Border Problem Solved

On the drive into work this morning, I was listing to a talk show and they were having a pretty heated debate on if we should build a wall to block off Mexico and the U.S. I'm sure we've all heard the arguments, so I'm not going to get into that. What I'd actually like to do is propose an alternative to the wall.

Instead of building a wall or even a fence we build towers. On the top of each of these towers we have snipers, and their job is to shoot anyone who tries to cross the border. We'll put up some signs, in both Spanish and English, letting them know attempted crossings will end it death. But, we will also allow anyone who makes it through to become an instant U.S. citizen.

There are a lot of advantages to this idea. First, it will greatly reduce the number of people trying to cross the border. Once the word is out, my guess is fewer people will try. Second, We will reduce the cost of border management. We won't have to spend the money on the cost of building a wall, and I guarantee we will have no shortage of gun toting Texan's willing to volunteer to sit on top of the towers. And we are helping to reduce the population growth we are experiencing. And for all those concerned about illegal aliens, like I said if they make it across the fire zone, they become a citizen and can go get those jobs picking fruit and mowing lawns.

It's a win, win situation for all. Well, except for the people who get killed, but that's okay, because as Star Trek teaches us "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few"

Comments

Rooster said…
Did I hear a Star Trek reference? You are fired.
CM said…
Hey, one thing I've learned from working at Microsoft is, that it all relates to Star Trek... or Star Wars... or The Matrix
Graham Tucker said…
Awesome idea, I just wonder if over here in the UK, we could take the same approach with the Channel Tunnel, although with the exit from it being about 30m wide the image of shooting fish in a barrel comes to mind!!!
CM said…
Haha, yeah maybe to make it more sporting instead of rifles, you set the rule that you have to use crossbows. It give anyone coming out the change to dodge or catch the arrow, ninja style.