> border detentions
Of illegal border crossers.
> hate groups
That danged First Ammendment.
> largest per capita prison population
Probably a statement more about valuing human rights. We don't just execute criminals we don't like.
> a high murder rate
I found the US to be about 90th down the list of countries in the world for murder, at 5.35 per 100k .
Maybe we are a little more perfect than you think.