R. Nash, I’m at a loss for a solution to the situation at the border, but I know this: separating families at the border, flying kids to parts unknown around the country, putting them in chain link fence cages with no identification or means to reuniting them with their parents/families is not the answer.

Experts in authoritarian regimes have said American should expect a constant assault on our institutions, morale, etc., among other things. Isolationist strategies against former allies, and on, and on. And from the look of things, everything is proceeding just as they said they would. The feeling horrible and worn down is to be expected.

I agree with you on the need for substantial changes for Americans coping with rampant injustice, but at the same time we can turn a blind to this display of abject cruelty. Mark my words, if this goes unchecked it’ll be the next step in a trampling of rights. (See: NFL players kneeling in protest against the unjust shooting of black Americans.)

Again, I don’t know what the answer is, but I know that it doesn’t begin with a steady stream of lies and ego-based power plays.

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