Gov. Christie: Another great proposal

If elected (a big “if”), Christie said yesterday, “he would combat illegal immigration by creating a system to track foreign visitors the way Fed Ex tracks packages. So his plan is to reduce immigrants to the status of a package. Demeaning maybe?

Christie added that “he would ask the chief executive of FedEx, Frederick W. Smith, to devise the tracking system.” Embed a GPS chip or use an ankle bracelet? Both can be easily discarded. How to track down 12 million non-citizen immigrants? How much would be the cost? Who else might be able to access the location of an immigrant? All U. S. government agencies? Stalkers? Scammers?

A natural next step would be to expand the program to perceived enemies of the government – one which would gain National Security Agency’s (NSA) immediate and enthusiastic support. Rally protesters could quickly have a bracelet installed. All Muslims could be ordered to report to a local department of health to have a chip inserted. Union officials would be required to have both a chip and a bracelet. People who own guns, of course, would mostly be excluded.  

Although there are some problems with your proposal, the fact that it is coming from you must make it a great idea. Once you have relinquished your quest for the presidency, you will undoubtedly be welcomed back by New Jerseyans impressed with this forward-looking initiative and eager to implement it here.

Comments (3)

  1. Hopeful

    Christie is a not a fool and he is reasonably intelligent. That he correctly thinks this is the level of the Republican primary tells us we are in deep trouble as a country.

  2. lebleu

    It would be heavy cargo, but well worth it.


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