Attorney General Bill Barr Understands the Importance of Border Control in Fighting Pandemics
“The real threat to human beings are microbes,” not global warming, Attorney General William Barr declared on April 9. He asserted that increased border security is the first step in preventing deadly diseases like the Wuhan Virus from entering America.
In an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Barr said that greater respect for border control from the populace may actually be one of the “good things that can flow” from the Wuhan Virus outbreak.
“I think, as horrible as this is and as tragic as it is, there are a couple of good things that can flow from this experience. And, one is to once again appreciate the importance of borders and controlling who is coming in to the country.”
“I’ve felt for a long time – as much as people talk about global warming – that the real threat to human beings are microbes and being able to control disease. And that starts with controlling your border,” Barr continued.
“So, I think people will be more attuned to more protective measures.”
Barr declared that history will be kind to President Trump when he “made the right decisions for the right reasons” after closing the borders. Such decision-making “saved a lot of lives.”
Given where we were back in March, I think the president made the right decision – I think the president’s made the right decisions for the right reasons – I think, against the advice of many people, to close the borders. And, I think, when the history of this is written, that is going to have saved a lot of lives.
CNS News brings up a good point about the supply chain implications of this crisis, which highlights why the U.S. should not be so dependent on China.
Barr noted the following:
But, also the supply-chain issue: the idea that much of what we need to protect the health of the American people is in the control of foreign governments who can interdict and say, ‘We’re not shipping stuff to the United States,’ when everyone else in the world wants it during a pandemic, was a crazy situation to get into. It happened before this administration and the president is trying to deal with it.
Barr has been a faithful executor of Trump’s America First agenda.
Unlike most on the globalist Left and Right, Barr understands the importance of borders and the role they play in stabilizing a nation.