Managing Border Security Romney should show leadership
Glenn Spencer -- American Border -- October 15
That's what the fence looks like?
Border security is not controversial. Everyone agrees it should be done.
After ten years studying the problem and watching one failure after another, most notably the virtual fence fiasco, I have concluded that what is needed is a good business management approach. Supposedly, this is one skill that Governor Romney has that Barack Obama can't match.
One of the basic tenants of good management is good accounting. Managers are held accountable for the bottom line. The bottom line in border management was established by the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (Obama voted for it): SEC. 2. ACHIEVING OPERATIONAL CONTROL ON THE BORDER. 0. (a) In General- Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall take all actions the Secretary determines necessary and appropriate to achieve and maintain operational control over the entire international land and maritime borders of the United States...
1. (b) Operational Control Defined- In this section, the term 'operational control' means the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States... Mitt Romney should come to the border and do the following;
A. Set specific goals for border security;
B. Establish the means of measuring success; and
C. Set a timetable for achieving border security.
(If the Governor would like to see how this might be done, he can watch this.)
Once again, border security is not controversial. Failure of Romney to take decisive action might be consider such, however.