THE OP-ED REPORTER: Dear Reader...Everybody has an opinion on just about anything these days. But is Howard Buffett, son of Investor Warren Buffett, wheeling a sincere commentary on Immigration and Border Control? Or might he be doing nothing more than using the media as a photo-op to promite his new book: "Our 50-State Border Crisis: How the Mexican Border Fuels the Drug Epidemic Across America?"
It certainly helps when the book "...will get a boost from being on sale when tens of thousands of Berkshire shareholders attend the annual meeting next month in Omaha," according to Josh Funk of the Associated Press.
Like President Trump, Buffett seems to get the problem. He own a ranch in Illinois and Arizona, served as a volunteer sherriff's deputy, and has used his experience to tell the border control issue his way, as a philanthropist and landowner.
The book is terrific and reflects a combination of knowledge and passion about one of the most important problems of America." Warren Buffett said.
Editors tend to look the other way when adulation is self-promoted, but may take another look when the story is ghostwrittten by somone else. The question is: whether Buffett's book will have any influence? He seems nothing like his father, and appears more down to earth despite his wealth. Of course, I could be wrong.
And yet, there are hundreds of miles of border control that are meaningless as an ilegal can crawl under the first rung of barbed wire to slither like a snake safely into into the U.S.
It's not about politics per se, but about national security issues and the economic realities countries can't afford to lose control of. And finally... the (real) rule of law, and not the rule of law corrupted by men or those who choose to pick and choose what laws they will obey.
Simply put...it's because We the People, the voters, allow them to get away with it by not holding our legislators accountable. What are you waiting for... a Kate Steinle's situation to hit home?
And that's the story.