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.
FBI and DOJ are instruments of the big state, the big state wants to replace the population of the western world with central american and african slaves who are less used to having such nasty things as an opinion and an expectation of accountability of their rulers.
I think we should have an open conversation about this fact:
the "open" or "closely patrolled" nature of our borders is a function of whichever party is in control of the WH. Given the current situation in the US (one I fear is irreversible) the border will only be as tightly patrolled as whoever is in the WH, and even then, if it is a weak Republican (Bush) it will be the same as a Democrat(Obama).
Isn't it true that at different times in our history we stopped allowing certain groups into this country in order to stabilize the newly arrived community, or to allow more immigrants from other countries? Is it not possible to say quite plainly: the souther border is closed to all Hispanic communities until further notice? Then we could allow in others who are truly in jeopardy. Our border is not supposed to be open for economic issues except for specific professional or skilled workers correct? Why can't we say that without being called a racist?
If the lawsuit isn't a tell, there's no getting through to some people. I'm glad we have a president who will react rationally to it instead of acting like a deer in the headlights. One of the things I like most about Trump is that he's not ashamed of the policy he advocates and therefore is not always secretly undercutting it. If people like it, fine. If not, they can elect someone else, but he won't fly false colors.