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Gov't Funds Border Fence — in Ukraine

Aug. 14, 2014

We can now report that the federal government is finally helping erect a border fence – just not in our homeland. According to the Weekly Standard, “As part of the U.S. Crisis Support Package for Ukraine announced by the White House in April, the State Department awarded a $435,000 contract to B.K. Engineering System in Kyiv for razor wire to help ‘defend the newly imposed borders between Ukraine’s mainland and the Crimean peninsula.’” Of course, razor wire will hardly prevent the heavily equipped Russian army from fully invading its western neighbor when strongman Vladimir Putin decides the time is right, but it serves as a perfect illustration of Barack Obama’s weak approach to foreign policy (among other things). Is that the best we can do? Meanwhile, if only we could get the government to finish the fence on our border. More…

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