Defending one’s political and religious beliefs to government officials is an obligation we associate with life in authoritarian regimes, not open societies. It’s becoming common, though, for foreign citizens who visit the United States—and even for Americans returning home after travel abroad—to be interrogated about their beliefs by customs a
How "your government" treats people at the border is how they'd like to treat everyone all the time ...
Impossible to define, just like 'family values', which is why those elected (bought and paid for) ne'er-do-wells love to utter at every chance.
Turns out some of them are okay with the "big gubmint" sometimes, especially when they can
"protect" us from ideas they don't like.
This is thought control, folks, and it's a dangerously slippery slope.