My feelings about the border fence (and most everything else going on these days) are summed up by that great American rabble-rouser Ben Franklin who famously wrote (well, most people attribute it to him):
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
The question is, what kind of country do we want to be? Can we figure out a way to preserve our natural heritage while still protecting ourselves from threats? Will future generations look back at us with the same disgust that we view the 19th Century buffalo slaughterers? Will the country whose President once told the Soviets to “tear down this wall” put up one of its own? I can’t believe we would be so short-sighted and unimaginative to think we can solve this problem by fencing ourselves in. We’re better than that. And the jaguar and the rest of our wildlife deserve more. Viva El Tigre!