If the purpose of a “border wall” is to protect American assets and lifestyle, it seems to me that the administration is putting a lock on the front door while leaving the rest of the house open.
Specifically, leaving some of our most precious assets, public land and national parks unprotected during the government shutdown results in irrecoverable damage. The simplistic belief that a “silver bullet” wall will protect our friends and families is irresponsible, deliberately spiteful, and shortsighted. We should be able to rely on our government to steward our lands, not waste them in an ill-conceived budget trade-off.
And finally, who decided protecting these American assets was not essential?