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Tonight’s Auto da Fe

By on 5.15.06 | 6:45PM

The White House is sending around excerpts from the president's speech tonight. Here's the one that may make me turn off the tv:

"The reality is that there are many people on the other side of our border who will do anything to come to

America to work and build a better life.  They walk across miles of desert in the summer heat, or hide in the back of 18-wheelers to reach our country.  This creates enormous pressure on our border that walls and patrols alone will not stop. To secure the border effectively we must reduce the numbers of people trying to sneak across."

How do we know if walls and patrols can't stop it unless we try? If we are to take this as an auto da fe -- an act of faith -- what is our faith supposed to be based upon? 

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