Monday, February 8, 2016

Why The Libertarian Party Fails

I've written about lowercase and uppercase libertarians. Uppercase libertarians are those who follow the principles of the Libertarian Party. They seem to set hard lines and allow for little deviation. This is one of the reasons they have trouble garnering votes in elections.

We find most lowercase libertarians voting Republican because they tend to have more in common with Conservatives. It's mostly in social areas and war that they find differences. The one area where all lowercase libertarians disagree with the Libertarian Party, is the border.

Hard core Libertarians don't want borders. They believe people should be able to travel freely around the world. What they fail to understand, is that without borders there is no country. Why do they participate in an election in a country they don't think should exist? This is bordering on one world order thinking.

Libertarians believe the border should be open so that corporations can hire whomever will work for the lowest wage, or has the best capabilities. I heard one Libertarian candidate, Austin Peterson, say that he would not put American workers first. He, like hardcore Libertarians, would hire Mexicans and other nationalities because they would work for less money. They do want to monitor those coming into the country, but I doubt they would consider anyone a threat unless they were carrying a nuclear bomb. We know that people coming from certain areas of the world pose an unnecessary risk.

Libertarians on Free Trade and Migration
We support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade. Political freedom and escape from tyranny demand that individuals not be unreasonably constrained by government in the crossing of political boundaries. Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders. However, we support control over the entry into our country of foreign nationals who pose a credible threat to security, health or property.
In this area, Libertarians fail to understand how economies work. Although they have been blessed by being born in the American economy, they hate how it is operated. Those Libertarians are often seen as selfish. I'm not so sure they aren't. They see only their own needs and don't care about their neighbors. This reminds me a lot of Ayn Rand's Objectivism.

Politically, Objectivism advocates pure, laissez-faire capitalism—the social system of individual rights and strictly limited government—along with the whole moral and philosophical structure on which it depends.
What Libertarians fail to understand, is the world isn't perfect. They will never have their pure Libertarian world, just as progressives will never have their Utopia. If we allow our borders to be opened, you can be sure those seeking world domination will come through en-masse. We know that groups such as Islamic State would love nothing better than to freely travel into the USA. We know that Hitler or the World War II Japanese emperor would have loved for the US to have such an open border policy. Libertarians are for a national defense, but what they miss, is that defense must begin with controlled borders.

The United States began with an open border system as people fled tyrannies. There came a time when those fleeing started to become a burden. Many of the people fleeing tyranny have nothing except the clothes on their back when they step onto our shores. We know that some go on to be very successful and contribute greatly to this nation. But some never contribute and remain a burden. Some are willing to work for pennies, which drives down wages for some low skilled jobs. Under our current system, those people will obtain welfare and free healthcare.

Progressive and Libertarians hate the word assimilation. In the United States, we call this becoming Americanized. This means those people are absorbed into the culture and economy of the United States. If you look around in the south, you find Hispanics and Asians speaking the southern dialect. These people immigrated and they became American. They aren't Hispanic-Americans or Asian-Americans, but plain and simple Americans. Their wages are the same as their neighbors.

The problems we have today are the people coming across the border who have no desire to be American. They want work so they can send their earnings back to their native country. Many will someday return to their native country, while some will build communities that emulate their native country. There are areas where they are declaring those communities Mexican territory. There is a group that says all of southern California belongs to Mexico. Some declare the entire Southwest a part of Mexico.
The Reconquista ("reconquest") is a term that is used (not exclusively) to describe the vision by different individuals, groups, and/or nations that the U.S. Southwest should be politically or culturally reconquered by Hispanics, under the pretext that those territories had pertained to Mexico before the Texas annexation (1845) and the Mexican Cession (1848), as a consequence of the Mexican American War, for distinct purposes.
We are beginning to see the European folly of open borders. They allowed too many to come too fast and they failed to assimilate. For that reason, European countries are losing their own proud culture. We are seeing the Islamic State creating disorder. We are seeing women being assaulted and raped because they chose to wear their skirts too short.

World history shows us that protected borders are important to a nation's security. It would be nice to live in a world where there were no borders and everyone lived in peace, but we know the world is full of evil people with their own vision for the world. They will go to any lengths to shape the world to fit their vision of perfection. It's for these reasons the Libertarian Party will never do well in national offices. For all their other beliefs, they are a perfect fit for local offices.

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