The Wall

Americans should take note!
The Wall is a Double Edge Sword!
Physical walls work both ways – walls slow down people coming through them but also keep people from escaping such as the Iron Curtain was and the DMZ is now!

California needs no such wall – what California does need is a long term sustaining border protection strategy that everyone will agree to. California does face an ever growing sophisticated drug smuggling Cartel problem as well as people smuggling operations. I propose as governor of California a small highly mobile border protection force with significant standoff range (optics day and night), blimps with Predator Eyes installed that can detect and intercept as effectively, if not much more so than a wall, and is far more flexible in its mission than a wall. But more importantly this type of force will never be a double edge sword, such as a wall may become. (See my Border Protection tab on the main page of this web site). This force would be in support of US Customs and Border Protection.

I spent three years in West Germany looking at the Iron Curtain (wall) as I was in reconnaissance – it was a double layer fence but it had the same effect as a wall - it kept people in and out as it was effective in both directions and unintentionally hindered its builders. I walked thru Check Point Charlie into East Berlin and saw that wall and did not care for it one bit. I’ve been to Israel and have seen the Israeli wall – rest assured today the Israelis do need a wall - California has no need for such fences or walls as it faces no threats of any real significance – it faces no danger of any kind requiring such a high level of effort and resources!

It is much easier for a small token force to keep people in rather than out – this is the double edge of the wall!
Americans in general do not like walls and are uncomfortable with the concept. We inevitably do not like to be blocked in and it is in our nature NOT to be surrounded or hindered by any means or anyone at anytime!

I support the Office of the President regardless of who is in it!
I voted for President Trump as I think he is a man who says what he means and he means what he says, and I believe he is legitimately trying to help the American people – and we should help him do that to the best of our ability – to do otherwise throws unnecessary roadblocks into his path and handicaps the White House staff who is just doing their best to help the American people – Everyone of us should keep in mind that the President and his staff is only human, and is trying to help us - Americans. We do not have to agree with everything the President and the White House does or says, but when we disagree we cannot be malicious, divisive, cause chaos to the point of insurgency, otherwise we risk sending the country on a path of destruction.

The President has mentioned a wall, but in reality he is for strong border protection which can in fact take many effective forms. A Physical barrier such a wall may be too divisive for the country!