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Mixed Signals On Ebola? After Telling Us About Border Screening, Now Gov't Says We CAN'T Close The Border
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October 03, 2014, 11:47 AM
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While the President of the United States is busy screaming left wing slogans in Spanish about how nothing will keep him from replacing Americans, the Ebola epidemic may have hit Washington DC.

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms is being treated at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., a hospital spokesperson confirmed late Friday morning.

The patient had traveled to Nigeria recently.

[Patient being evaluated for possible Ebola at DC's Howard University Hospital, NBC 4, October 3, 2014]

Meanwhile, just after the Obama Administration assured us that we shouldn't worry about Ebola because there are "screening" procedures in place at the border, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden is now telling us that we can't close our border because it "won't work."

“Even if we tried to close the border, it wouldn’t work,” [Frieden] added. “People have a right to return. People transiting through could come in. And it would backfire, because by isolating these countries, it’ll make it harder to help them, it will spread more there and we’d be more likely to be exposed here.”

It's unclear how closing our border to  migrants from Ebola infected countries somehow prevents American efforts in Africa.  And it's also unclear why people have a magical "right" to simply arrive in America whenever they want from whatever location.  This precisely how we got in this situation in the first place.

More importantly, this is a variation on an argument that we hear all the time on immigration.  We aren't allowed to close the border because it is evil and besides, it won't work anyway.  Therefore, all we have to do to solve the migration crisis is simply remove global poverty.

Now, we aren't allowed to close our borders to Ebola infected countries because people have "rights" and it won't work anyway.  Therefore, the American taxpayer simply has to take responsibility for the African health care system and all will be well.

As for the White House telling us about "screening" procedures at the border, we can safely dismiss that as bait for the rubes.  After all, "nothing" will stop Obama from ignoring border security — not even the prospect of an Ebola outbreak in the nation's capitol.