Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has used his power to bypass a ruling by a federal judge. The judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security to halt construction of the border fence in Arizona because of environmental issues. Chertoff used his authority to continue construction.
Defenders of Wildlife and the Sierra Club are the groups that sued and are now criticizing Chertoff for his decision to bypass the ruling. They claim that Chertoff is aware that the border fence has some failures and that his decision contradicts his decision to study the environmental effects of the fence in Texas.
What these tree hugging groups do not realize is that our national security and sovereignty is more important than some fish dying. These environmentalists care more about animals than they do about the safety of Americans. American's cannot enjoy these conservation areas because they are being run by smugglers and it is dangerous for Americans to be there. It is American land and it should be safe for Americans to enjoy.
Chertoff has done the right thing in using the power he has to get the fence built. He should continue to use his power when some ridiculous lawsuit comes up. I applaud Chertoff for his decision and look forward to seeing that fence completed. Thank you for reading and God Bless.