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U.S. Mexico Border Problem Solution

Updated on September 30, 2017
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I live in Houston, and I have worked as a nurse. My interests include art, traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, and our wonderful pets.

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Presidential Candidates, Listen to This!

The people of the United States will be choosing a new President who will take the reigns of government and hopefully guide America towards solutions of the future. One of the lingering problems facing our country seems to be border security. In particular our southern border with Mexico appears to be quite porous despite time and efforts to improve security and safety.

We already have around 600 miles of fencing but that has not insured border security. Fences crumble and need replacing. Tunnels can be dug under fencing which has often been discovered to our dismay.

Inventor and businessman Thomas A. Edison achieved getting 1,093 patents in his lifetime some of which include the incandescent light bulb, movie camera, phonograph and even electric power distribution. A quote attributed to him is the following:

"I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it."

— Thomas Edison

We need the brainpower of people like Thomas Edison or even Walt Disney to meet the demands of problem solving today!

"If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse."

— Walt Disney

Dreams

I had a dream last night about how to solve our border security problem.

The Mexico and U.S. border is reputedly the world's busiest border and contains some 1,954 miles of International boundary between the two countries. The 4 states bordering Mexico are Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

Map of the U.S. - Mexico Border Region.
Map of the U.S. - Mexico Border Region. | Source

Texas is by far the largest state and much of its border is already defined by the Rio Grande River which courses from El Paso to Brownsville. Of the 1,954 miles of International Boundary, 1,254 of that is in Texas! So with the river in place, we only have another 700 miles with which to be concerned.

My dream was undoubtedly sparked by something viewed on television last night and it had to do with alligators.

This beast could protect both sides of the border!
This beast could protect both sides of the border! | Source

Alligators for Defense!

Alligators are certainly scary looking creatures and believe it or not have supposedly been around for some 37 million years so obviously they are very adaptive. According to Wikipedia their average weight can vary from 790 up to 990 pounds and when fully grown their length is from 13.1 to 14 feet. That is a lot of beastly animal to be kept sated with food!

They eat smaller animals often in one giant bite of their powerful jaws but when confronted with larger prey their method of operation is slightly different. They grab onto the prey and twist and turn carrying the prey underwater to initially drown it. Then they can leisurely feast upon the rotting corpse.

If people feed alligators they lose their natural fear and can become a greater danger and threat.

Alligators can live in brackish as well as fresh water. They are long lived animals.

Alligators for Defense!

What do you think of using alligators for border security?

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Prioritizing!

When President John F. Kennedy spoke to the American people and inspired us to achieve getting man to land on the moon and return safely to earth...we got it done!

Astronaut Neil Armstrong was the 1st person to set foot on the moon and the date was July 20, 1969. He was followed by astronaut Buzz Aldrin. I watched that moon landing as it was televised live that many years ago when visiting friends in Florida.

The sense of pride and accomplishment was great. It just proves that when we set our minds to accomplishing a goal and are inspired to do so, much can be achieved.

Rio Grande River in Big Bend National Park, TX
Rio Grande River in Big Bend National Park, TX | Source

Proposal for Homeland Security

The idea of using moats or rivers to surround castles or towns for defensive purposes as was done in Rothenburg, Germany among many other places is an old one but could be expanded upon to include a country like the United States and Mexico.

Why not?

As already pointed out, there is only about 700 or so arid miles to be concerned with and there are some water sources in those states of New Mexico, Arizona and California which could be drawn upon to achieve dredging out a moat between those states and Mexico.

If we can put a man on the moon, we can build a moat! Make it a big one and pack it with alligators that have been fed by people and which no longer fear people. That should keep people in their own countries on both sides of the border!

Yuma, Arizona already has water coming down from the Colorado River which was diverted via a dam to the All-American Canal running alongside the border.

In New Mexico there is the Gila River as well as the Colorado River and Rio Grande which could be utilized via aquaducts, reservoirs and dams.

You get the idea!

The border between California and Mexico is very short in comparison to the other 3 states.

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Shark Tank

Entrepreneurship is alive and well in America. All one has to do is watch the televised Shark Tank each week to understand that salient fact.

Barbara Cocoran, Lori Greiner, Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary are the "tough, self-made multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons" who when discovering an idea they like, they use their own funds to help promote the business or idea.

This quote seems particularly appropriate to what this show espouses:

"It's the independent American spirit that built this country - hard-working entrepreneurs who believe in the reality of their dreams."

— Robert E. Hughes

Perhaps they or even people like Bill Gates and innovators like him could be called upon to help fund this idea of building an alligator stocked moat.

Too bad we cannot also have sharks in the moat. Sharks live in salt water and the moat I am dreaming of would be fresh water and perhaps brackish when meeting the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. So alligators alone will have to save the day!

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Common Goals

Whether Democrat, Republican or Independent, I think that we can all pull together and dedicate ourselves to this border security mission.

Donald Trump can chuck his plan of building a wall as it will no longer be needed.

If by chance someone foolishly decides to ford the alligator crammed moat / river and is injured, perhaps Ben Carson with his surgical skills can advise other doctors as to how to handle the situation.

Surely Carly Fiorina with her experience of being CEO of Hewlett Packard could offer suggestions as to how to proceed with this monumental project.

We have these current governors and former governors of states to lend their executive experience to this goal:

  • John Kasich, governor of Ohio
  • Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey
  • Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland
  • Jim Gilmore, former governor of Virginia
  • Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas
  • and Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida.

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We also have these senators and former senators to draw upon for their expertise in managing this project:

  • Ted Cruz, senator from Texas
  • Bernie Sanders, senator from Vermont
  • Marco Rubio, senator from Florida
  • Paul Rand, senator from Kentucky
  • and Rick Santorum the former senator from Pennsylvania.

Last but not least is Hillary Clinton the former first lady and also former Secretary of State. Surely she would be willing to set the stage to ultimately achieve this goal much like John F. Kennedy did decades ago and secure her place in history should she become President of the United States.

So people...what do you think?

Here are some quotes and extra food for thought.

"It may be that those who do most, dream most." Stephen Butler Leacock

— Stephen Butler Leacock

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

— Eleanor Roosevelt

"Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men."

— Goethe

Perhaps tomorrow night I can dream about solving another problem plaguing America. I'm happy to be able to do my part for the country I love.

I will try to solve more world problems next. Stay tuned! (Smile)

Update!

It is now clear who won the election. Mr. Trump beat out all of the other candidates to become President of the United States. If you like the idea of building a moat instead of a wall perhaps you can forward this to the appropriate politicians in your local, state and federal jurisdictions.

Aesthetically a moat would probably be prettier than a wall.

Just think of the landscaping that could be done to beautify it on both sides of our border. In the more arid areas prickly cactus could be planted. Those sharp spines could also act as a deterrent to people thinking of fording the moat as if the alligators were not enough.

Prickly pear cactus plant with big thorns flowering
Prickly pear cactus plant with big thorns flowering | Source

Bamboo could be planted in the more tropical border areas. Thick stands of bamboo would also serve as a more pleasing type of fencing to view adding that extra bit of security. The older a grove of bamboo gets, the thicker and more impenetrable it becomes.

Bamboo grove
Bamboo grove | Source

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Alligators in the Moat: Politics and the Mexican Border
Alligators in the Moat: Politics and the Mexican Border

I had no idea that an actual book had been written on this very subject of my dream. I guess that there are other dreamers out there who like to solve problems like I do when at rest. Getting ready to nod off now!

 

© 2016 Peggy Woods

Looking forward to your comments.

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    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      46 minutes ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Doris,

      I am laughing over your response to my dreaming of new solutions to our problems. Since my moat idea will not float I guess I will have to tackle another problem and see if my dream state will produce another solution to a world-stage problem. Perhaps next I will tackle nuclear disarmament or fighting aliens should they attack us. I doubt that alligators would be of much use in either case.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      18 hours ago

      Loved your solution, Peggy, but as I recall there just wouldn't be enough water to keep an alligator moat filled despite the above-named rivers. You see, back in the 1980s when Mark White and Bill Clinton were governors of Texas and Arkansas, respectively, there was a several-year fight because Gov. White was all for diverting Arkansas water, which he said was plentiful, to Texas, which he said did not have a plentiful supply of water. I was a reporter covering the State Capitol during several of these years and remember Clinton saying something like "Texas will get our water over my dead body." I know it's a moot point now that Hillary lost the election, but she might not have been amenable to the idea, either. So if you are a really gifted dreamer, go back to sleep, and maybe come up with something that won't have Gov. White turning over in his grave and giving the Clintons apoplexy. LOL

      But if you succeed with the moat, you have my permission to feed Carly Fiorina to the alligators.

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      7 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi C E Clark,

      I guess I am not that good at attempting humor, particularly when mixing it with politics. And things have drastically changed since I wrote this.

      By the way, I totally agree with you about the horrors of separating the children from their parents. I also agree that these refugees should have been treated as such and not as criminals or illegal immigrants. They would have had their day in court to determine their status.

      Separating the children was just cruel and inhumane. Not only that, it will cost our government millions of dollars to try to reunite the children with their parents some of whom have already been deported. It is a humanitarian mess! Some of them may never be reunited! It is shameful! My heart goes out to each and every one of them.

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      C E Clark 

      7 weeks ago from North Texas

      If you were to Google this issue you would find that the idea of a moat with huge, hungry alligators, is not a new idea for our Southern border, and that many people are very serious about it.

      As well, people who have risked everything to come here on foot through the awful conditions all along the way to bring themselves and their children to safety and freedom from the horrific conditions they faced in their home country might also fail to see the humor.

      Many people in this country do not know, or perhaps do not care, that our constitution makes allowance for immigrants seeking asylum. They are not to be automatically considered criminals and treated accordingly -- until Zero Tolerance was created by the illustrious stable genius known as Trump.

      So many people who hate immigrants are serious about this issue even though their own family immigrated here at some point in the past. I've never seen so many people defend placing innocent little children, toddlers, and even babies, in cages! Letting them cry for their mommies and daddies for hours and hours and hours and hours, etc., with no offer of comfort. Even siblings who tried to comfort each other were forced apart!

      How much better to feed these little ones to the alligators for a more final solution that doesn't require maintenance, food, or shelter, and even the proof of the heinous act is gone. Shame on these people who seriously think a moat full of gators might be desirable and who probably even dare to call themselves Christians. I hope you will not write back telling me you are one of these people, because I currently have a very high opinion of you.

      I think humor is the hardest thing there is to write, and I commend anyone who can do it successfully. So far, I am not one of them. :(

      I apologize for thinking you might be serious in this article. Sadly, ridiculous as it may seem, there are many people who are serious about this idea as a possible solution. Where is the limit on what people will do when they already condone separating little children from their parents to be left and ignored, to cry and cry in a cage?

      There are still 640 children whose parents have been lost by our government that is run by the stable genius (his own words about himself in case you didn't know). Personally, I think he should be held in contempt by the federal judge that ordered him to have all the children back with their parents by last Friday. If you or I defied a court order for any reason, that is what would happen to us and the "genius" is not supposed to be above the law. Clearly he is.

      This was not such a contentious issue when you first wrote about it and I recognize that. I do not believe for a minute that you intended to create such controversy when you wrote this.

      Again, I apologize for not seeing it as you intended, because I am steeped in politics and have been for over 30 years. I'm more aware of what is happening than most people and I tend to automatically look at things in the current light.

      I spend hours a day immersed in politics where most people see a few minutes of the news and move on to other things. Often they accept whatever they hear on the news at face value because they haven't bothered to learn all the things that go into what politicians are doing or why. Many people do not have the time, and it takes lots of time despite what some people think, to understand all the things that go into government actions. Very few things are black and white. Almost everything is some shade of gray.

      I do hope our Congress will have the good sense not to spend billions of dollars on a wall that will be more of a monument to stupidity than a deterrent to people trying to come here for asylum or work.

      Hope you are getting a short reprieve from the awful heat down there, as we are up here. Take care . . .

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      8 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patty,

      I agree with you. Some things are just too ridiculous to take seriously. Of course others would disagree. Asgardia is looking better and better! Ha Ha!

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      8 weeks ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Hi Peggy -- I am glad we can laugh at this "wall" situation!

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patty,

      That is why you thought of the solution you did. Our native Americans would never have created such toxic wastes as some of our industries do today. Fire Dreamer is a good name for you. Fire as well as water, the earth and sky were all held in honor back then. I can see that you are having some fun with this. (Smile)

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      8 weeks ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Ha, ha! -- Fire Dreamer. That must be my Native American name.

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      8 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Hey Patty! Your idea is even better than mine! I can see that you are also a dreamer. Ha ha!

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      8 weeks ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Bamboo...LOL

      I suppose some folks might want to dig Rio Grande extensions both ways, let the approximately 2,000 miles of riverbed fill with flood waters, dump toxic wastes and flammable petroleum distillates into it and set it all afire. How's that for a wall? I really am laughing about the bamboo forest with alligators in the river.

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      8 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi C E Clark,

      I wrote this as a jest but see that you took it seriously. About 50% of the people reading this think that I was serious also. I had fun chuckling at it when this post was being written. Too bad I cannot put some smiles and laughter into it. Appreciate your comment in any case. :))

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      C E Clark 

      8 weeks ago from North Texas

      While it does seem practical on the surface, I wonder how many of those people who are not coming here seeking asylum, but running drugs and coming for other not so desirable (for us) reasons would use high powered rifles and guns to kill the alligators?

      There seems to be no profit involved and so it's unlikely the profit minded people you mention would be interested in investing in a border moat You're still talking millions of dollars even without a wall. Our government would have to foot the bill along with maintenance and security. Even the huge alligators you described are no match for high powered weapons so security officers would still be required.

      I think you have a good start on a solution, while protecting the alligators from the more dangerous people crossing.

      Of course stations would have to be built every few miles for people seeking asylum, which our constitution makes allowance for regardless of where the asylum seekers are coming from. Not all come from Mexico, but for those coming through there, U.S.border stations would be required in order to process them.

      Far fewer people have been coming across the Southern border in the last few years. The problem really isn't as bad as people who like to win elections through scare tactics would have people believe, nor is the Northern border without issues.

      The main difference between the Northern and the Southern borders is the color of the people coming across them. Unfortunately for Mr. Trump, most of the people he would like to come to the U.S., people from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, as he has himself stated, etc., have no reason to come here. It wouldn't be just a step down for these people to migrate to the U.S., but many steps down. You don't have to take my word for that. Ask anyone living in these countries if they would like to move to the U.S., and why they feel as they do about (not) migrating here.

      One other thing I would suggest that might work even better than the actual presence of the alligators floating in the moat or sunning themselves along the sides of it are signs. Signs in various languages posted everywhere warning that "Trespassers will be eaten, no kidding!"

      Posting this article on FB. I always enjoy reading your articles. Without question you are one of the best writers on this site. Temperatures seem to be coming down a little bit up here. I hope you are getting some relief from the awful heat down there too.

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      2 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patricia,

      Yes border security is surely a hot topic right now. Never did I think when I wrote this humorous piece that things would have evolved to what has been happening today. Hopefully all of those children will soon be reunited with their parents who were seeking asylum. That is so sad on so many levels irrespective of political party affiliations.

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      Patricia Scott 

      2 months ago from sunny Florida

      I like it Peggy.....we have lots of alligators here in Florida so we can donate some. The fact is....we do need border security . This is such a hot topic...I could go on and on but will spare you Angels once again headed to you and your hubby. s

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      Robert Sacchi 

      5 months ago

      You have a point.

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      5 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Robert,

      Or perhaps you are listening to too much news? Every day I end up scratching my head in bafflement.

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      Robert Sacchi 

      5 months ago

      Maybe I've been reading too much on the internet:-)

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Robert,

      I am laughing as I read your response. Hard to believe that some people mistook this as being serious.

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      Robert Sacchi 

      5 months ago

      A good one. You got me:-)

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi DREAM ON,

      I am glad you liked this. I had so much fun writing it and thought that everyone would see humor in it. I think that your idea of using drones and other means of surveillance is a good idea.

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      DREAM ON 

      5 months ago

      I was fooled by your hub. It might be unrealistic but then it could be the start of thinking of an alternative in a whole different way. if you can think of something cheaper than a wall. Why not drones to patrol the area of interest. Then the spots that show activity we can send security to intercept. No need for permanent wall. So much cheaper. In other areas why not grow vegetation plants, or have animals that we can use for food or bring in a source of income. I enjoyed the hub.

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      5 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Robert,

      This was all written in jest. Some people caught it and others thought that I was serious. I guess that with so much of this subject being in the news today this article might have sparked some extra interest. Wish that border control could be so simplistic. Ha!

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      Robert Sacchi 

      5 months ago

      Don't your solutions involve introducing invasive fauna and flower?

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      Peggy Woods 

      9 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Peg,

      I am glad that you caught the humor in what I wrote. Some people actually thought that I was serious.

      Your approach of helping people is really best. It is like the old saying of give a man a fish and he has a meal. Teach him to fish and he can provide his own meals. There are many ways to help people worldwide and there are good organizations (many of them volunteer) who do just that.

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      Peg Cole 

      9 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      At first I thought you were serious! Yes, a moat might just do the trick. What bothers me most about the immigration situation is that many countries other than just Mexico have poverty, famine, drought and starving people looking for a solution. I believe that we need to help others but not necessarily by taking them all from their countries of birth and bringing them here, but by teaching, training and assisting others in how to provide for themselves in their own land.

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      Peggy Woods 

      21 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Robert,

      I probably won't be writing any more pieces like this because far too many people thought that I was serious. At least you saw it as political humor. :)

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      Robert Sacchi 

      21 months ago

      That is the problem with political humor many people will take it seriously and scary enough some people might think the crazy idea proposed as a joke is a good idea.

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      Peggy Woods 

      22 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Shyron,

      So many people took this bit of humor (on my part) as serious. I guess I am not very good at conveying it. Politics is such a heated subject for so many people and I tend to stay away from most of it...for the most part. As to any fencing or walls...there are tunnels...and many of them. So there is no 100% method of keeping people out if they put their mind to it. Let's all hope for the best now that the election is over.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      22 months ago from Texas

      Donald trump, never had the first thought of building a wall/fence. Most of the things he campaigned on was just to get elected and not that he is in, we will see, for better or worse.

      Blessings my friend

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      22 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patricia,

      Thanks for your comment. This was written in a humorous vein. I just added some Amazon capsules and saw the book titled "Alligators in the Moat: Politics and the Mexican Border." I am not sure if that title was also written in jest or if it is simply an attention grabber.

      You interpreted my hub as being serious. Our border security truly is a serious issue. We will see if anything changes now that Mr. Trump will soon be the President of the U.S.

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      Patricia Scott 

      22 months ago from sunny Florida

      Peggy It goes without saying that this is such an important topic that needs careful, serious consideration. Too little too late is certainly where we have been headed to this point.

      Has anyone seriously considered any of your suggestions ? Truly I am not against immigration when it is done lawfully....our country is weighed down with its own problems and bringing in (which has happened and continues to happen) those who come here for many reasons many of them not ones for which we would want them here only continues to weigh down the problems on our country. I could write a whole other hub on my feelings but won't as I might get carried away.

      Thank you for taking the time to carefully consider and set forth some suggestions.

      Angels are once again on the way ps

      I am gladly sharing this.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Dolores,

      So glad you caught the humor in this. I had so much fun in creating this hub. As you said, crazy seems to be the new normal (unfortunately).

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      Dolores Monet 

      2 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Hi Peggy, I enjoyed your humorous look at our borders. If some folks don't see the humor here it may be because we have entered a crazy time when people say the craziest things and no one seems to be bothered. Crazy is the new normal.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Frank,

      It was satire to be sure and glad you saw the humor of it. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      I don't know how to comment on this political hub Peggy.. Alligators protecting the boarders..LOL Lets just say it was entertaining, a bit satire and a bit realistic political views on your part.. Good? Anyways, thank you for sharing :)

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi FlourishAnyway,

      Glad you think so. I am a vivid dreamer. Haha!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      2 years ago from USA

      You are one clever lady, Peggy!

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Paul,

      So many issues are side stepped for political reasons and the problem continues to plague us. I guess other countries have similar problems. Glad you enjoyed reading this bit of satire and thanks for the share.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi BlossomSB,

      Would they have been traveling in "alligator alley" near the Everglades? Alligators surely are fearsome creatures and one must be cautious around them.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Ken Burgess,

      Many people are upset with the few accomplishments of politicians in Washington. Gridlock is firmly in place. People are upset and this particular Presidential run for office surely reflects that as does your comment.

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 

      2 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      Peggy, I enjoyed reading this hub and thought the idea of using alligators to prey on illegals crossing by water was a funny and novel idea. With the exception of Trump and maybe Cruz, I think there are few politicians who want to deal with illegal immigration. That's because for every one or two illegals working in the States, there is at least one businessman profiting from their cheap labor. Another reason is that the Democrats get a lot of these illegals to vote for them in elections. If there weren't a lot of people benefitting from the 11 million illegals in the U.S., this problem would have already been solved. I am sharing this hub with followers.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A lovely article and it was fun, too! Actually the alligators may not be such a silly idea - we visited friends in Florida some years ago and had to go to a different airport from the one we had first booked to, as they would not drive at night because of the alligators!

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      Ken Burgess 

      2 years ago from Florida

      I think if we could ship all our politicians to Mexico... all those in Washington now, and all those running for office now, America would be made so much better by that act, that I'd be willing to accept a few million Mexicans, legal or illegal just to get rid of them.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Jackie,

      I would hate to have people think that I was serious. Ha! Perhaps the last bit being in bold will make people realize that I was just having a bit of fun when writing this. Anyone skimming the article may not catch that. Oh well...I had a ball writing it. If there was a humor category I would have assigned it to that...but alas!...there is not. Thanks for the share. I agree that we have never seen an election year quite like this one...at least I have not. Shaking head...

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Sorry about that! lol I guess so many of us have it so much on our mind that I fear we will get a nut like DT for president for being the only one who will say what is! Like Nell (who apparently took it serious too) it is not easy to laugh at, seeing our countries turned upside down and not knowing our left from our right, literally! I shared, and will be back to see how everyone else does. hahaha

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi again RJ Schwartz,

      I made my second last sentence in bold so hopefully more people will catch the humor. Ha ha!

      As to writing more serious ones, I tend to write on a variety of subjects and not too many are political in nature. Just a few...

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      Ralph Schwartz 

      2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      You should start writing serious political works - if your satirical ones are this good, I'm certain you'd have epic serious ones.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Jackie,

      I see that you took my solution seriously when it was meant as comedy but the problem is real as you mentioned. Overstaying visas is one way we end up with illegal aliens in our country and as you also mentioned...some of them intend harm to us. It truly is a serious issue.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Nell,

      Sorry for the problems you have in your own country. I guess every country has their own unique...or sometimes similar problems. Hopefully you have found another job?

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      Ralph Schwartz 

      2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      Ouch...ha ha ha ha - I find myself being too much of a realist on things.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello RJ Schwartz,

      I wrote this tongue in cheek and did not expect serious answers. Actually water is a major problem in some of our southwestern states so the building of a moat would be just about impossible. I had fun writing this however. :))

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Hillary Clinton has said she does not think we have an immigration problem (we just need to learn to live with it) so you can rule her out for sure. Actually and truthfully, I have wondered about this myself but I think you will have many hit the roof over it. They have not figured out how this problem will finally destroy us if it isn't on its way to already. Taxpayers are being done so wrong having to support and educate everyone that comes here not only by border but many legally as were the Boston Bombers and we were supporting and educating them but for some reason that is overlooked and not talked about. The more ignorant our leaders keep us the more votes they can buy with our money until there is only one party and soon after a one world government.

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      Nell Rose 

      2 years ago from England

      Hi, I come from England so don't really know the problems, but I do know ours. it seems that the second someone foreign gets on a plane in their country, however evil they are, the second they step of the plane in Britain they have more darn rights than we English do! recently my son tried to get dole money (welfare?) but was told no! then I lost my job and asked for it, and once again, no! but they come into the country, get a free house and money for them and their kids! makes me so mad!

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      Ralph Schwartz 

      2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      I like the way you think its so American. I especially like the way you've defined the preventative actions (sharks, alligators) as stringent enough to insure compliance. If our justice system had such harsh punishments, I'm certain the crime rate would drop, perhaps that's why the Liberals fear the death penalty as it will eliminate most of their voters.

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