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The truth about open borders

The truth about open borders

Immigration policy is one of the most highly contested topics in America, with hyperbole, name-calling, and anger replacing logic in most quarters.

Whether we’re talking about illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America or the influx of migrants coming from the Middle East and Africa, the arguments for and against remain the same – indicating that cultural differences are not a consideration for those who believe in maintaining or expanding current policies.

Libertarians have claimed that a government actively keeping immigrants out would be committing state violence, violating the non-aggression principle held by most in the party. However, when we account for the nearly universally held LP belief that the government should not own land, we find a deep problem in the concept of open borders: it is the rejection of private property.

Even if a private citizen or employer, as would be more common, invited a non-American into the country, the result would still be a violation of private property, given the immigrant’s inevitable movement through privately held and maintained land.

As of 2020, 64 percent of Americans want to maintain or decrease immigration. When Ted Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act passed, it did so under the guise that “It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs,” it was a lie – as shown in the graph below. This act was not consensual, though we now are trained by media to believe the process of deceit is virtuous.

Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to U.S. | Pew Research Center
10 demographic trends that are shaping the U.S. and the world | Pew  Research Center

Non-consensual diversification ( diversifying with majority disapproval) has a long history. When Stalin resettled Russians in Estonia, there was no thought of bringing the Baltic people the glories of diversity. Rather, the act was an attempt to destroy existing culture and make the Estonians less likely to cause the empire a problem.

As a thought experiment, picture millions of Americans on the shores of Thailand, demanding to be let in. Certainly, the long and storied traditions and culture of the state would be in severe jeopardy. A media afraid to bring up immigration would report a massive increase in diabetes and obesity, wondering how it could have happened. No moralist alive or dead would call on the Thai people to voluntarily destroy their culture for some such movement.

In the West, we are inundated with the idea that rejection of immigration increases is a form of phobia. As is commonly argued by proponents of open borders, American insecurities and ignorance have made it that accepting “shifting demographics” causes internal tension, as if the occurrence of shifting is an act of nature and out of the control of man. The vile nomenclature is completely analogous to a rapist holding someone down and explaining that “making love” has nothing to do with rape.

For the more rational follower of rhetoric, we hear that America and Europe will NEED these new people ( forget diversity, we need tax sheep) simply to pay the taxes needed for society to maintain. Without even getting into the extreme waste we see in taxes or a Libertarian view on the reduction of government, does this idea even make sense?

Whether we’re talking about the Czech Republic, Yugoslavia, Germany’s Turkish worker program, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, or the United States, integration of large number leading to a net increase in tax revenue has never occurred. In all attempts during the 20th century, the costs of integration have massively outweighed any tax increase created. To suggest the possibility of achieving a net-positive effect from immigration is a theory with remarkably little evidence for such a commonly practiced policy.

Immigrant Voting Patterns

Could you imagine simultaneously respecting democracy while importing a group from out of the country that will vote overwhelmingly for a specific ideology? It’s tricky, right?

Figure 3. Reported Rates of Registration and Voting by Generational Status: 2012

By looking at even third and higher generations, there is no doubt that a continued influx of Mexican and South American immigrants will lead to a more collectivist society than is traditional in the United States. The result would be the antithesis of libertarian values.

The public spoke many years ago. The problem is that no one is listening.

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  1. Dan Tyree

    Open borders are supported by the Marxist commiecrats pushing for a one world government

    • Anonymous

      Exactly right

    • M. Hill

      When my parents came to America, they had to have a certification from local law enforcement that they had never been arrested and were not criminals. They also had to have letters of recommendations from neighbors and former employers. Plus they had to have a health certificate signed by a medical doctor that they did not have any diseases that could infect the American people and a Spencer who would guarantee that they would not be a burden to society. It was for that reason that I was born in the USA after they became American citizens, as they felt this would be a safe place to raise a family. My Dad always said that America doesn’t let the bad guys in. I am glad they can’t see what our government is doing now. They no longer care about the American people.

  2. Ben

    One doesn’t have to imagine us showing up in a strange land and demanding to be let in with the intent of destroying the culture of the country we are invading. Ask the Native Americans.

    I enjoyed your little anti capitalism rant in the middle of this… well, what ever it is you write. You can’t have tax sheep without having work sheep. Not to mention, there are plenty of jobs available EVERYWHERE in America. Plus, if rich Republicans didn’t hire immigrants, there’s by no reason for them to come.

    Thank you being honest about the whole “illegal immigrants” thing. That’s what I live about the PBP, you say the quiet parts out loud. It was never about illegal immigration , it was about no immigration., it was about keeping black and brown people out of the Country.

    I simply don’t believe that your worth is dependent on where your mother gave birth to you. I’ll take a 10-1 immigrants to PBP ratio.

  3. Rat Wrangler

    Contrary to the beliefs of many today, immigration and open borders are not the same thing. When Ellis Island was processing legal immigrants into this nation, few of those immigrants came here wanting to be Italian-Americans, or French-Americans, or any other dash-American. They came here to be Americans. Ellis Island processed an average of 5,000 people a day, and had a record day of 11,747 on April 17th, 1907. They turned away the sick and the criminal element, and no one rioted over that. Then, if you wanted to be an American, you showed up, proved that you were healthy and law abiding, and they let you in. Now, it takes years and thousands of dollars to get in if you happen to be a professional, like a doctor or engineer. I know of multiple cases. According to our government’s figures, we naturalized 761,901 immigrants in 2018. Assuming the officials doing the processing took Sundays and holidays off, that’s 2,482 immigrants per day. We have computers and the internet, and yet Ellis Island was able to process over twice what we can daily, and they did it all with paper records.

    • Tom

      Rat, as the grandson of a Polish immigrant couple, I can tell you they did not come here wanting to become Americans. They could not have cared less. They were shown flyers in their home country, Austria-Poland that said “JOBS”. The Austrians treated the Poles horribly, like animals. So they said, what the hell there’s jobs there and we will be able to eat. It was all about the fact that they could not possiblly be treated worse, so they took the gamble. Only to find out it could get worse, like coal mine shanty town worse in PA.

  4. frank stetson

    Wow. And some people say racism does not exist in modern America.

    This guy does not even need facts n figures to support it. His crowning fact: “As of 2020, 64 percent of Americans want to maintain or decrease immigration,” comes from a pro-immigration study done by a pro-immigration advocacy group and is chock full of facts and figures supporting MORE immigration. The same study had close to an equal group of Americans who want to maintain or increase immigration. Up 6 points from previous with Republicans wanting a decrease dropping by 10 percentage points. IOW – his statement is a lie, taken out of context, to spin this narrative. The actual article is chock a block with facts and figures advocation MORE immigration:

    His crowning fact had to be teased out of a pro-immigration story while leaving the rest of the story behind.

    Owning land, voting, — methinks the author is a bit confused about reality on who can vote. Sure, anyone can own land, that’s another law, but voting is restricted to US citizens. And the author assumes, does not support, but assumes that foreigners are overwhelmingly collectivists, know that his supporters already agree so he does not have to prove it.

    Is the author really expecting us to hate 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation immigrants? Cuz there’s a very long line of us, matter of fact, most of us, fall into that category. Plus, where’s the facts. He puts up voting participation levels amongst immigrant generations and concludes: “there is no doubt that a continued influx of Mexican and South American immigrants will lead to a more collectivist society than is traditional in the United States.” Bwhatttt?? That’s a leap of faith to say: “hey this Mexican voted and therefore it must be socialism he wants.” Just just sure how he gets there unless the reader is already racist, just like punching. When you stereotype an entire group, without any facts, in a negative, demeaning, fashion in order to better secure power for your race — yeah, that’s racism. And blind racism at that, not a fact in sight to support these fallacious allegations.

    I would go one, the rest is just as bad but basically, not a valid fact in sight. There are many tropes tossed around, some innuendo, allegations without support, and a lot of bald faced lies to support the need for a whiter America.

    This nation was never created for the benefit of the Caucasian race. The Constitution does not specify race, it says: “all men are created equal.” Not all men, except Mexicans, South Americans, and collectivists are created equal.

    • Dan Tyree

      Frank you should seek help for your racist phobia. I don’t deny that some people are racist and I really believe that your commiecrat party is eaten up with it Do republicans insist that white people are lower than dog shit for being white? Now I read about a teacher instructing students to get rid of the American flag and fly the fag rainbow flag. Of course you’re all right with that

  5. frank stetson

    Fag? How old are you? Are you even American? This sounds like some British guy from the 1950’s or a Russian who watches old movies.;

    “Do republicans insist that white people are lower than dog shit for being white? Really? Somebody does that? Cuz the rabid right believes exactly the opposite. David Duke loves the Republicans. So do the other folks with similar beliefs as Duke. Sure, not all Republicans are racist, but they condone and empower them and, in return, all racists vote Republican.

    Need more info on your teacher. It just happened, it is being investigated, don’t think anyone has announced support of this. Too early to pull a knee jerk reaction like you did. Chances are she will be reprimanded, or worse, and her policy will not stand. However, Orange County CA, where this happened, is a birthplace of Reganism, staunchly Republican for decades until 2019 when they could muster the registrations. Now Democrats have surpassed Republicans as Trumpism has changed the political landscape in the once Republican citadel below LA.

    • Gene durham

      Hey Frank. White power!!!!!!

      • Ben

        Larry loves when his readers fee free to expose their racism. Somehow he thought you guys changed your ways. You, Dan, and Vet, keep on keeping on. Own the kind one racial epitaph at a time!
        White Power? That’s some funny shit.

    • Dan Tyree

      Muster registration? No, they started reading the obituary columns



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