The administrative state creates horrific procedures and places, places where people suffer, and pretends that’s just how it has to be. That is exactly the way officials who justify the practices talk about them: that is how it has to be.
When you demonstrate your ability to mistreat people who come to you for help because they have no protection, you turn laws on their head. Laws no longer protect the weak from you, or from others with power. Instead, you use the law to make the weak suffer.
Trump knows that public snubs end a relationship as quickly as possible. He knows how to be efficient.
When you start to feel that people respect you and like you primarily because of what you believe, you are going to feel lonely. Unconditional love is the only kind worth having, or giving.
We are all Cartesians in that respect. God created us to follow his light, which is to say, our own inner voice. Nothing in the world, outside of our minds, contradicts that creative principle.