Perhaps the Donald Should Read Up on the History of Walls

@egdcltd (5837)
November 16, 2016 9:16am CST
So, I heard on the news that Donald Trump plans to go ahead with his wall (or fence in some places) between the US and Mexico. He stated that this was construction - which is a subject he is familiar with. I think he should read up on the history of walls though, such as Hadrian's, the Great Wall of China - and the Maginot Line. None were effective at stopping people from going past them, even with garrisons in the thousands or tens of thousands (technology will probably reduce that number, but not eliminate it). They weren't always intended to stop people though; I think Hadrian's Wall was intended to stop people coming back with stuff they'd stolen, and regulate trade through it. A modern wall won't be particularly effective either. Guards can be bribed or threatened to allow people to cross (and the drug cartels have a lot of money and are rather bloodthirsty). Also, there's this innovation that's really effective at getting past walls. It's called a tunnel. Perhaps Trump is simply saying this to keep his supporters happy at the moment, and plans to dump the idea later. I don't actually think he's stupid. Image: Severin.stalder [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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@Madshadi (3388)
• Brussels, Belgium
16 Nov 16
I don't think he has a clue. He just hears about the most extreme method to deal with a problem and goes for it.
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@egdcltd (5837)
16 Nov 16
I really hope he doesn't choose the most extreme method - shortly he's going to have access to nukes!
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@Madshadi (3388)
• Brussels, Belgium
16 Nov 16
That's what we all fear
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@rachael5760 (2530)
• Israel
16 Nov 16
I agree with you,,a wall will not work. I don't think that the USA should kick out non-citizens anyway. They do jobs that other people don't want, would you like to pick potatoes 8 hours a day for a low wage? I didn't think so, but a person who has no other job will do it, and especially if he is not documented.
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@Happy2BeMe (66858)
• Canada
16 Nov 16
The whole thing is just foolishness! Every time he opens his mouth it just leaves me shaking my head!
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@egdcltd (5837)
16 Nov 16
I do wonder if he actually believes what he's saying, or whether he's simply doing it to boost "ratings" - he does, after all, have experience in reality TV.
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@Happy2BeMe (66858)
• Canada
16 Nov 16
@egdcltd Yes that is true and he does love attention!
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