NPR was on the other day and they had a segment on the southern border fence. NPR was of course against it and gave air time to a number of opponents of various sorts. One of these was the standard “if you build the fence, the illegal immigrants will do more dangerous things”. Am I uniquely callous or does this strike anyone else as very reminiscent of the scene from Blazing Saddles where the sheriff takes himself hostage? “Don’t build enforce the law or the criminals will hurt themselves!”. One can make good arguments for increased immigration or against building the fence, but that’s not one of them.