Reread again as much as you need to comprehend a simple concept. Nowhere at any time did I say I was against walls that already exist but for the 30 foot monstrosities that this thread is about! I would not build another inch of wall if the alternative were to erect a monitoring AND rapid response system which is more effective than unguarded or un-monitored walls.
The "smarter" wall: How drones, sensors, and AI are patrolling the borderI guess it's easy to understand why you're so ignorant of smart walls and advocate "14th Century" methods of deterrence. Ain't nothing smart about you other than your mouth.
"In this 21st century, we have challenges, and I think we can use 21st-century solutions instead of a 14th-century solution called the wall," said Cuellar in an interview with Recode. "Even if you put in a fence, bad guys' can use drones to carry drugs over that fence. So we have to be more flexible, more agile."
"We can literally do technology for pennies on the dollar as compared to a physical wall," said Tester, a member of the influential Senate Appropriations Committee. Tester had recently come back from a trip to the border, where he said he talked to families who lived and farmed there and were worried about seeing their businesses destroyed by a physical barrier that could divide their land.
"This is about truly securing the southern border without ripping farms apart, without creating a zone that people won't be able to utilize," he said.
On the Republican side, Rep. Hurd - whose district includes a large area of the Texas southern border, and who is one of the few members of Congress with a computer science degree - has been one of the strongest advocates for a technological wall.
"Every mile of the border patrol is different " radar makes sense in one place, lidar may make sense in another, a high-resolution camera may make sense in some," said Hurd. "We should be agnostic as to what the sensor is, but we should be using the one that makes the most sense and the one that is the cheapest."