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January 24, 2018
|Honor Guard of the First Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas|
PUT THE BIG RED ONE THE BORDER
Despite the fact that the number of illegal crossers has declined radically, and you agree with the President that a crises exists there, if you really want to seal the border with Mexico at the lowest cost, forget that tin-slot "barrier," that any kid with a hacksaw can defeat and put the "Big Red One," Fighting First Infantry out in the "boondocks," (A Filipino Tagalog word meaning "uninhabited" area),
Let the 15,000 soldiers of America's First Division solve the problem (The use of barbed-wire on top is brilliant) for a lot less than $5.7-Billion dollars.
The balloon-mounted radar near Deming, New Mexico detects anything crawling, walking, driving or flying across the border for hundreds of miles. The only thing it will not stop is a tunnel, but 15,000 pairs of boots on the ground will. (There's this about a tunnel: you must come up somewhere.)
P.S. The men and women of the Army are already on the payroll. Let that soak in, no matter what your political party is.
The First Infantry Division had its 100th birthday in 2017. It's fitting that the outfit that whipped Pancho Villa for crossing into America should solve the border problem, whatever it may be. The commander of Big Red One who brought Doroteo* Arrango to bay after he and his mounted "muchachos" raided Columbus, New Mexico in 1916, was General John "Blackjack" Pershing, who later led "The First" of the two divisions of doughboys who stopped the Germans cold in France, in World War One.
*Yes, Pancho's real name was "Dorothy." No wonder, he was so mean!
-Phil Richardson, Observer of the Human Condition and Storyteller
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