Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Immigration isn't a real problem

(My Eastern New Mexico News column for November 7, 2018)

Emotions are running hot on the topic of immigration these days, both for and against, with most of the current drama surrounding birthright citizenship and migrant caravans.

Immigration is a government-caused problem which can't be solved with more the rest...

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  1. Of course it's not a problem. Imaginary enFORCED lines are.

    But you aren't going to convince the multiple millions/billions of stupid selfish evil people that slavery is not the solution to everything. The only way it's going to change is to first kill billions of people.

    Drop a couple of thousand nukes on Mexico USA and Canada, reduce the population to about 3%. Then watch the news and see who gives a fuk about immigration. Wait 50 or 60 years and turn on the news again. No one will care then either.

  2. "Regulating immigration isn’t allowed by the Constitution."

    isn't defense explicitely enumerated?
    defense against whom? invaders perhaps.

    defense is rational for any entity.
    what are the arguments against defense?

    1. There's a difference between an invading military working on behalf of a competing State and a rag-tag bunch of people escaping a competing State.

      Defense is rational and good. Government telling property owners who they can't allow (or bar, for that matter) on their property, and whom they are allowed to hire, etc. is not "defense".

      And, of course, the anti-immigration argument that you can't allow new people into an area because of the welfare state is just an argument against having a welfare state.

      And if you need to defend yourself from someone, does it really matter where that person came from? Defend yourself and don't worry about the irrelevant part.

      Without government mucking everything up (as always), this wouldn't even be an issue.

  3. agreed.
    "if you need to defend yourself from someone", then do it.

    defending against the individuals comprising gangs of invaders- is good.

  4. a collective is actually a group of individuals. each of whom is responsible for their actions.

    commies see the collective.
    i see individual invaders.