only carefully screened people with proper identification will be allowed in, also strange since the party considers anyone who advocates for voter ID laws to be a racist.
True immigration reformer Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) pounced on the irony: “It’s interesting that the Democratic National Committee [DNC] will have a wall around their convention to keep unapproved people out while at the same time, their presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, pushes for open borders policies that are even more radical than President Obama’s.”
Of course, “security is a necessity in this increasingly dangerous world,” Sessions stated. “Clinton and the DNC don’t hesitate to use walls and guns for protecting themselves and their elite friends. I say it’s time to provide such protection to the at-risk people like Kate Steinle,” the woman murdered by a five-times-deported illegal alien in San Francisco.
In 2015, moreover, after a rash of fence-jumpers at the White House threatened the safety of the president’s family, the Secret Service oversaw an “anti-climb install” of sharp spikes atop the fence to deter intruders. This year, the agency announced that it will introduce permanent “anti-climb” features, including raising the height of the fence by five feet and building a new foundation.
If it works for Democrats and the occupant of the White House, why not try it on the southern border?