By Bob Ferris
As an example to the President, I built a wall today. My wall was erected to stop a foreign threat from causing damage. In this case the alien peril was the eastern fox squirrels that were eating my wife’s carefully planted tulip bulbs. I built the wall out of grape canes and willow twigs that would have been composted. Pretty simple. This was a real wall that solved a real problem.
This is not a wall erected because of manufactured hate. This is not a wall that will cause my country to be a global embarrassment. This wall will not encourage these squirrels to retaliate by chewing through my internet cable or attacking me while I am gardening.
This wall will also not stop endangered species from migrating. This is not a wall that cost money either through its construction or via losses in future revenues from boycotts or reductions in tourism revenues because no one wants to visit a country run by bigots. The wall will also not act as a catalyst to war.
It is a wall that will lead both to beauty and healthy co-existence. Perhaps this should be a model for other walls that might be built or not.