Modern Caesar: Details Of Trump Wall Released, Border Will Mirror Ancient Roman Wall Of Alesia
It seems that the Trump Wall is going to be a structure that not only has roots too deep to dig under, but also roots in history. The Battle of Alesia was fought in 52 BC “by the army of Julius Caesar against a confederation of Gallic tribes united under the leadership of Vercingetorix of the Arverni,” according to Wikipedia. While the battle itself is not as important, the resulting wall that Caesar built to fortify (something that he would never have imagined in his lifetime) is of GREAT importance today. That is because Trump’s team has set about releasing details of the wall, which harken back to this very structure.
While Blasting News is reporting that the structure will be 30 feet high, some reports are saying 40 feet. It can be imagined that the area in question will dictate the needed height just as the terrain will instruct where only a fence is needed due to wild growth density. A tweet from “Trump First Member” also informs us that the wall will be patrolled from the skies by drones and by actual boots on the ground. This will prevent most of the tunneling and neglect to details that lead to prior attempts at border control failing.
It is said that “everything underground will be monitored,” and that there will be “obstacles” preventing illegal migrants who try to “approach the wall.” This is something that will ALSO work to prevent easy circumnavigation of the people’s protection. It is hoped that once these tactics are in place that there will be far fewer attempts at illegal immigration and that more will turn to legal avenues of entry. To this end, there shall even be towers with watchful eyes gazing down upon any migrants who come close.
The Alesia wall even used water and rivers as an obstacle, so in areas where it could be possible, BUILDING ponds or lakes could be a remarkable idea. All that would need to be done is to build the lake on the U.S. side and step the wall back. There were even pits dug on and around the Alesia wall at the time, something that may not be such a terrible idea even today. While the sharpened sticks won’t be needed (before anyone implies that they too shall be used), the idea of building things around the whole wall that would impede traffic even near it is a wonderful idea. After all, if one can not get close to the wall, one can not breach it.
A job posting on a government website says that the wall must “look good from the north side,” preventing it from being the eyesore that so many feared that it would be. A wall may never look as good as open areas, but giving up some aesthetics for lower crime rates, a better economy and legal migration is more than worth it. It is needed to be
“difficult to climb and even more difficult to cut through,” as well. Trump wants the wall to cost $12 billion, a price that Mexico will be able to repay via taxes, border rates, or whatever chosen repayment method the president employs. John Kelly of the Homeland Security quoted $21 billion, a price tag shunned by Trump.
A recent budget proposal from Trump allows for a $2.1 billion “down payment” on the wall. This is something that was greatly appreciated by those who voted for Trump because they wanted to see construction happen quickly. The wall is expected to cost $6.5 million per mile to “keep pedestrians out” and $1.8 million per mile to keep vehicles out, too.
No more will cars, trucks, cargo vans and more be easily transporting loads of illegal migrants into America as if we had no border or laws. Gone forever are the days of smugglers driving families over the border with no food or water, and crammed tightly. Now everyone must apply for entry. Legal migration will be welcomed, but illegal migration shall be halted. It is that simple.
The whole thing is to be done in two phases. The first grows the fencing (as it is called) 26 miles. Part two adds 151 miles. It is also being reported that “Where fences are already installed they would add 272 replacement miles,” and that this will cost $5 billion. We have learned also that a 44 percent drop has happened in border arrests since January. This news is showing that those who would be illegally bound for the U.S. by hopping the fence may just apply at the border office now, as they have always been invited to do.