Know what I find highly amusing? Lots of people argue that Trump’s proposal to deport illegals and build a wall on the southern border–forcing Mexico to “pay for it” by cutting off money transfers from illegal aliens back home–is simply absurd. Impossible, they say. Can’t be done, they splutter. Madness, they fume.
In other words, a US president and the entirety of the almighty federal Leviathan simply lacks the power or ability to secure a national border. Not even all of ’em, just the one.
Yet many of these same people also argue, sometimes even in the next breath, that we simply MUST “fix” climate change. And that–si si puede!–we can.
The eternal condition of the climate of an entire planet, a climate whose only constant has been change ever since there has even BEEN a climate, is completely under the control of us puny humans. A national border, though–a minuscule fraction of the land area of that same planet–is simply beyond our ability to influence.
Yeah. Right. Why, it’s almost as if they’re not arguing in good faith and have some sort of hidden ulterior motive or something.