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You're Probably Not A Libertarian

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Published on Jan 3, 2014

Because if you're a libertarian, you probably support open borders.

Borders open to people who are very, very unlibertarian.

They will come in, make new (un-libertarian) rules, and that will be the end of your libertarian experiment.

This doesn't require genetic causation. I happen to believe in a largely genetic explanation for differences in political views (Chile aside), but lets shelve that for now. What we know is that:

1. People from Latin and South America, SS Africa, India and Southeast Asia are un-libertarian
2. There is no known reliable way to make these people libertarian by the tens of millions

So even if it's all environmental, because race differences would be racist therefore that cannot possibly be the case, you still have differences that won't change.

It's like democracy. If you support democracy, that is the first and the last of your ideology, because you can value other things as well, but if you support democracy, then you support whatever the demos votes for. Any other value is TRUMPED by whatever the voters vote for.

Similarly, you may value communism and support open borders. But unless you know for sure that all immigrants who choose to go to your country will support communism, or know a way to reliably turn millions of immigrants into communists, then you communism is TRUMPED by your open-borders advocacy.

Because if you support open borders, then you support whatever the people who come in support. They will be the majority, they will make the rules. And your Marxist ideas probably won't gain any real traction except in terms of rhetoric and symbology.

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