Maybe we can agree on a Trump border wall with Mexico... What do you think?

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  1. Misfit Chick profile image75
    Misfit Chickposted 17 months ago

    Maybe we can agree on a Trump border wall with Mexico... What do you think?

    The WH held a competition to design & re-conceptualize the border wall in the desert between America & Mexico. Some of the ideas are really quite good - turning the wall into more than just the imposing, ugly, concrete monstrosity most of us had in our heads. The problem is, the good ideas would need more money - but, they might be worth it in the end. One of the winners of the competition (see image) turned that stretch of land into an inhabitable & productive farming venture on both sides. What do you think, could you support a less 'unwelcoming' wall? Mexico might even help pay for that...

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13503313_f260.jpg

  2. profile image0
    Old Poolmanposted 17 months ago

    I have no problem with either wall.  Better a wall than needing to use our Military to protect our borders as some countries do.  I'm not sure how turning the border into a farm would help but it sounds good. Water would be a big problem in some areas of the border.  Allowing the Border Patrol to do their job with the help of technology might eliminate the need for a wall completely.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
      bradmasterOCcalposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Mike
      Only illegal aliens will see much of the wall.
      I don't think many people including Nancy Pelosi have any idea why we need the wall.

    2. Misfit Chick profile image75
      Misfit Chickposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Turning the border into farmland would provide jobs and increase goods produced in both countries - wouldn't it? Yeah, there are always obstacles; and more money & updated tech would also help alot.

  3. Terrielynn1 profile image92
    Terrielynn1posted 17 months ago

    There is a fence already. Others are tearing walls down. I don't understand why US wants to spend so much money to build. To the point that it could effect US trade with mexico. I talked to a few canadian friends and we are thinking of holidays there instead of US. If he keeps it up we won't buy our retirement home there either and I really love Arizona.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
      bradmasterOCcalposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      You have to be kidding. Canada really is tough on non Canadians working in Canada. I know that for a fact. And you are going to preach to us.

      The real need for the wall, do you have any idea why?

    2. Misfit Chick profile image75
      Misfit Chickposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Actually, its kind of silly to put a wall down south and not one between Canada and the US - there is just as much of a danger of terrorists coming through either way. But, if we HAVE to have a wall to make some people feel as if they are safer...

    3. Terrielynn1 profile image92
      Terrielynn1posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Hi brad. Haven't seen you in awhile. No Iam not kidding. I have friends from all over the world. And now he is bad mouthing our dairy industry here. When does he stop. I love people from a lot of different countries. Where does it stop.

    4. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
      bradmasterOCcalposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Catherine, The drug cartel is in Mexico, which border do you think they are using? MS13 and other gangs from S America come thru S US border.

      Terrie
      You didn't respond to my comment. As far as Trump and Canada, it was Canada that stop buying US milk

    5. Dean Traylor profile image94
      Dean Traylorposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      MS-13 was created in Los Angeles in the early 1980s (not far from where I work) by teens that came from parents that had fled El Salvador's Civil War (not S. America). It started as a stoner group that were fans of Ozzy. But,became violent later

    6. Misfit Chick profile image75
      Misfit Chickposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Still, there are illegal things that happen along the Canadian border. I've lived in ND & WA state - both have issues with drug crossing & once an actual terrorist came through to blow up the Space Needle on New Year's Eve. Its important, too

  4. Dean Traylor profile image94
    Dean Traylorposted 17 months ago

    The wall will be an ecological disaster in the making. It will cut through delicate environment, affect water shed areas from California and Texas. We may lose territory (or gain) in areas along Rio Grande. After all, you can't build the wall in the middle of the river where the current borders are set.  God knows what will happen to the Colorado River. That river is already hurting where California, Arizona and Mexico meet.
    Also, many citizens in the US will most likely be forced to vacate their land. And, on top of that, the US citizens -- not Mexican -- will be paying for the wall if the plans go accordingly.  If I'm correct it may affect Native American reservations, as well.

  5. The0NatureBoy profile image48
    The0NatureBoyposted 17 months ago

    With the U.S. military being established for the defense of these United States, if he plan on building a wall it should be a wall of Army and Marines protecting it, not of steal and mortar. For our military to defend this nation they need to be on the 50 states of U.S. territory and our navy in near and territorial waters, otherwise, they are taking offense aggressive actions against other nations especially if our ships, planes and personnel are in other's territory and international waters.

    If that were to happen least 75% of the military's budget could be put to rebuilding out infrastructure and ensuring the "general welfare" of everyone is above the poverty line of about $26K person per year and still have money for other things. Since the "national debt" is because of borrowing the nation's own money from the privately owned Federal Reserve bank the Fed would be required to repay the interest the US have paid since the early 19teens which could lower taxes and still pay for free Education. 

    Therefore, YES, build the wall with our million plus military personnel and bring the rest to local international waters and home to our 50 states and DC. Then, their spending would be here and increase our money's value. What more can we ask for?

 
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