The old adage “measure twice, cut once” isn’t just for carpenters. The woodworker’s proverb literally pertains to just about any worthy endeavor in life.
To get even deeper into the apothegm weeds, the measuring itself is much akin to Lao Tzu’s aphorism, “The longest journey begins with the first step.”
Now that I’ve thankfully put my thesaurus away, allow me to point out the obvious that the establishment media seems to have purposefully ignored – work on that great big beautiful wall has already begun.
Keep in mind, my definition (and apparently President Trump’s) of “work” is this nation getting out that proverbial measuring tape alluded to in the Builder’s Creed.
When interviewed by David Muir of ABC News as to how soon construction could begin, “As soon as we can, as soon as we can physically do it,” he said. “I would say in months, yeah. I would say in months.”
However, the POTUS with the mostus added the caveat, “certainly planning is starting immediately.” In other words, we’re in that “measuring” phase of the work.
As reported (partially) by Fox-4 Kansas City, Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing Border Patrol agents, had quite a bit to say regarding the initial construction process.
Judd also stated that his union favored “barriers in strategic locations.”
But, importantly, he didn’t say those barriers had to come in the form of a wall as Trump is suggesting.
“It doesn’t have to be a wall,” Judd said.
He called the double fencing along the border in the San Diego area “insanely effective.”
Judd, who said he met with Trump and his transition team, argued such fencing allows agents to confront people on the US side of the border while they still have a fence in front of them to slow their progress.
“He was very much willing to listen to our perspective,” Judd said. “It was, you know: ‘I didn’t realize that’. And ‘that’s good to know’.”
Trump would then turn to an aide, Judd recounted, and say: “Hey, get on this. Get back with me. I need to know more about this.”
Judd said he was confident his group’s views were being taken into consideration.
“If you look at the areas they’re currently surveying — if you look at what the talk is, a lot of that is coming from us,” he said. “They absolutely 100% are in the process of implementing things we suggested.”
Judd said he signed a non-disclosure agreement that prohibited him from going into detail about planned construction.
It was further reported;
CNN reported earlier this month that Trump transition team officials had been in discussions with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Interior Department to begin planning a wall, including how certain environmental laws could come into play.
“It seems clear they were trying to size up the environmental laws that may be obstacles to building the wall,” said one U.S. official familiar with the inquiry.