Punishment Is In Vogue

Just ask the latest third world country in the news.

Not too long ago, I was talking to a Trump supporter about the first kid that died while in custody of the border authorities. I remember his words well. He said that when a child dies in custody of the border authorities that should serve as a deterrent to anyone else who wants to try to enter our country illegally. Huh. That sounds kind of punitive and vindictive. Does our government really think this way?

In so many of the articles I’ve read on this topic, it seems like there is a measurable faction of…



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