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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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No Right of Return

On this day, President Obama destroyed the hopes of Cuban Exiles World Over to return to their beloved Cuba and reclaim the Property, and Land, which is rightfully theirs.

All of those who escaped the Murderous Castro Regime seeking refuge in what was once the freest Country on Earth…

Must now abandon all promise they would be able to reclaim what is rightfully theirs.

This has happened because the President of the United States finds Communal ground with Fidel Castro, His Brother and Socialist Ideology.

Our President has intentionally handed legitimacy to these Socialist Serial Killers.

Nothing Good can come of this.

Once the Soviets find their feet again… which we are allowing them to do as of this typing, Their ‘Aircraft Carrier’ in the Gulf of Mexico will be back up and running.  There is simply far too much power associated with having America to Blame for every ill.

But once again, the Liberal Progressives in the Country will prop up Socialist Failure under the perpetually misguided belief a different outcome will prevail.

History is determined to teach the opposite lesson.

Doubt me?

Name a single Free-Market Capitalist Economy with a Constitutionally Limited Government preserving the Natural Right of Personal Freedom, Liberty and Property Ownership resulting from Subsidizing Socialism?

I’ll wait…


It’s not that You Lie…

…it’s how much time you can put between You and Your Lie, until Nobody Cares Anymore.

Benghazi does not seem to want to go away.

I have made my position on this debacle very clear.  Just tap “Benghazi” into my search window.

But this new development is different.  (Abandon hope if you are seeking answers.  This is about a weak President with a small nod to the 2016 race.)

What interests me now is the dynamic between a past Secretary of State who is a Socialist Presidential Hopeful and a current Socialist White House.  It is not secret that these two simply do not like each other.  They never have.  And with Hillary’s declared interest in the Presidency removing the “choice” President Obama had in regard to whom he will support, it should be interesting as to how the Benghazi issue plays out.

What I mean here is that it typically takes the power of the Executive to put as much time as possible between the “Lie” and the “Discovery of the Lie” in order to dampen public interest regarding the event “Lied” about.  Only TIME will let the public “not care”… in other words the old go-to line of “That’s Ancient History so Who Cares!?” only works with a Liberal application of time.

Remember, all political malfeasance is judged in the court of public opinion.

Hillary does not appear to have even the paltry Executive support she had when she was acting Sec. State.  She also does not have the warm fuzzy relationship which might aid her in acquiring help from that Executive.  It’s important to remember that the idea of Biden stepping aside for Hillary to assume the VP slot was seriously considered, but somewhere it was quashed… and there was a reason, either Hillary refused or the President refused.  This is not how a Village raises it children to behave.

(It is my assessment that this idea was quashed somewhere within the White House as it would only benefit Hillary to assume “pole position” in the 2016 Presidential Race by being VP.  She would not have refused this contrary to supporter assertions… she is not stupid.  May be one day we’ll know for sure and it will only interest idiots like me.  Time…)

So this leaves a couple of fun possibilities.

The Clinton’s are a Machine… they know where the skeletons are and have shown in the past that they are not afraid to let them “accidentally” fall out of the closet.

This latest “discovery” of the talking points regarding Benghazi being altered by someone could be a shot across the bow in terms of Hillary not feeling she is receiving the help she should expect from the current Administration.  (Granted, this Administration is finding stormy seas as far as advancing their own agenda… but this is about Hillary!  At least that’s how Hillary sees it.)

As this moves forward, which it will because the Republicans smell blood and know a few weeks of hearings regardless of outcome burns yet more time the President might have to push his ideas, we should expect to see some “discoveries” of White House involvement.  That is, of course, if the White House doesn’t get its mind right and jump on board the Hillary Express.)

The Clintons are not above throwing those they don’t get along with under the bus if it serves their needs, even if they are Fellow Travelers.

The other possibility is a full-throated defense of Hillary by the White House… which would be the largest overt example of Obama’s weakness we may have yet seen.

Close your eyes and picture a wrestling match between Barack and Hillary in Singlets.  All sweaty… grunting… with Bill sitting nearby watching with a strange, oddly fascinated leer…

You’re Welcome.