Building a wall may be the most simple minded waste of taxpayers money ever proposed. This isn't the Ming dynasty and the solution to waning labor jobs, poverty, dwindling infrastructure, and opiate addiction in middle America certainly isn't keeping Mexicans out. Maybe we should support a proper public education system with emphasis in STEM fields so that instead of fighting automation and outsourcing we can learn to design, produce and maintain the robots that are performing the labor jobs. Maybe we can create and utilize novel renewable energy sources, export our knowledge, and attract the best and the brightest from around the world. Maybe we can put an American on Mars. Maybe we can once again become a beacon of freedom around the world and give hope to the next generation. Or we can build a wall, some more nukes, cut healthcare, shutdown the EPA and give tax cuts to our president and his friends.