The Wall at the World’s End

Donald Trump has still not been able to build his wall to keep America safe from Central American kitchen workers who got to the bathroom and don't wash their hands before returning to work.  But if neighboring aliens are still pouring in to the USSA, news has come of a formidable deterrent to the other kind of alien--things from outer space.

The New Horizons spacecraft, cruising somewhere in the neighborhood of Pluto, has detected what could be a hydrogen wall.  Score a big one for Donald!

We all know how fond the Democrats are of aliens, but not everyone is aware of their obsession with extra-terrestrial intelligence.    Any day now, their science gurus have been predicting, creatures of infinite power, intelligence, and benevolence, are going to enter our atmosphere and give arrogant European man the lesson he's been asking for for nearly 3000 years.

But our President saw through their nefarious schemes and has taken preemptive measures.  At least I can sleep through the night, though I still wake up worrying about E coli.

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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina