Now that we are in a mode of relentless one-upmanship in finding ways to keep these pesky furriners out at all costs, one-time favorite and now floundering Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says that building a wall along the US-Canada border is a “legitimate issue we need to look at”.
That border is 5, 250 miles long. The US-Mexico border is 1,954 miles, so Walker clearly hopes to make Donald Trump’s wall look puny. Walker has not yet said if he will get the Canadians to pay for his wall, the way Trump assures us the Mexicans will.
One has to expect any moment that Bobby Jindal will realize that the coast of his state Louisiana is utterly exposed too and will suggest that we need to build a wall all around the contiguous 48 US states in order to prevent people coming by sea, because these immigrants are a crafty bunch and will take advantage of every opening. After all, we know that people have rowed across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Of course, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico would be still unprotected and this still leaves open the possibility that people will sneak into those regions by sea and then fly into the mainland, so will need walls for them too.
I sometimes wonder if Trump is secretly laughing at how easily he can get the other candidates to make themselves look ridiculous. Or maybe he has investments in the building industries and hopes to make a killing with all this wall-building.