- Sep 30, 2009
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- Boston, MA
Yeah all of that.Strong borders/open immigration.
This is in response to Dee's question on my stance on this topic.
Let me just start out by saying that the time is not now to implement this. This country is far from fidelity to her founding principles currently, that so much would have to be changed for this to happen properly that it just should not be undertaken until many regulations, restrictions, welfare, and unjust laws are repealed and public education be seriously overhauled back to a classical nature or better yet abolished completely.
Let's start with the fundamentals, philosophically:
Metaphysics: As Aristotle observed A is A. Every thing is something specific and can be nothing else at the same time.
Epistemology: Man is the rational animal. His basic tool of survival is his reasoning mind.
Ethics: Rational self-interest meaning that a man's life is the standard of value and that he be the recipient of the effects of all his actions.
Politics: In order to exercise his rational faculty man does not have to be free but to exercise it for his survival, flourishing and benefit he does.
Now that the basics are out of the way a proper rights-respecting nation does just that, protect an individual's right to life, liberty, and property as inviolate and nothing more. In fact, without property rights no other rights are possible.
A proper nation welcomes all comers so long as they are no physical threat to others.
The consequences are enormous and beautiful. Flourishing and human advancement to unprecedented levels.
Just think of how our ancestors just 100 years ago would view the incredible majesty of the growth of those years.
All feats achieved by immigrants.
And set the mind and strong hands-free and we can't even envision the future we could have. But I can see some.
Fallacies and false premises:
1. They'll take American jobs.
Most assuredly most come here to work but in a market economy, the creation of jobs and wealth is not a zero-sum game. What one makes takes nothing from anyone else. And in fact, many entrepreneurs have always come to this country to exercise their minds and as a result, created many jobs and built massive wealth.
One of America's greatest accomplishments was to coin the term "Make money. " For most of history, it was a zero-sum game. No longer.
2. Natural resources are limited on this landmass:
Fly over the continental US and you will see the vast wealth of land and opportunity everywhere you look.
If Hong Kong can build an incredible economy on an island with virtually no natural resources I'd say we're good.
But even if things were getting tight there are vast opportunities for growth such as man-made islands, purchase of more land from other nations, space stations, and things we just can't imagine that would be brought forth by the unleashing of the greatest of the natural resources, man's free mind.
3. And this is more philosophical in nature, they will change the US culture to their own:
So what, it won't happen but this country is the melting pot. Each of our ancestors brought with them parts of their culture and has made us all the richer culturally for it.
In fact, most first-generation immigrants stick to their own, not all, but their children and grandchildren assimilate.
What it boils down to is a nation is not a collective with the right to dispose of individuals as it sees fit.
A proper nation is a group of individuals who all possess the same rights and are protected by police, courts, and the military. It holds no rights above those of its constituent individuals and ought not own land, the means of production nor much else. So it has the right to keep bad actors out but ought to welcome all other immigrants with open arms.
Bottom line, we gain so much from immigrants, rich culture, new businesses, and a vast array of other benefits but that is all secondary to the issue that a human has the right of free movement because he is a rational animal and has every right to seek out the freest nation where they can achieve the highest possible to them.
I know I didn't cover everything as I've written volumes on the topic but I hope the gist is caught.
And I'm happy to discuss this as far as anyone wants to go with it.
FYPAt this point this is a reasonable solution for now but this situation should never have been purposefully created according to plan.
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