Rand Paul Pitches Electric Underground Border Fence
Proposal baffles fellow Republicans
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2010 4:49 AM CDT
Kentucky Senate candidate Republican Rand Paul talks to leaders of the Kentucky Republican Party.   (AP Photo/Patti Longmire)

(Newser) – Border fence proposals are a dime a dozen among Republican candidates, but Rand Paul's is different: it's underground, and it's electrified. "My plans include an underground electric fence, with helicopter stations to respond quickly to breaches of the border," state the Kentucky senatorial hopeful's website—although Republican officials approached by the Huffington Post seemed baffled by the proposal.

"I have not heard that," said National Republican Senate Committee Chair John Cornyn. "Underground? What would happen? How would that work?" Paul's aides declined to elaborate on his fence plans, which, the Post notes, would likely cost well over $1 billion to implement and require the seizure of some private land, a move sharply at odds with Rand's libertarian philosophy.

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woodyc
Jun 29, 2010 9:21 PM CDT
what if we dig a three mile wide ditch all along the border and fill it with burning gasoline!!
woodyc
Jun 29, 2010 9:16 PM CDT
nutbaggery at its finest
SteveLee
Jun 29, 2010 10:28 AM CDT
While all the politicians are arguing over which government has the responsibility for "securing the border" (it is the "Executive Branch" of the Federal Government's Justice Department and "Homeland Security" Department. ) Arizona has been forced to pass it's own law because the U.S. Government has not done what it is supposed to do. the "Immigrant Rights" groups are trying to change the image of the Illegals in front of the Television News cameras at the demonstrations they are staging in their attempt to fool the American people: http://www.tcunation.com/profiles/blogs/changing-the-image-of