Immigration

The Madness of the Wall Debate

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"The Wall was an edifice of fear. On November 9th, it became a place of joy." - Former German President Horst Köhler, Berlin, November 9th 2009 America has become the epitome of divisiveness, one side against the other, both against the middle. This is a malignancy that has grown into mass hatred, and no good can result from such animosity among ... [click for more]

Border Patrol Is Turning America Into a Constitution-Free Zone

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“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”— William Pitt How far would you really go to secure the nation’s borders against illegal aliens? Would you give the government limitless amounts of money to fight yet another endless war? Surround the entire country with concrete walls and ... [click for more]

Libertarian Lessons: Immigration

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Individuals are autonomous beings with rights that must be respected – by other individuals, and by government – regardless of religion, ethnicity, race, creed, or place of origin. We are each “endowed by our Creator” with the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. For libertarians, immigration is thereby considered a net good. “Let us exalt, not stifle, man's mobility!” declared ... [click for more]

Caging Children, Separating Families: Has the War on Immigration Gone Too Far?

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“Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest—forces that look like sheer insanity, if judged by the standards of other centuries.” ― Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism Sometimes you have to draw a line in the sand. This ... [click for more]

The Tyranny of Immigration Controls

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Imagine the following conversation: John: Oh, my head hurts so bad. I don’t know what I’m going to do. Jack: If you stopped beating your head against that wall, your headache would go away. John: You libertarians are always so impractical and extreme. My headache has nothing to do with the fact that I am beating my head against this wall. I ... [click for more]

Open Borders: Trade, Migration, Entrepreneurship, and Property

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For good reason people ask how nations can become more prosperous. Usually the start is “Why is there poverty?” But the real question should be “Why is there wealth?” Poverty is the natural condition of all peoples of the world throughout history. Only in the past couple hundred years have we seen an astounding rise in the amount of ... [click for more]