So, Donald Trump wants to build a stupid wall.
Instead of throwing rhetorical rocks, I thought it would be more constructive to try to find a way to make it a smart wall. And there is one sure-fire way to transform a stupid border wall from Brownsville TX to San Diego CA into a very smart wall. Put a high speed rail line on top of the wall.
Think about it. A Brownsville – San Diego High Speed Rail Line is much more than a border wall. It is an economic development engine! Communities along the border will become high-tech transportation hubs! You will be able to ride from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean in ten hours! And think of the deterrent factor: it’s easy to climb over a wall, but climbing over a wall with trains on top running at 200+ miles per hour? We will be able to reduce the number of border patrol agents and funnel the funds into paying for more trains!
So, I offer this proposal as a grand compromise. Trump gets his wall, the nation gets a nifty new train set, and everybody can be happy with the outcome!