Donald Trump has promised to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico. About a third of the world's countries have a fence or wall on their border - 4 times as many as when the Berlin wall came down. Most people have a fence around their backyard at home. This question seeks to understand why some see a border wall as bad. The union representing border patrol agents has endorsed Trump.
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Even Trump said "well, they can use a ladder..."
Thanks for your reply. I think it's interesting when you say that most people just don't like Donald Trump. I wonder what would happen if Obama or Clinton had wanted to build a wall, whether the opinions would be different politically.
Why do people lock their doors, why do they get burglar alarms? The fact is that without a wall, anyone can cross into the US. Mexico doesn't allow free entry on their S border, but they want us to leave our S border open???
Trump makes so many empty and impossible promises that they are the reason that people don't like Trump. He is a B.S. artist - the best one ever. Would you buy a seat in Trump U? get in line to sue him for money he owes you? Why r u buying the wall?
Your last comment was just a rant on Trump, it didn't answer the comment I posed.
Thank you for your comments Paula. Oceans don't keep illegals out. We have our fair share in Hawaii. We have open borders since US statehood & are overloaded with mainland homeless & invasive species ruining our agriculture. Don't know a sol
I would go for the electronic sensor fence myself with aerostats.
Thanks for your reply. I haven't heard any dollar amounts for the cost of a wall, & Trump hasn't said how much of the border the wall would cover. I do find it interesting that most people want their personal space fenced off but not the country'
I hate to tell you what you sound like.
Brad....It's probably good that U "hate to tell Randy what he sounds like." He has every right 2 speak his mind just as anyone, w/o being harassed. More importantly, Randy is his own man & not moved by what someone else thinks of his opinion.
Apparently Randy can't answer for himself.
Go ahead and tell me what I sound like Brad, even though you hate to. I'll merely consider the source as always. :P
Brad....I certainly wasn't answering FOR Randy......just suggesting to you why it's a good idea not to say what you were thinking. Sorry. I won't make that mistake again. Silly me.
I agree Old-Empresario. That's why I asked the question - where is all the anger coming from? Is a lot of it being media driven and therefore, driven by the Democrats? I also think the manner in which Trump talks turns some people off too.
Thanks for your input Rae. I agree that this "wall thing" has become a personal issue for many. Trump is a disrupter. I don't know whether he'll get elected, but he is causing us to question the status quo. I'm not sure that's a bad thing.
You didn't look up far enough, the wall is not complete across the border.
Thank you for your input, Yossarian. You are correct that the photo is a fence on the southern border, but one of the issues has always been that the border is unfenced for over 1,000 miles.
I dare you to take a trip down to those "1,000" miles. People die trying to cross in that god forsaken part of the country. No water, no roads, no food, just rattlesnakes, coyotes, and unfriendly territory.
The drug cartel has no problem getting across the border with their illegal drugs, guns, and human trafficking. They get over $1 billion dollars in drugs into the US every year. The wall isn't about illegal aliens, it is drugs, terrorists
Exactly why this fanatical 'wall' idea WILL NOT WORK! The war on drugs is a totally different issue and the cartels are well equipped to go over, under, around, or through any wall they encounter.