We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Re: The latest hubbub about children of illegal boarder crossing parents being separated while their parents are held for a court hearing. A simple solution would be to immediately process the family; take mug shots, fingerprints, explain to them in their own language that they broke the law and if they re-enter this country they will have committed a felony and immediately return them to the border and shut the gate behind them. Problem solved! The family stays together, they went home, legal necessities are satisfied and there is positive identification in the event they or their children re-enter.