When the Border Wall on the southern line of demarcation with Mexico was first proposed by a then-candidate Donald Trump, the supporters of the president went wild with glee. For once, a candidate running for major office wasn't falling in line with the Leftist fake news treadmill and was actually reflecting the sentiments of the American people at large. The support was lightning quick and overwhelmingly positive and overnight, became a Leftist anti-Trump talking point: “Look at all these White supremacist, xenophobic, neo-Nazi Trump supporters cheering to keep good people out of the United States!”
The Trump administration may have completely outsmarted these bigoted Leftists, however. Is it possible that Republicans could be the architects of one of the world's most ambitious, environmentally-clean and green construction projects that has ever graced the American homeland? The short answer is “Yes!”
On a few different occasions, our president had hinted that the Border Wall construction may, in fact, have a 100% solar panel façade that, if completed, would be the most gargantuan single-source store of solar energy in the entire world.
President Trump told reporters in remarks released late Thursday that he is “not joking” about a plan to cover the planned wall on the southern border with solar panels — a plan floated by the president as part of a way to pay for the infrastructure project.
Trump was asked about the project Wednesday night by reporters aboard Air Force One on the way to Paris. When asked if he was joking about plans to cover the wall in panels, Trump said: “No, not joking, no.”
“There is a chance that we can do a solar wall. We have major companies looking at that. Look, there’s no better place for solar than the Mexico border — the southern border,” he said. “And there is a very good chance we can do a solar wall, which would actually look good.”
Trump has floated the idea before, an idea that appears to have the support of some congressional lawmakers and, as Trump noted, has been proposed by some businesses. In June, Trump reportedly mentioned the idea to Republican lawmakers as a way to potentially help pay for the wall, and it appeared to be welcomed favorably by some of the fiscal hawks in the Republican caucus.
The idea that had been offered by a few entrepreneurs was that dual sides of the border wall, between 700 and 900 miles of it (once constructed) could be completely faced with solar panels from top to bottom. One of the biggest criticisms of solar panel use is that in many places around the country where they are employed, weather plays a very important role in just how effective their energy storage ratio and capacity is; if it's an area where there is lots of rain, the energy efficiency of the panel is reduced greatly and, therefore, not cost effective.
With the panels affixed to the Border Wall, where sunshine is in great abundance (an overstatement), the potential energy surplus is breathtaking. This, in and of itself, is a cause for great discomfort among Liberals who have been championing solar energy for decades, with Barack Hussein Obama's administration itself investing quite heavily (and foolishly, it turns out) in solar energy companies that were mandatorily and extremely well-funded (courtesy of the American taxpayer), but terribly managed, badly planned, and horribly represented. In the end, those unwise decisions ended up as a big, fat loss for the American people and a huge payday for the solar company corporate execs. If Liberals now stand as fiscal hawks against this much-better planned use of solar energy expenditures, it could certainly backfire, especially when one considers that there are a ton of Liberal solar panel company owners out there in the fly-over states champing at the bit for a piece of this obviously lucrative endeavor.
Democrats, however, shot down any hopes for their cooperation with the proposal. “The president is still pushing this medieval proposal, now with an absurd twist,” Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said, comparing it to painting a pony with stripes and calling it a zebra.
But as you can see, the green energy racket has never REALLY been about saving the environment, at least in so much as we take the Democrat's comments into consideration. If it was truly about saving the environment, Democrats should and would be all over this project, promoting it, encouraging entrepreneurial constituents to get in on the project, and ensuring that they themselves stand behind something that could potentially save many municipalities in southern border states millions upon millions of dollars. You'd think that this would be the very definition of Liberal ingenuity and spirit. As it is, this is more about the potential blocking off of the illegal border-hopping that is going on in these areas that has been uniformly feeding the Democrat voter rolls. If this wall goes up, the Democrats will lose millions of illegals who will most certainly vote their way. With efforts in many states to allow illegals to have driver's licenses and food stamps (as well as many that already do, I might add), the addition of voter registration to that lovely, coveted list of freebies is extremely attractive to people breaking federal immigration laws. The blocking of this effort trumps all green energy concerns. IN FACT, VOTER REGISTRATION OF ILLEGALS EVEN TRUMPS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND CHILDREN'S SAFETY AND SECURITY.
When coyotes run these illegals from the border to inland USA, the number of molested and raped children is staggering. As well, the fact that many women are sexually assaulted or outright kept as sex slaves in great part due to the effete enforcement of the law under Dark Age mentalities during the Obama years seems to be completely overlooked when Leftists show righteous indignation at the GOP for its proposals of just following federal immigration laws that already exist on the books.
Other submissions to the government have included turning it into a tourist attraction or using the wall to store nuclear waste, but the Associated Press reported that Gleason’s proposal included the idea that sales of electricity could cover the cost of construction in 20 years or less, and power could also be sold to Mexico.
Trump told reporters Thursday they were considering “some incredible designs,” what he called a “solar wall” was a very real possibility, and that the 2,000 miles of the border didn’t need a wall throughout. He went on to say:
But we are seriously looking at a solar wall. And remember this, it’s a 2,000 mile border, but you don’t need 2,000 miles of wall because you have a lot of natural barriers. You have mountains. You have some rivers that are violent and vicious. You have some areas that are so far away that you don’t really have people crossing. So you don’t need that. But you’ll need anywhere from 700 to 900 miles.
The proposal is sane, it's fiscally sound, it puts Americans to work, it keeps America safe, and it pays for itself! It's the Utopia of political legislation. How can anyone stand in opposition to this?
Las Vegas contractor Thomas Gleason told NBC’s local affiliate in April about his company’s plan to cover the wall in solar panels — and he even submitted a formal proposal to the federal government. Gleason noted that it would have the additional benefit of being almost impossible for illegal immigrants to climb.
“There’s no place to grab. There are no holes. There’s no gap more than three millimeters,” he said.
One thing I did have somewhat of an issue with and that was the proposal that said that both sides would be faced with solar panels. I began imagining the Leftist antagonists like journalist Jorge Ramos inciting and encouraging vandalism of the solar panels on the Mexico-facing side of the Border Wall in order to mitigate the profitability of the stored energy and the cost involved in continuously repairing all the broken, damaged and vandalized solar panels. As it is, Mexicans have already begun vandalizing what exists.
At the end of the day, if this project does somehow get off the ground (and I hope it does) the Republicans and President Trump will be hailed in future generations as the innovators of solar energy and, if nothing else, this will drive even more Liberals to insanity and temper tantrums. That alone would be worth the wait.