A common characteristic of the elite is a “for me but not for thee” mentality.
One example that comes to mind is Obama’s opposition to putting armed guards in schools – while he sends his daughters to a private school with armed security. Granted, his daughters are at higher risk than the average child, but if armed guards work for their school, why not others?
Let’s visit another example: borders. We’re told by liberals that “borders don’t work,” which is an interesting assessment because we don’t even have a complete border to prove or disprove that statement. Hungary went from having 7,000 illegal border crossings a day down to about 30-40 after they built a border wall. I’d like to think that if China could build a wall thousands of miles longer than the U.S. border centuries ago, it’s a viable project.
Earlier this month Obama blasted Trump’s border plan, referring to it as “half-baked” and “counterproductive.” But the Secret Service may have to disagree with criticism of borders, as ABC News reports:
The U.S. Secret Service plans to raise the height of the White House security fence by 5 feet and add a new concrete foundation to reduce the risk of fence-jumpers, according to a copy of an agency report obtained by the News4 I-Team.
The agency, along with the National Park Service, said it intends to begin building a “taller, stronger” fence to protect the White House grounds by 2018.
“The current fence simply is not adequate for a modern era. We’ve said that before. It is becoming more and more acutely clear that that is in fact the case,” Secret Service official Tom Dougherty said in the briefing to federal officials.
The current fence wasn’t adequate enough – so rather than whine about how there’s no point in having a fence, or claiming that it’s impossible to change, they’re actually going ahead and doing something about it. It sounds like Obama could learn a thing or two from them.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]