Lo Siento, Mexico! The Great Big Wall seems to be Trump's go-to. (read about it here.) It's not exactly original, there have been other walls in other times. Maybe it would benefit us to look at the greatest wall of them all; The Great Wall of China.
The Great Wall didn't really work in the long run. It is curious that these are ancient problems and building a wall is so basic, here we are in 2016, with a politician telling us he'll build a wall and Mexico will pay for it, only they won't really know they are. The Art of the Wall Deal? Is that how it works?
There was another wall, Hadrian's Wall, that Rome built, like Rome, it wasn't built in a day! The purpose of this wall? To separate the Romans from the "Barbarians" (read indigenous people) some reasons speculated for this wall seem to be much like China's Great Wall. it was for regulation and taxation, After Hadrian's death, there was a new Emperor, Antonius Pius who, decided he needed a new (you guessed it) wall! This would be the Antonine Wall in Scotland, why would he need another
It seems that Donald Trump is not much of a student of history. Walls have been built all over the world, they start out as some sort of method of defense, but really end up as a way to regulate and tax the flow of goods and people who are moving through countries. Notice, there's no mention of a "Great Wall" to be built between Canada and the US. Canadians don't want any parts of immigrating, legally or illegally. It's economic refugees coming into our country after we have fiddled around and caused coups to happen in so many Central and South Americans governments, I have lost track. The insane Drug War causing gang activity, money laundering and violence. In 2015, Trump called for the legalization of all drugs, as far as I could read in Trumps speech yesterday, he didn't mention legalizing drugs. Just build a Great Wall and that will solve all your problems, history teaches us, that people who are determined enough, find a way to get around or get over walls or the maintenance of them will bankrupt a country already stretched too thin. This is nothing new, it is a retrograde of an idea and once again shows a serious lack of creativity, which is what I look for in a leader and why I won't be voting. Make America great again, with a wall. No thanks.