Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert, the patron saint of marginally literate Nacogdoches bigots, has taken time from his busy schedule of indulging big oil to advise America on how it can prevent future Bostons: Build a huge wall and keep an eye on those Mexican fundamentalists.

"We know Al Qaeda has camps over with the drug cartels on the other side of the Mexican border," he told CSPAN this morning (video above). "We know that people are now being trained to come in and act like Hispanic when they're radical Islamist. We know these things are happening and it's just insane not to protect ourselves."

Gohmert's comments came shortly after he criticized conservative icon Ronald Reagan, saying the Gipper had "dropped the ball" on immigration and arguing that America needs to be more like Israel:

What I first thought—after, uh, my thoughts and prayers went for the victims and the families in Boston—was, my gosh, we've seen this in Israel. And after israel had to suffer the slings and arrows and deaths and maimings for so long… finally the Israeli people said, you know what? Enough. They built, ah, over 70 percent of it is just a fence, and the rest of it is a wall, prevents snipers from knocking over their kids—and they finally stopped the domestic violence from people that wanted to destroy 'em. And I'm concerned, we need to do that as well...

We want America to continue to be a have for people who just want to live free. And unfortunately when you have the greatest country, the greatest liberties, you're gonna have people that want to destroy you.

[ThinkProgress, CSPAN]