Republican presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker(WI) stated that building a wall along the U.S. – Canada border is a legitimate idea, reported CNN. Canadians aren’t immigrating to America in droves, so it may be to keep fed-up Americans from escaping.
Obviously copycatting candidate Donald Trump, who’s been proposing the construction of a giant wall along the U.S. – Mexico border, Walker believes that a wall separating us from Canada ensures America’s safety. He’s trying to stir controversy like Trump, but he is just being an idiot.
“Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire,” Walker said. “They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at.”
Sen. Patrick Leany (D-VT) noted that Walker’s idea would damage the economic relationship between the U.S. and Canada and said it’s “one of the craziest” ideas so far in this election.
“Gov. Walker simply must be unaware of the economic prosperity that commerce across the northern border brings to the United States,” Leahy said. “Those of us who represent states that share a border with Canada know better. … It is disappointing but not surprising that yet another Republican presidential candidate is using the border to score cheap political points.”
We don’t have to worry about Canadians committing a mass exodus into the United States. They’re fine up there. If anything, it’s Americans who are tired of this dysfunctional government and want to get out.