The government shutdown continues with no sign of it ending soon. Both sides are interested only in making political points. I’m not sure what to do with them. If they were children, we could send them to bed without supper. This game of chicken is ostensibly about the border wall. I thought this would be a good time to take a look at the wall.
There is substantial room for varying opinions on who we should let into the country. Hopefully, everyone agrees that we need secure borders. We must keep terrorists and criminals from entering the country.
The question is then what approach we should take. President Trump decided on the wall. If he followed his usual style, he would have reached that decision without any study or consultation with experts. Personally, I favor increased personnel and sophisticated sensors. It is hard to get past people and technology that are monitoring the border. You can get past a wall with either a shovel or a ladder.