posted on Jun, 27 2007 @ 01:15 AM
The problem with a wall, as has been pointed out, is that some illegals will find a way through.
I've been doing a lot of thinking about this, and how to make our borders 100% secure. I think I've hit upon the solution, and it would solve
numerous other pressing problems facing our nation.
This idea is a little outside of the box, but please hear me out.
Forget the wall. What we need is a giant dome, or rather numerous connected domes, over the entire U.S. That would solve the problem of illegals
getting over the wall, and no one could fly planes in for terrorist acts either. Watercraft would have their own special hangars on the periphery, and
we could sink bars across river deltas.
Yes, I know this would require major engineering and massive amounts of manpower--that is one of the side benefits, it would guarantee full
employment, and we could cut welfare. There would be no excuse for lazy slackers who don't want to work, there would be so many jobs in all areas,
both in construction, and in service positions to meet the needs of the workers. And the need for maintenance workers would mean steady jobs in
There would be designated ports of entry with retractable panels for air and vehicular traffic, isolated from residential and business zones, with the
dome walls reinforced to withstand explosions, in the event of a suicide bomber making it inside.
This would be great for climate control, with adjustable louvered panels to permit air circulation, and strategically placed exhaust fans to suck up
industrial pollutants and blow them outside the dome. There would be gutters on the sides of the domes to collect rainfall and snowmelt--just think,
no more frigid winters, no more spring floods.
There could also be surveillance cameras all along the dome struts [I'm thinking of geodesic domes, of course--the logistics of such massive domes
would be insane otherwise] to thwart any homegrown terrorists and other criminals.
Naturally, naysayers would have a fit--the PETA people would be screaming about all the birds smacking into the dome, but hey, who cares? Birds are
stupid anyway; they're always making kaka everywhere. Anyone that had a problem with the safety dome would have plenty of time during the
construction to get the heck out and go live elsewhere, good riddance.
The important thing is, no illegals could get in, and we'd be SAFE.