The Star-Herald

Walls fail throughout history

To the editor:

We have a president that is insisting on building a wall between Mexico and the U.S. Apparently Trump missed out on a lot of his history lessons.

The fact is that walls don’t work. The Great Wall of China didn’t work. The Mongol hordes went over, under and around it. The Hadrian Wall in northern England didn’t work. The Picts and Scots went over, under and around the thing. The Berlin Wall was eventually torn town. Pieces of it were sold. Remember when President Reagan stated while standing near it: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”

The Siegfried Line and Maginot Line suffered the same fate. Those that don’t agree with these facts can go back and check them out.

Trump threw a temper tantrum and shut down the government. Some say this shutdown could be the longest in U.S. history. Mexico isn’t paying for the useless thing. Now he wants to use our hard-earned tax dollars for it. The good news is that it “ain’t going to happen.”

Kenneth “Pat” Nelson

Fort Fairfield

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