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What do you think about building a Mexico border wall?

It's important for illegal immigration and should be built
It's a joke. There are many more effective ways of stopping illegal crossings
Mexico is going to pay for it, so why not?
I have a more expansive view of this matter



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11. Douglas Robb CEOExpressSelect Member
     (8/25/2017 9:06:22 AM)
     Message ID #289464

This message is in response to Michael O'Neill ( message id #289461 )  View All Related Messages

You are correct. None of the Texas representatives who districts include sections where the wall would be built want the wall. That should tell you something. The money can be used much better elsewhere.

12. Domenick Aulozzi CEOExpressSelect Member
     (8/25/2017 9:07:51 AM)
     Message ID #289465

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How fitting it is that I just read this column http://snips.ly/8S3W8T and then I read your media poll question for today. Nothing like slanting the discussion to fit your view, by the way you set up the "question."

13. Douglas Robb CEOExpressSelect Member
     (8/25/2017 9:14:54 AM)
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Instead of his stupid wall trump should be concentrating on Hurricane Harvey. The storm, strengthened to Category 2 overnight, could make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane or higher ó with winds of at least 111 miles per hour. Harvey is expected to stall over Texas and could dump more than 35 inches of rain onto some areas, overwhelming bayous and flooding streets. We are about to see the effect of trumpís not appointing officials or filling vacancies in agencies. trumpís imitation of being president has provided a lot of laughs up until now, but it is soon about to become clear to everybody what a horrible mistake the voters made.

14. Jefferson Packer
     (8/25/2017 9:24:55 AM)
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I think the more important question is, "When will the impeachment proceedings begin?"

But if we're going to talk about this, then let's talk about it. The wall, as proposed, would certainly reduce the number of illegal border crossings. It won't be air tight, of course, but my guess is that it would reduce the number of crossings by about 80%. The truly determined will find a way over, under or around it - but the vast majority of humanity isn't truly determined. Most of us take the path of least resistance.

As another poster said, "The real problem is drugs." The wall would certainly reduce the amount of drugs coming across the border, but the economic incentive to bring them in is so high that it would also increase the amount of "alternative route" smuggling. We would see more planes, more shipping containers and more train cars full of drugs. Would it make up the difference? There is no way to know without actually conducting the experiment.

A third issue surrounding the border, is that of terrorists slipping in with the migrants. The wall would certainly make that harder.

But the bigger question is, "Is the wall the right strategy to get control of our southern border and get control of who is entering America?" A physical barrier is both simple and impressive. It takes the least amount of brains, and the least amount of manpower, of all the possible solutions to illegal immigration.

But there are many, many other possible solutions to the problem. Far more than I could even begin to go into here. And above and beyond those solutions lies the question of whether or not stopping illegal immigration from Mexico and Central/South America would even be the best thing for the country? There is a real argument to be made that our economy would suffer real harm in the absence of immigrant labor.

But again, the wall isn't the most important question. The most important question is, "Is the man who is currently the leader of the free world and the bearer of the nuclear suitcase even mentally and emotionally fit for his job? Or does his repeatedly demonstrated psychological state of irrational instability represent a danger to the country and to the world?"

I had high hopes for this ultimate outsider. I really wanted to see him successfully drain the swamp. But I think it's safe to say that that was a pipe dream. The question now is, how long is Congress going to let this man continue to make fools of all of us in front of the whole world? How long is Congress going to allow the nuclear launch authority to remain in the hands of someone who is living in a paranoid dream world where he believes that he is increasingly surrounded by enemies? How long is Congress going to allow the Presidency to be held by a man who is proving again and again that he is his own worst enemy?

Barring some sudden onset of sanity and rational behavior in Donald Trump, it is time for constitutional, legislative action.

15. Robert Fahrbach CEOExpressSelect Member
     (8/25/2017 9:52:58 AM)
     Message ID #289468

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I really don't think smuggler's would be slugging drugs through the desert if they could simply fly or rail them in. (Why not just use UPS???).

16. D Robb
     (8/25/2017 9:59:37 AM)
     Message ID #289469

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You're right. The wall is a total waste of money.

17. Carlos Figuero
     (8/25/2017 10:12:45 AM)
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Great suggestion which is long overdue.

18. Thomas C CEOExpressSelect Member
     (8/25/2017 10:53:14 AM)
     Message ID #289471

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Legalize "drugs"? All of the starter Opioids are.

25 to 35% of the pop is impaired, that would be great!

Why show up for work? Stay home and get high.

19. Douglas Robb CEOExpressSelect Member
     (8/25/2017 10:57:52 AM)
     Message ID #289472

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Decriminalize drugs and criminally prosecute doctors and pharmaceutical companies that are pushing opioids. You are confused and confusing two separate problems. No surprise there.
Did you figure out that the $1.57 billion appropriated for the wall is only for repairs and maintenance, not new construction?

20. Scott Walker
     (8/25/2017 10:58:39 AM)
     Message ID #289473

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Yes,for more illegal welfare
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