We’re full and don’t have room for more people, insists Kate Brown.
Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation Monday aimed at curbing the rising trend of everyone moving to Oregon. Her controversial plan under House Bill 1859 is to build a massive, impenetrable wall along Oregon borders in an effort to stop the whole country from moving to Oregon.
A wall between Oregon and the rest of the United States has been considered seriously for quite some time now, when it became apparent everyone is moving to Oregon.
“We’re full and don’t have room for more people,” brown said in a statement Monday at a ceremonial bill signing. “Quite frankly, I think most Oregonians can agree this is the best possible solution to stop everyone from moving here. It’s no secret Oregon is the number one place to live, and we’d like to keep it that way.”
For centuries, societies have erected walls and fences to separate themselves from their neighbors, from the Great Wall of China Berlin Wall right up to the barrier that today divides Israel from the Palestinians on the West Bank.
“Building a wall is easy, I don’t care if it costs seven billion dollars,” Brown said in an interview. “It’s not even a difficult project if you know what you’re doing.” The hurdles include environmental and engineering problems; fights with ranchers and others who don’t want to give up their land; and of course Californians, who seemingly are moving faster to Oregon than any other state.
Concerned Californian Simon Williams told us, “I don’t know where we are going to go. With our state going to hell in recent years, we planned on moving to Oregon next year, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen anytime soon.”
Experts and government officials agreed that making the wall impenetrable will be difficult, but definitely possible and could secure the border running thousands of miles.
Officials have also mention in addition to the new wall that is to begin construction January 1, 2016, there are also plans to have drones fully equipped with machine guns patrolling the borders. The new drones are expected to be programmed to shoot anything that attempts to infiltrate Oregon’s new wall, including animals. This of course has drawn attention from PETA, an organization who’s very concerned about the drones killing wild animals easily being mistaken for humans.
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