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In other respects as well, Trump shares many things with mainline conservatism. Trump denigrates individual rights whenever he bashes immigrants and free trade. His excuse for why someone born in another country must have government permission – government! permission! – before relocating to the United States is that without a militarized walled border we’d have no country plats. But it wouldn’t mean that at all. It would mean we’d have a freer country. Likewise if we leave the 11 million people without papers alone instead of creating a police state to deport them. Someone who sees government as the great permission-giver is not someone I want in charge.