Why Stop There? #BuildtheShield

Via Huffpost Politics:  Scott Walker Open To Building Wall Along Border With Canada

The Republican presidential candidate said the idea of building a northern wall was brought up to him during a recent town hall in New Hampshire.

"That is a legitimate issue for us to look at," Walker said Sunday on NBC’s "Meet the Press."

Republicans typically take a tough approach on securing the southern border, but few have said a wall should also be built along the U.S.-Canada border.

Walker reasoned that it’s about much more than building a wall, arguing, "It starts with securing the homeland."

"It wasn’t just about building a wall and securing our borders," he said. "It was also about making sure our intelligence community has the ability for counterterrorism and the ability to go after the infrastructure they need to protect us."

Given the obvious terrorist threats that have been pouring over the borders since 2001, I really don’t understand why these guys aren’t calling for a a national force field.  If we can put a man on the moon surely we can secure America from these threats!

#BuildtheShield

FILED UNDER: Borders and Immigration, Campaign 2016, Quick Takes, US Politics
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Comments

  1. Bob Roth says:

    This is like locking the barn after the horse is stolen. Cruz is already here.

  2. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    If it wasn’t for those misguided laws prohibiting the CIA from conducting espionage and black ops on US soil, we wouldn’t have these sorts of problems. We need a national anti-terrorism police task force. We can call it the Stazzi, for short.

  3. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    @Just ‘nutha ig’rant cracker: Did I mention that it will be really inexpensive to implement? We can cut the corporate tax to zero and the increased production and consumption of all those new great products that are currently trapped in limbo by our current tax structure will flood the Treasury with money.

  4. anjin-san says:

    Can we work laser cannons into the plan somehow?

  5. al-Ameda says:

    A ‘Berlin Wall’ on our border?

    Great, I suppose that we can look forward to, at some day in the not-too-distant future, a visit by Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, to London Ontario, where she will demand, “Herr Walker, tear down this wall!” Whereupon, President Walker will respond, “Ich bin ein Ost-Berliner.”

  6. Gustopher says:

    Many illegal immigrants send money home to their families. Maybe we should stop all currency transfers out of the country too.

  7. #ban_carrot_raisin_salad says:

    Someone should ask Walker his position on the abortion of Baby Carrots.
    The signs at the produce department say they are cut and peeled!
    THE HORROR!

  8. Franklin says:

    @#ban_carrot_raisin_salad: True. That sounds even worse than what the grapes have to endure, sitting out there in the sun until they shrivel.

  9. Gromitt Gunn says:

    I hear Walker’s favorite TV show is Under the Dome.

  10. JWH says:

    Wouldn’t the wall keep out Justin Bieber?

  11. JohnMcC says:

    @anjin-san: Heh! I had the idea of adding photon-torpedoes but I’m so little of a sci-fi fan — esp ignorant of Trek-world — that I thought ‘nah’, somebody else will bring it up if it applies. Between lasers and photon-torpedoes, we’d have a show even better than Ms Coulter’s idea of selling tickets to watch the Predator-launched Hellfire missiles rain down on migrants trying to sneak across our southern border.

  12. James Pearce says:

    The Republican presidential candidate said the idea of building a northern wall was brought up to him during a recent town hall in New Hampshire.

    “That is a legitimate issue for us to look at,” Walker said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

    It is?

    That’s weird. First glance says it’s a silly idea and that our energies should be spent elsewhere. But hey…..not really Walker’s target audience here.

  13. Tillman says:

    “We have to put up a wall on our southern border NOW, but we should also think twice about the Canuck and the moral dimension that is absent from him.”

  14. J-Dub says:

    The current plan to secure the eastern seaboard with sharks isn’t working out so well.

  15. J-Dub says:

    The real question is why hasn’t Canada already built a wall to secure their southern border?

  16. grumpy realist says:

    @anjin-san: don’t forget the sharks to carry the laser beams!

  17. al-Ameda says:

    @J-Dub:

    The real question is why hasn’t Canada already built a wall to secure their southern border?

    You know, that’s a damned good question.
    .