Immigration Crisis on the Maryland-Virginia Border
The American Legion Memorial Bridge spans the Potomac River, which forms a border between Maryland and Virginia. According to a website called the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, “daily traffic averages 235,000 vehicles.”
Since I live in Northern Virginia, I have witnessed this phenomenon first-hand. Sometimes the traffic is so heavy — in one direction or the other or in both directions — that it appears to be a parking lot. Nonetheless, the traffic flows smoothly, as there are no artificial government-made obstructions to the movements of the vehicles.
What is shocking about all this is that anyone from Maryland or beyond can enter the State of Virginia freely. Terrorists. Violent criminals. People with communicable diseases and illnesses, including Covid. People who are stealing our jobs. Drug dealers. People with guns. Sellers of merchandise who are worsening the balance-of-trade deficit. People coming to get on welfare, which increases our taxes. People with children who place them in Virginia public schools, which increases our taxes. People who use our emergency rooms, which increases our taxes.
Let’s imagine that Virginia officials decide to do something about this shockingly dangerous situation. They decide to implement a system of border controls.
Immediately, a border checkpoint is placed on the Virginia side of the American Legion Bridge. Every car from Maryland is now required to stop. Drivers must produce identification. They must answer questions as to why they are entering the state. Vehicles are searched for drugs and weapons. Virginia health inspectors do quick health examinations. People who don’t meet the necessary requirements are required to r
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