Open Borders are Good!

or… An Open Letter to Libertarians.

Dear Fellow Libertarians,

You are being played.

Judging by some of the discussions I’ve read as of late, it has become clear you fail to understand many of our ideas are not severable.  Or some of you are intentionally misrepresenting yourselves… Ignorance or Evil will remain unknown.

The specific issue I’m tapping about is Open Borders.

It is true that Open Borders fit neatly into the Libertarian ideal of Free-Market Capitalism and Free Exchange between other countries of goods and labor.

It is also true that I personally view Open Borders as a strong Ideal which would be a vast improvement over the cumbersome and expensive immigration policy we currently have.

However…

Open Borders cannot exist as long as The Welfare State is in place.  Nor can Open Borders Exist as long as the Possibility of The Welfare State Exists.  The Libertarian Ideal of Open Borders and the Absence of The Welfare State are Non-Severable.

Indeed, the Free Travel of Individuals to and from this Exceptional Country is a fantastic idea.  But taxpayers do not exist to take care of you.  Quite the opposite, our obligation to you begins and ends with our not infringing upon your ability to work and by extension participate within the American Dream, which is to excel absent government interference as far as your skills and drive can take you at the expense of no other man.  If an individual finds this type of Personal Freedom and Liberty combined with Personal Responsibility overwhelming and impossible to accept, then They also possess the Right to apply their Freedom and Liberty to return, or relocate, to whatever beautiful part of the Earth, Solar System or Universe they came from or will have them.

That is the Libertarian Tenet.

So please, Libertarians, please do yourself a favor and cease to be lured into discussing one and not the other.

If you have not thought about this in these terms, then please do yourself, and us, a favor by ceasing to talk about Open Borders completely until you either brush up on your supposed Libertarian governing theory… or openly abandoning Libertarianism as the basis for your political philosophy.

Remember, Ideals are just that… Ideals.  We will not be removing the existence of, and subsequent possible reinstatement of, the Welfare State anytime soon.  And it is exactly the Breadth and Width of Redistribution of Wealth the Progressive Left has achieved in this country which prevents us from even talking about Amnesty or even Modification of the Current Crappy Immigration System.  Until Concrete steps, walls and barriers are made to Secure our Borders and Roll Back the Socialist Poison Pills occupying territory of Law in this Country, we are a long way from reaching many of our Ideals.  It remains a battle worth fighting…

But we cannot support Open Borders anytime soon.

Cheers and I hope this letter finds you well,

– Mike

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About Mike

Background is in Media with a little History Major thrown in just to be annoying. View all posts by Mike

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