10 Things I'd Rather See Built Than Donald Trump's Wall
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10 Things I'd Rather See Built Than Donald Trump's Wall

I'd rather my tax dollars go to a Starbucks in my house

10 Things I'd Rather See Built Than Donald Trump's Wall

If you haven't heard by now, Donald Trump has signed an executive order to begin the process of building a wall along the Southern border where the United States meets Mexico. Not only that, he wants to prohibit Syrian refugees from entering the country as well. Here's my question: Is it really worth the time and money to build this wall? I mean seriously! There are so many other things we could be building. Not only that, we would be putting our money and effort into something useful. Here are 10 things I'd rather have built than this ridiculous multi-billion dollar wall:

1. In-and-Out Burger in New Jersey

Yes, yes, I am aware that New Jersey has the typical Burger King and Wendy's and maybe a few Smash Burgers here and there, but I think it's time that the east coast has their own In-and-Out burger. I would rather try a Double-Double cheeseburger than see Mexicans be separated from the U.S.

2. An indoor swimming pool at my school

What if Caldwell University decides to add a swimming and diving team to the list of amazing NCAA athletic teams!! What if students want to swim on a hot day or do water aerobics as part of their workout? I think CU students would love to have an indoor pool than see their taxes go towards a giant wall.

3. A Starbucks in my house

Nothing too spectacular. I just want a few muffins and cake pops here and there. Oh, and I also want a personal barista who knows how to make a perfect caramel macchiato and vanilla latte. Coffee over walls? Yes please!

4. A Lego castle

That's right! I would rather see a 6-year-old build the castle of all castles out of nothing but Legos. Unlike Trump's wall, this thing will welcome pretty much everyone. Plus, if you're mean enough (hopefully you're not), you can knock it over and make someone step on the Legos in pain. Okay, just build the castle and not step on the Legos.

5. A Snowman

I would rather build a snowman in the meadow and name him Olaf or Frosty or whatever. Snowmen are fun to build and heck they don't cost anymoney to build one!

6. House of Cards

No, not the TV show...although it would be fun to watch "House of Cards" while building a house of cards!! Yeah, that can work! Sounds so much better than building a giant wall.

7. Giant Cupcake Tower

From someone who loves to bake, this is definitely something I'd rather build. Not only are cupcake towers eye-catching, but they're sweet, too (you'll most likely eat all the cupcakes before you even think about building a tower with them).

8. Human pyramid

Isn't life about being surrounded by people and not removing people? Human pyramids are so much fun and you build each other up as you do it (pun intended?). I would love to see a human pyramid because it's not fun to build a human wall.

9. Entertainment center (with free Netflix)

OMG!! I would totally love to have a room with a comfortable bed, full of endless snacks and goodies, a lounge chair, surround sound, and the ultimate big screen TV with unlimited Netflix for free. It sounds way out of reach, but come on! This over a wall? Sign me up!!

10. World's largest sand castle

Most of us are not the best architects around and I get that. What's better than playing in the sand?! Plus, you can let your imagine run wild, meaning you do not have to build a wall and prevent people from entering your castle!!

I would prefer to see any of these things built over this crazy, super-expensive wall that Trump wants to build. I mean, aren't we supposed to be united and not separated?

Fixing our immigration system isn't a simple matter of blocking entry to those who would come here illegally and deciding what to do about the ones who are already here. The remedy for illegal immigration is legal immigration.

It can be done. Without a wall. And with a tower of cupcakes and your own personal Starbucks in your house!!

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