If I remember correctly from biology classes years ago (and I?ll confess, it was never my strong suit) there is something called a membrane around each cell. These membranes have varying degrees of permeability. This means that it allows certain things to enter and certain things to exit and it?s pretty selective as to what passes through. (My apologies to all those of scientific bent who I have inadvertently offended here with my unscientific description.) Anyway, as I was listening to Chuck Harder on this segment of his show, For the People, I began to imagine our borders as membranes. The only thing wrong with the image is that according to Chuck and his guest, David Silverstein, our borders are probably more like cheesecloth than membranes. Pretty much anything, and anybody, can get through. Silverstein is a V.P. at The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (DefendDemocracy.org) and he and Chuck talk about the situation with the ports and Dubai. Silverstein first says that it was basically inappropriate the way that the situation was pushed down the throats of the American people and it is necessary that the 6-week review take place. His hope is that it will answer the questions that are on the minds of the American people regarding security. After that opening, Chuck and David begin a discussion on the border between Mexico and the United States. We have been deficient in patrolling our borders (and our ports), says Silverstein. Chuck asks why the Mexican government has such stringent rules for entrance to their country and we do not. Silverstein?s reply is that the current Administration is too timid to do what our neighbors to the south do. But he also says that, although the Mexican government has those rules and regulations in place, the border on their part is very porous. Click here to listen to this podcast.
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