Posts Tagged ‘ libertarians ’

An Open Debate About Open Borders

An Open Debate About Open Borders

One of the most persistent divides between traditional conservatives and their libertarian/anarcho-capitalist counterparts involves a fundamental philosophical disagreement about immigration. While most conservatives view immigration primarily through the lens of preserving American culture by only accepting those immigrants who are assimilable and will tangibly benefit our society in the future, a view expressed repeatedly...
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The Real Lesson of Thanksgiving

The Real Lesson of Thanksgiving

As we gather together with loved ones-or not so loved ones-to give thanks, or express regret, perhaps it’s a good time to put things into perspective. A few days ago an acquaintance posted a cartoon to Facebook often used to lampoon those of us who are not open borders fetishists by predisposition. I’m referring, of course,...
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Occupy Wall Street Observations

Occupy Wall Street Observations

That was one of the more amusing things I spotted during yesterday’s trip to Zuccotti Park to observe Occupy Wall Street firsthand. And despite the obvious-perhaps intentional-misspelling of the word, I can’t help but agree with the sentiments expressed on that empty pizza box. There were other unusual sightings yesterday, including the unique juxtaposition...
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Ban The Scan (Rally in Union Square)

Ban The Scan (Rally in Union Square)

One of the more interesting portions of Manhattan’s geography is Union Square Park, which serves as a farmer’s market, transit hub, and rallying point for political activists of varying political stripes. One of the groups that has used Union Square to showcase its views, both today and in the past, is the Communist Party.
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The Zapata Investigation (Update); Libertarians Are Wrong Again (Commentary)

The Zapata Investigation (Update); Libertarians Are Wrong Again (Commentary)

The ringleaders behind the premeditated murder of special agent Zapata continue to be rounded up south of the border, including two very important handlers of the criminals who shot Zapata and his fellow ICE agent, Victor Avila.
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Rebutting Wilkinson

Rebutting Wilkinson

First of all, let me apologize for being derelict in addressing  Will Wilkinson’s  series of columns for The Economist. I had wanted to to respond to these short polemics, written as an ongoing dialogue between he and David Frum during the height of the DREAM Act’s legislative push during a lame duck session of Congress, earlier...
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All The News That’s Fit To Stint

All The News That’s Fit To Stint

Several weeks ago, there was a fantastic analysis by Numbers USA’s press watchdog on the common misperception floated by reporters, as well as mass immigration enthusiasts, that immigration to this country is simply a response to supply and demand economics.
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Realistic Expectations

Realistic Expectations

I thought I’d use today’s post, written hours before the Senate opens up for business and possibly reanimates the corpse of the DREAM Act, to engage in some speculation about citizen activism, and its impact upon the ruling political class.
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Good News

Good News

Today’s edition of the Dallas Morning News carries a fascinating story about a survey just released by the Pew Hispanic Center, which documents two seemingly parallel trends. Namely, a decrease in the number of foreigners entering the United States illegally, and an increase in the percentage of illegal aliens living in the state of...
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