Congressman Wants to Build Moat Around White House

John Vibes
November 20, 2014

(TheAntiMedia) At a time where the country is facing various economic problems, politicians continue to spend money on wasteful projects.

Wednesday, at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Rep. Steve Cohen seriously suggested building a moat around the White House, similar to the moats that were constructed to protect castles in the middle ages.

The suggestion comes after a number of people have scaled the White House fence and dashed onto the lawn, only to be taken down and arrested by secret service officers.

Cohen argued during the hearing that a moat about six-feet wide would be “effective” and “attractive.”

Oddly enough, his suggestion was taken seriously by the other bureaucrats, who agreed that it might be “a good idea.”

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy said that the agency was already considering the possibility of building a higher fence to keep people from entering the White House lawn, so a moat may not be out of the question.

The discussion was recorded and broadcast on CSPAN. Watch in the video below as the politicians speak casually about building a moat around the White House.


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John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work he is also the owner of a successful music promotion company. In 2013, he became one of the organizers of the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.

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