The U.S. Secret Service Agency and the National Park Service plan to raise the height of the security fence preventing access to the White House grounds in the near future. The "fence" is slated to nearly double in height from 7 feet tall to 14 feet tall. Moreover, a new concrete foundation will be put in place to reduce the risk of fence-jumpers, according to an agency report obtained by NBC News in Washington.
The new and improved “taller, stronger” fence/wall will be ready to protect the White House and its environs by 2018. The new fence will incorporate anti-climb and intrusion detection technology, as well.
Does the president not see any irony here?
I'm tired of those whose own property is protected by walls and/or guns telling the rest of us how unnecessary and offensive they are! Apparently, a wall is needed to surround small nations like the Vatican and massive dwellings like the White House ("the People's House"), but not to protect even one border of a large nation?
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