America has undergone a partial government shutdown, for almost two weeks, today, and, both sides, look, to be far apart. As opposed to looking for a meeting – of – the – mind, it appears we’re seeing an upgraded version of politics, as usual, where the main focus seems to be on private / political agenda, self – interest, and, possibly, ego, as opposed to balancing public safety, truth, efficacy, cost – efficiency, etc.. With that in mind, this guide will try to briefly examine, consider, review, and talk, some of the fundamental realities, possibilities, motives, and if they are more fact, than fiction.
- Aside from the ethical concerns, the wall would require an extensive application of the laws of Eminent Domain, since there are numerous locations, where locations are independently owned. Additionally, in many locations, natural obstacles (for instance, water/ Gulf of Mexico), make additions obstacles to attaining building a 2,000 mile barrier. What is going to actually be, the overall costs involved, including all of the legal challenges / barriers, construction, and correctly installing this enormous wall, and, future maintenance, etc? Is this really, going to reach its stated goals, or is it symbolic, etc?
- Ethical/ humankind: It has been less than 30 years, since the Berlin Wall, was removed, and came down. How do any wall be esthetic, inspiring, and/ or inspirational?
- Does this work? : Can a wall work, concerning the articulated, said issues, of President Donald Trump? However, those saying, all he is doing is keeping his campaign promises, seem to be overlooking, the guarantee was, Mexico will be paying for the Wall. Additionally, the huge majority of security specialists, say strongly, a physical barrier is a costly, inefficient, ineffective, step, and, while there’s a demand, for a state – of – the – art, border security program, with more technology and labour, than symbolic barrier.
- Why is this the battle? : I can’t speak to the President, however, it seems, this is much more about Mr. Trump, appealing to his core supporters, and political foundation, in addition to the ultra – conservative media, than anything else. Others think this might, additionally, be an effort, to divert attention from other, much researched additional problems. With so many national issues, could not over $5 billion, be used, on pressing matters, such as education, clean water and air, health, etc?
Is not it time, for us, to proclaim, we have had enough, of the politics over policy? Wake up, America, and emphasise your priorities!