Yesterday, 08:54 PM
Uh huh, and in 1880 there were not 7.5 billion people on the planet. Nor was there a federal government the size and shape and power it is today.
The sad fact of the matter is that, in spite of lofty ideals of western enlightenment, the vast majority of the people on the face of the earth are either uncaring and apathetic towards the ideals we both hold to be true, or they are openly hostile to them.
Every nation to the south of our current border has been mired in leftist, rightist or tribal authoritarianism of the most brutal sort, or corruption, for over a thousand years.
They do not give a tin shit about Jeffersonian ideals.
And that is most of the "huddled masses" and "wretched refuse" of the world.