The Dallas City Council recently voted to install "access gates, related fencing and structures" in and around President Bushâ€™s new neighborhood. In 1993, President George H.W. Bush, also had gates and fencing installed near his post-presidential home in the tony Tanglewood section of Houston.[Bush wants gate installed on route to new Dallas home , By Rudolph Bush,The Dallas Morning News, January 8, 2009]
Bush has complained that securing the border sends the wrong message, but because of inability to control our borders we have actually been forced to construct mini border fences all over the country.
According to Ed Blakely, author of Fortress America: Gated Communities in the United States, more than seven million American households now exist in gated communities. And it's no surprise they are most common in parts of the country that have seen the most immigration. This includes 40% of the new homes in California and more than half of the new developments in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Gated Communities are, of course, most common in heterogeneous Latin American countries like Mexico and Brazil, and they are an essential survival requirement for white South Africans. However, youâ€™d be hard pressed to find gated communities in more homogeneous states like Maine or Vermont.
Immigration Enthusiasts like the Bushes and the Kennedys hate border fences, except of course when it comes to their own homes.