The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the federal Commission of Fine Arts has approved a new, higher border fence…
…for the White House, that is.
The stated reason for the White House’s new, higher border fence is “to better protect the presidential mansion after a rash of fence-hopping incidents.”
If this sounds like some kind of extended metaphor describing illegal immigration and liberals’ stated opposition to a more reliable border fence or wall along the U.S./Mexico border, it’s not intentional. When the desired outcome is security, protection, or keeping bad people out, even liberals will build a wall. Even liberals will hire private security guards who are armed with guns.
The commission on Thursday voted to approve an 11-foot-7-inch barrier surrounding the White House facility after a presentation by the U.S. Secret Service and the National Park Service. The new fence would replace the current 7-foot barrier.
The new fence “incorporates anti-climb and intrusion detection technology, while respecting the historical significance and visitor experience at the White House and President’s Park,” the Secret Service and Park Service said in a joint statement.
The Secret Service and the Park Service hope to begin construction on the new White House fence by 2018.
A set of temporary barriers have been placed around the White House since last year to keep visitors away from the current White House fence after a number of security incidents showed that it could be easily scaled. The temporary barricades prevent tourists and visitors from approaching the fence itself.
Next month at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, in addition to heavily armed security guards, a “no-scale fence” will be erected around the Wells Fargo Center to keep undesirables out.
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