Illegal Immigration: A Kinky Solution

Independent candidate for Texas Governor, musician and author Richard “Kinky” Friedman, has a solution to tighten our border with Mexico. Don’t be so quick to dismiss his campaign, though. According to Politics1, Friedman has outraised and outspent the leading Democrat in the race by roughly 2-1. The Republican governor and his strong primary challenger have raised a combined $16 million, while “Kinky” has banked around $300,000 and former Congressman Chris Bell, the probable Democratic nominee, has raised only $150,000.

From The Kilgore News Herald:

One of Friedman’s most unusual ideas addresses border security.

He proposes creating what he calls the Five Mexican Generals plan. As he lays it out, the border with Mexico would be divided into five pieces with a Mexican general responsible for each. A $1 million trust fund would be created for each general.

“When I talk about the five Mexican generals, people think I’m joking but I’m dead serious,” said Friedman. “I will divide the border into five jurisdictions, assigning one Mexican general to each and providing a trust fund for that general. Every time a person crosses illegally, we subtract $5,000 from the trust fund.”

Another of his rather unique ideas:

Friedman proposes the creation of a “Trust for Texas Heroes” with a surcharge of 1 percent on every barrel of oil produced in Texas.

“This charge would only be 60 cents per barrel at the current rate.” said Friedman. “This money would be used only for salaries of teachers, police officers and fireman.”

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3 Responses to “Illegal Immigration: A Kinky Solution”

  1. es Says:

    His solution is extremely naive in the sense that he does not account for the nearly ubiquitous ability for Mexican authorities to find a way to completely corrupt and bastardize any system.

  2. Fred C. Says:

    Why bother with generals, let’s just set up a similiar deal with the governments of the Mexican border states. No problem with a quid pro quo when we give money away.

  3. Stuart Richards Says:

    All it would take is for 200 illegals to cross the border to wipe out the trust fund. That many cross in one day… it’s preposterous to expect them to take this seriously, because there’s no way for them to prevent 200 illegals crossing their part of the border until they retire.

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