Comment: It really can be a whopper :)

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It really can be a whopper :)

this whole conversation is a thought exercise...

You asked a question using the pronoun "we" when I believe you were referring to the government.
A. it's an interesting observation.
B. it's an interesting study as to why you would self identify with government when factually you may not be government.
C. my opinion about the immigration topic is pretty simple but reserved until after the above is settled. (I doubt you care about that anyways)

I will say that I am for the cause of individual liberty, and I make a habit of converting unintentional statists as often as I can.

Also, not knowing what government is, why government is, what a border is, and the function it serves appears to be a major source of this discontent.