Did you know that we’ve spent about $20 billion over the last 10 years or so to militarize our border with Mexico? And that doing so has had an effect exactly the opposite of the one that we expected? I didn’t either. What amazes me more than any political position is the willingness to cling to that position even if its effect is exactly the opposite of the one hoped for. Hence the war on drugs, the war on immigrants, and to be fair, certain entitlement programs as well. If I could have one wish, it would be that our policy would be more focused on outcomes rather than ideology. Oh, and that people would realize that doing something that works (even if it runs counter to “common sense”) is better than doing something because it feels like it should work.