Uninformed is how Trump's chief of staff described the border wall promise, with Mexico paying for it. That is a very generous way of saying he has no idea of what is involved.

I had many chances to visit the area since first going there is 1976. A good portion of the border is some of the roughest and remotest parts of the country. As with anything, if you throw enough money at it, you can build it, but where would you build it?

On our side, there are property rights to consider. Mexico has said that they won't have it on their side, and they won't pay for it no matter where it is built. That leaves the middle of the river, and that idea is a non-starter.

If at the end of the day the thing gets built, all one would need to do is go to Wally World and buy a cheap rubber raft and paddle around the end of it. Like many "uninformed" ideas, it sounds great until you actually go look at what is involved in the execution.

Perhaps we could solve the problem by giving Steve King a helmet and a uniform, and let him parade from sea to sea keeping people out.

J. R. Ackley, Marble Rock

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