With the current trend in illegal immigration and its continued decline, the argument for the "need" for a border wall between the US and Mexico is losing its justifications. So, now, it's all about "drugs," right?
Highly doubt it's about drugs...
"[Now] well over 95% of the drugs are moving on the water via container ships, non-commercial vessels, pleasure boats, sail boats, fishing boats. They also have fast boats which try to outrun our law enforcement assets.
Drugs, like most trade, goes via the sea.
I agree. However, there is a growing argument, now, that we need to build a wall to keep out illegal drugs as well as illegal immigrants.
Well, illegal immigration has been on the decline in recent years. So, if the original argument was to build a wall to prevent illegal immigration, then that argument has been losing credibility as well, right?
But, if the argument shifts and it's now about illegal drugs, a high-profile subject, it won't lose its alarming credibility until people realize that most illegal drugs coming into this country aren't transported by mules across desert borders, which is how some people see this happening.
It's about building a monument. That's what people in favor of some huge edifice stretching thousands of miles actually want. They want something tangible that represents whatever meaning they've applied to it, be it some feeling of "Nationalism," a political belief system or just the plain ol' "Screw <insert people, political party, nation, race, culture here>."
And, the excuses to provide that monument will keep on coming until they're either exhausted or it gets built.