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Ebola And Border Security
Sound imagining can and does solve problems.
America's porous border can't keep the ebola virus out.
Imagine that you have been exposed to the dangerous ebola virus and know that America is the only place in the world where an experimental drug seems to offer hope of a life saving cure.
Imagine also that you can afford to travel to America, but you are afraid you might be refused entry.
One obvious choice you have is to enter the United States illegally. After all, thousands of children and adults seem to have taken extreme risks in fear of death where they came from. Why not take the risks yourself. You have the 21 days it takes the virus to manifest itself, and it's too late to be sure you can enter the U. S. legally before the twenty-first day.
Besides that, you are a terrorist and, even if you die, your death by spreading the ebola virus might serve to punish America for what you have dedicated your life to fight against.
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In asking you the reader to imagine two or three factors which could bring the ebola virus unnoticed to the United States, little imagination was actually required.
Where imagination is required is in the states affected daily by illegal immigration, and in an America which has declared war on international terrorism.
The state and federal governments have, so far, not been able to secure America's borders. Now we face a new threat from a highly contagious virus for which we presently have no known cure, only an experimental drug in extremely limited supply and which has only been used (again experimentally) on two American medical professionals who, despite their best efforts, contracted ebola infections.
It is the primary job of the state and federal governments to protect the American people, even at a time of budget constraints and seeming apathy about really solving the border crisis..
Perhaps this danger can bring the added pressure necessary to see that the job gets done. After all, the lives they save might be their own!
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