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Billionaire's Son Heads to the Border to Bolster Security

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It’s easy to talk about the wealthy in a bit of a disparaging tone.  The worries and fears of our lives don’t often permeate their atmosphere.

The next meal is always on the plate, and there is always fuel in the tank for these folks.  That’s not to say that there aren’t those out there who earned it, but we certainly see a lot more of the Kim Kardashians on television than we see hard-worker and honest earners.  We’re programmed for the frivolous by the mainstream media, further draining our wallets with their insistence that we need the newest and nicest.

That’s why it’s important to recognize when someone of wealth takes up a cause that could have a very real impact on our nation as a whole.

Take Warren Buffet’s eldest son, for example.

Howard Buffett, Warren’s oldest son, has become a crusader at the border, using his organizations and wealth to boost security efforts of local authorities and volunteer groups, according to a recent report.

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While his interest in border security may seem odd, a closer look at the 64-year-old billionaire and philanthropist reveals he’s no stranger to the issue. Buffett owns a ranch in Cochise County, Arizona, that sits just 300 yards from the U.S.-Mexico border.

In addition, a report by The Phoenix New Times indicated a close relationship between Buffett and law enforcement, with the former reportedly gifting $30 million to date to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office and similar groups.

And how has this money helped?

According to the report, much of that money has been used to jump-start an investigative unit into human and drug smuggling, renovate one jail, build law enforcement training facilities, including a shooting range, arm officers, purchase surveillance equipment and even provide the sheriff’s office with at least three helicopters.

With hopes for a congressionally funded wall seemingly stale thanks to the obtuse nature of the democratic argument, hopes for high tech solutions to border security, (such as Buffet’s), have been floated several times in the last few weeks.

President Trump is insisting that a physical barrier will be necessary, however,

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.