We Need Walls, Just Not around New Classrooms or Other Spaces That People Actually Use
Sinking into insignificance in the presidential polling, Scott Walker’s has now suggested that building a wall along our border with Canada may be necessary to preserve our national security.
Putting aside what this emphasis on walling out the world indicates about the current state of our national psyche—or at least the Far Right psyche—the proposals for these walls along our borders expose the incoherence of the values ostensibly being preserved. Unlike Donald Trump who seems blithely unconcerned about the cost of constructing a wall along the much shorter border with Mexico, Walker claims to be a very determined fiscal conservative and yet has proposed what would surely be the second most expensive public works project in U.S. history—with only the interstate highway system surpassing it in cost.
But this is what happens when your presidential campaign is floundering: you ignore principles that are momentarily inconvenient in order to get some…
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