All the benefits of a canal and a fence
Now that the Panama Canal has been returned to the control of the Panama government and probably the Chinese government, it is time for the United States government to consider the construction of a five-milewide waterway between the U.S. and Mexico, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean.
Thousands of jobs would be provided during the construction of the waterway and millions of jobs after the waterway’s completion.
After the completion of the waterway, millions of jobs would be available in the shipping, fishing and tourist industries, while hotels and restaurants could be built along beautiful beaches on both sides of the waterway.
Desalination plants could be built on both sides of the waterway not only to provide drinking water but also water for agriculture.
Desalination plants would have prevented the drought that affected Texas in recent years and if Delaware would have had desalination plants nearby it might not have suffered the drought that destroyed crops in that state.
The waterway would also be a deterrent to the illegal aliens attempting to enter the United States.
The Panama Canal is an outdated waterway that has outlived its usefulness. Richard J. Little St. George, Utah