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Well folks, America’s presidential candidates have done it. They’ve finally come up with the most laughable campaign promise of any U.S. election.

Are you ready to hear what it is?

Republican contender Scott Walker recently announced that the idea of building a giant wall between the U.S. and Canada is a “legitimate issue worth considering.”

That’s right, a giant wall between the allied nations of the U.S. and Canada is ranking right up there with other important issues like the economy and security. For the record, the wall would be covering a boundary that is considered to be the longest unguarded international border in the world–a product of Canada’s longstanding peaceful relationship with its southern neighbour.

Clearly, it’s time to fortify that $#!%.

Making this idea a reality would require the construction of a wall stretching 8,800 km (roughly the same length as the Great Wall of China) at a cost of what we could only assume would be billions upon billions of dollars. So forget Detroit, rising student debt, international wars or rampant poverty–what the U.S. really needs is a massive wall to cut them off from a friendly nation.

Here’s the kicker though: Walker isn’t the only one who wants to wall up the U.S. Another Republican hopeful, Donald Trump, is keen to construct his infamous “Great Wall of Trump” down by the U.S.-Mexico border, effectively boxing the country in.

In other words, folks, these are the faces of geniuses:

Presidential candidates

Walls don’t exactly have much of a history of being beneficial though. Just consider how successful Germany’s Berlin wall was leading up to the 90s (the Great Wall of China, by the way, didn’t exactly deliver on its purpose either).

So why is Walker so keen to build up up the border? He’s never dwelled on the issue much, but his comments about the possible Canada-U.S. wall were in response to a question about terrorism, so we can assume the two are related (Canada’ such a hotbed for that kind of activity after all, amirite?).

While they’re at it, Trump and Walker should also consider walling up America’s coast then. We hear some terrorists out there are figuring out how to swim and even use boats. We can only imagine the untold horrors they could bring with them.

Not surprisingly, there have been some interesting reactions to the idea on social media. Some Canadians actually think a wall would be great:

Canada might even consider building its own wall in response:

Other people noticed the obvious insanity of such an idea:

But this guy seems to hit the nail right on the head:

See you on the other side, America.

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