E-Mail Wisdom

A friend e-mails this observation:

Is it just me or does anyone else find it absolutely amazing that the U.S. government can track a cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington, and determine exactly what that cow ate?
They can also track her calves right to their stalls, and tell you what kind of feed they ate.

But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around in their country, including people that are trying to blow up important structures in the U.S.

My solution is to give every illegal alien a cow as soon as they enter the country.

Something to think about, anyway.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Chris says:

    Cows don’t have any civil rights. If you want to start stapling an ear tag onto every person that crosses the border they will be easier to track too.

  2. Kate says:

    If she had been an American born cow, the tracing might have hit a dead end. For the past 8 years or so, Canada has had a tracking system in case for every animal that leaves the farm gate. From there, it’s just a matter of backtracking its history to the farm records.

  3. Fredrik Nyman says:

    What’s there to think about? Both parties support tracking cows, mostly for the same reason. Neither party really cares about tracking illegal aliens, but for different reasons.