A Dying Appeal

In Should Libertarians Support a Police State? open borders advocate Jacob Hornberger writes:

Our American ancestors tried to protect people from unreasonable searches by federal officials. They understood that a free society necessarily depends on external constraints placed on the power of government officials to conduct searches of people and their belongings. That’s what The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is all about. It prohibits federal officials from searching people’s cell phones and everything else without a search warrant issued by a judge.

This article is meant to say that libertarians who support secure borders are supporting the police state.

Notice what he left out; the Founders’ views on immigration and borders. They favored secure borders, immigration restrictions that prioritized English peoples – and yet they still opposed a police state.

It is ironic that Hornberger appeals to “our American ancestors” – no such appeal works under his preferred immigration policy. That argument only has meaning to real Americans whose ancestors were here in 1789.

This is a point I’ve raised repeatedly with left/open border libertarians. Their rhetoric is appreciated only by Americans who have common heritage and ethnic ties. Try speaking of “our American ancestors” to someone whose family is from China, India, Syria, or Mexico. To them, the Bill of Rights is a document penned by foreigners of no connection to their ancestors, and thus has no significance to them beyond what they personally can get out of it.

If you live in a house your great-grandfather built specifically for his family to live in, you will treat it differently than a house that was built by a total stranger just trying to earn a living.

Hornberger celebrates the importation or migration of people of whom his own arguments for a free society will have no impact. If things continue on their current path, ethnic Americans will become a minority in the USA. What will he and others like him do then? They will not be able to reference the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, or any other Western document or thinker when trying to convince non-Westerners to adopt a distinctly Western concept – liberty. Virtually every argument they make, this specific one a perfect example, is ultimately an appeal to common Western and American heritage.

It’s why – as I’ve pointed out a thousand times – they do not bother taking their open borders doctrine to non-Westerner countries. No one there would listen to them, and the rhetoric they employ here in the West would have no effect. Non-Western countries do not care about creating a free society.

This is why open border libertarianism is a self-defeating, unsustainable policy; it calls for replacing its adherents with people who don’t believe in it.

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7 Responses to A Dying Appeal

  1. Gunner Q says:

    “This is why open border libertarianism is a self-defeating, unsustainable policy; it calls for replacing its adherents with people who don’t believe in it.”

    Well said. This shouldn’t be difficult. What good is government of any kind, if it doesn’t protect you from potentially hostile outsiders? If it makes no distinction between participating, taxpaying citizens and hitchhiking squatters?

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  2. “Hornberger celebrates the importation or migration of people of whom his own arguments for a free society will have no impact.”

    I’ve become convinced that all Leftist thinking is at its foundation suicidal, since socialism is a rejection root and branch of individualism, cooperation, and the division of labor. The ‘open border libertarian’ argument, only held by Left leaning libertarians, is certainly evidence of this as you point out above. The egalitarian will endeavor to destroy his own culture to make room for the cultures of others in an effort to merge all into one. Rather than being a proponent of diversity, the Leftist is actually the biggest enemy of diversity, since his ideology denies cultures the right of exclusion, and will thus gradually lead to the extinction of all cultures save one: the totalitarian ant heap.

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    • The Question says:

      I really want to write an analysis of an essay written in 1925 titled La Raza Cósmica
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Raza_C%C3%B3smica

      The writer, José Vasconcelos wished “to express the ideology of a future “fifth race” in the Americas; an agglomeration of all the races in the world with no respect to colour or number to erect a new civilisation: Universópolis…., armies of people would then go forth around the world professing their knowledge. Vasconcelos continues to say that the people of the Iberian regions of the Americas (that is to say, the parts of the continent colonised by Portugal and Spain) have the territorial, racial, and spiritual factors necessary to initiate the “universal era of humanity”.

      I am convinced that this is the spiritual core of the open borders movement, and why it is only pushed in the West; they hope to create a new race they believe will end all political, cultural, social, and ethnic strife.

      It is neo-babelism, writ large.

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      • Very interesting stuff. Thanks for the reference. I had not heard of that essay. I just read a good one by Brandon Smith that I bet you’ll like.

        http://www.alt-market.com/articles/3151-why-do-leftists-and-globalists-hate-tribalism-so-much

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      • The Question says:

        Leftists are in most cases merely useful idiots that promote multiculturalism as a means of “penance.” That is to say, they believe that traditional western culture should be punished for past transgressions and in due course, phased out completely in exchange for a new utopian system. Both leftists and globalists will often try to argue that if tribalism was not prevalent there would be no ill will between Muslims and Westerners or any other groups for that matter. But, as stated earlier, what they are glossing over is the inevitability of groups separating based on principals. The only way for all groups to coexist in close proximity in the multicultural paradise we are being sold is for ALL value systems to be eliminated except for one. And perhaps that is the point.

        This is solid gold.

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  3. Gunner Q says:

    “The only way for all groups to coexist in close proximity in the multicultural paradise we are being sold is for ALL value systems to be eliminated except for one.”

    This is always true even without the multi-cult. Gov’t can only represent one set of beliefs (or people) at a time. North & South Korea are an object lesson that uniform ethnicity is no guarantee of a functional society.

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