Every year the dysfunction gets worse because people on either end of the political spectrum refuse to allow their elected officials to seek a compromise solution. If these politicians even hint they are willing to compromise, they’re labeled a “traitor to the cause” and we threaten to throw them out of office. In that sense, we are all to blame for this tragedy. Every death, every rape, every traumatized child, every overdosed teenager, every American killed by a MS 13 gang member. We must allow our elected officials to find a comprehensive solution, but too many of us are content simply to blame the other party for the problem.