With regard to the contentious issue presently before us, one would do well to remember these lines written by the New England poet Robert Frost, once America’s poet laureate:
Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That wants it down.
Robert G. Fuller, Jr.
Atlantic Beach, Florida
(seasonal resident of Winthrop, Maine)