Glaring Problems With Open Borders and Squaring the Libertarian Paradox.
Life-long Libertarian checking in. The Party platform actually mentions a border-free concept, but that concept does not exist in a vacuum. Gary Johnson dropped the ball when asked about this. While he did great things employing people in the private sector and later did great things as governor of New Mexico, he is no Harry Brown. But I know the answer. Open borders are incompatible with a welfare state, which is NOT part of the platform. In other words, in an ideal situation where we and all our neighbors were voluntarist free market successes, along with every other nation in the world, then it is true borders wouldn’t matter.
But that is not the case, and borders matter very much. My parents were immigrants from communist Czecho-Slovakia. They escaped by crossing the Danube from Bratislava into Vienna and had to wait a year before coming to America LEGALLY. Because he had his vocational cert and knew the German language my father found WORK within one week. After entering America he again found work immediately. It was below his pay grade because he had to learn English first before he could maximize his earning potential with said cert. He never got anything from any government anywhere. Governments only steal, kill and destroy.
Anyway, there are other good examples of logical immigration policies given the state of the world and its lack of free markets and voluntarist theory. There was a time when the US had a nurse shortage and the Philippines had plenty of nurses. So, we opened the door enough to fill our needs but not enough to drastically lower the wages of those in the field. This would be called smart and legal immigration.
Hispanics know this, if there are one million gardeners from Mexico in California making $10 an hour, what happens if another million are introduced to that pool? While it may not be linear it’s pretty obvious that wage would fall in half to around $5 an hour. My Hispanic friends and black friends understand this and Trump did much better than expected in certain demographics because this is, common sense. Our borders aren't closed and never were, the problem is they have been wide fucking open for decades. Hispanics also know what Mexico does to their illegal aliens from places like Guatemala and it is ugly. We cannot be the only country on the planet without borders....
The fact is our resources are strained and we cannot allow them to be stolen; illegal use of our prisons, hospitals, welfare, we simply cannot afford this theft. Theft is no no number one in voluntarist theory, right? The US national debt stands at $21,000,000,000,000 not counting unfunded liabilities. There is also the safety of our people who demand our government NOT make the same mistakes angela merkel et al did in Europe. Or is physical harm no no number one?
If you are worried about walls, I would confine that worry to the ones in the racist, apartheid state of israel and their effect on the indigenous Palestinian population. That is a true travesty.