The Wall is 300 miles long, 700 feet tall, forged of ice and magic, and guess what happened to it?
That’s right, an ice dragon blasted it to smithereens. Even though EVERYONE said it was impenetrable and that there were no such things as white walkers.
Winter’s here, Westeros!
Fantasy jokes aside, there are several real, concrete reasons why Trump's wall is a bad idea.
The first is that it is prohibitively expensive. Republicans say it will cost $12 to $15 billion, but conservative estimates start at 70 billion dollars – (do you know what the US can do with that kind of money?!) – and Mexico certainly won’t pay for it.
Secondly, the wall won't accomplish its stated purpose. If people really want to cross the wall, they'll cross.
Drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, for instance, created “super tunnels” under the existing wall that had elevators – elevators! – to funnel ridiculous amounts of cocaine into California.
As the Washington Post explains, “The ground here… ‘is like Swiss cheese.'”
Lastly, there's one important thing lots of people forget. The disputed states in which Trump's wall will be built once belonged to Mexico.
If you don’t remember what eminent domain is, it is defined as “the right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation.”
Expropriate is a fancy word for stealing, FYI.
That aside, some might argue that there is no reason for the wall.
One Tijuana policeman said it best. “For me, they should make it [the wall] even taller, so the crazies, like in Las Vegas, don’t come over here. I’m serious. The danger is over there.”