In today’s news that’ll leave you speechless, a new poll has found that 4 in 10 Americans would be in favour of a wall between the United States and Canada…that is, if a wall was being built at the US/Mexico border as well.
To put that into context – as if the absurdity of that number didn’t already startle you like a mule’s kick to the face – that’s the same ratio of people who thought a wall between the U.S. and Mexico was a decent idea in the first place. Honestly, we’re not even sure that many supporters of communism wanted a wall between East and West Germany.
And let us remind you: these people have the right to vote and carry guns while potentially unarmed with the knowledge of where Canada even is on a map.
This abuse of brain potential was highlighted in a recent Bloomberg Politics poll that revealed in fact, 41 per cent of Americans seem to believe if a wall is built along the Mexican border, one should also be erected on the Canadian one. Canadians were unfortunately not quizzed about their opinion on the matter.
“If you cut off one, they’re going to come in the other way,” said one particularly amusing chap. “It’s desolate up there in some places on the Canadian border and they’ve gotta do something up there to stop them from coming in.”
It’s unclear whether he was referring to defecting Canadians – a complete non-issue – or Mexicans who’d undertake a heroic, several thousand-mile coastal detour to infiltrate the United States from the north.
Somehow, 80 per cent of those polled agree the U.S. economy has thrived historically because of new arrivals and 70 per cent expressed approval for the efforts of Pope Francis to encourage nations to be more welcoming of immigrants. These people obviously do not realize a physical wall would represent a significant hinderance to such ideals. Other, somewhat more reasonable findings from the poll can be found here.
Maybe Scott Walker should have stuck to his guns before resigning from the 2016 Republican presidential race earlier this week.