Letter: Build the wall, and put Trump’s name on it

(Evan Vucci | The Associated Press) In this Jan. 10, 2019, file photo, illegal drugs and weapons are displayed in the foreground as President Donald Trump speaks at a roundtable on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol McAllen Station in McAllen, Texas. In his demands that Congress set aside $5.7 billion for a border wall, President Donald Trump insists a physical barrier would stop heroin entering the U.S. from Mexico. But U.S. statistics, analysts and testimony at the trial of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in New York show that most hard drugs entering the U.S. from Mexico come through land ports of entry staffed by agents, not open sections of the border.

Maybe I’ve changed my mind about President Trump’s proposed wall. Maybe we should give Trump and the Republicans $5.7 billion for the wall, but with some stipulations.

Every mile or so, the wall should have, in big block letters like Trump likes to put on his towers and buildings, T R U M P. The wall will then forever be a monument and reminder of how Trump has divided our country, and how Trump is missing a moral screw.

The wall should have the block letters “G O P” as a monument and reminder as to what the Republican Party has become. A monument and reminder that the Republican Party and Trump are the party and president of choice for such groups as the KKK, the alt-right, white supremacists, neo-Nazis, anti-gay rights, anti-women’s right, anti-immigration, racists, science deniers, climate change deniers, news media haters, Russians, anti-Jews, neo-Confederates, and the supposedly morally upright Christians and Mormons.

And to represent the great state of Utah, the wall should also have a large plaque adorned with the names of Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee, Mia Love, Chris Stewart, Rob Bishop and John Curtis.

Philip Long, Ivins

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