Negotiations succeed when two sides or two people want the same outcome. We see this happen in real estate negotiations where both sides want the same outcome; that is a successful transfer of property. Price and terms are negotiated with both sides willing to compromise because one side wants to purchase the real estate and the other side wants to sell the real estate; that is, they both want the ownership of the property to be transferred. The negotiations fail when one side determines a successful completion of the transaction is not in their best interest and both sides no longer have a common goal.
Marriages can be saved when both sides want the same outcome; that is, they want their marriage to succeed for various reasons; the children, they still love each other, or because they view a divorce as failure and refuse to fail. Negotiations take place and there are compromises made by both partners. The negotiations fail when one partner truly wants the marriage to succeed while the other partner claims the same to look good to others, but in truth wants to be free of the bonds of marriage for whatever reason.
Negotiations were successful when our founders negotiated to draft and ratify a new agreement now called the United States Constitution, to replace the existing agreement, The Articles of Confederation. These negotiations succeeded because both sides had a common goal and that goal was to form a nation that would be founded on principles that would enable the nation to function in their time and well beyond. Both sides agreed that our basic rights, life, liberty, and property, were natural rights that were under the sovereignty of our Creator and not government. They both also agreed that the United States should be a sovereign nation that was based on individualism, rule of law, limited government, and the people were to be sovereign and government was to serve that sovereign. Because both sides understood and deeply revered these common goals, the many compromises necessary to achieve these goals were made.
When two people do not have common goals, negotiations can take place, but they will fail because the necessary compromises will not be made. There is no common ground. This is the situation in which the United States now finds itself. We have the one side that continues to adhere to the fundamental principles of our founders; our natural rights of life, liberty, and property, are rights given by our Creator and not by government or man, that individualism or the rights of the individual are not to be subordinated to the subjective demands of the collective, that we will adhere to rule of law, limited government, and sovereignty of the people.
The other side no longer has as its goal the principles upon which our nation was founded. They now hold collectivism or the subjective good of the collective superior to the rights of the individual. This collectivism (Marxism, communism, socialism, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) demands that all rights are granted by government and thus can be extended or diminished by government. The collectivist believes that government is to dictate to the individual how they are to live their lives and what their thoughts are to be (conformity to one way of thought). Therefore, the collectivist government must have arbitrary law, it must have a large dictatorial bureaucratic government, and government must be sovereign with the people as unquestioning servants.
The border wall or border security negotiations that are supposed to take place cannot succeed if both sides are true to their core beliefs. There is no common ground. The individualist believes that a nation is defined as a group of people with common beliefs and heritage living on a defined property. The individualist beliefs it is the primary purpose of government to protect its citizens from outside enemies while protecting the individual rights of the citizen internally.
The collectivist beliefs everyone is to be a servant of and dependent of the government. The primary allegiance of the individual is first and foremost to the ruling class or the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. The collectivist does not believe in nations, but believes that all should be able to move freely without any artificial restrictions called borders. All are citizens of the world and all have the right to be dependents under any collectivist government. The collectivist has as their goal to eliminate all nations and have a One World Collectivist Government.
When the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) say they are for border security, they are lying. They want open borders so the Dictatorship of the Proletariat can be fully established in the United States and then have the United States join the One World Collectivist Government. Open borders is just a part of their strategy, but it is an important part.