Two days ago I posted a thread seeking the opinions of ye great libertarians on the condition of the US-Mexico border. I want to start by thanking all who gave their opinions and contributed to the discussion. It is my opinion that this is how we affect change in our nation; a calm and concise discussion, debating ideas. Avoiding the pitfalls of the straw-man, ad hominem, and other fallacious argument tactics we so commonly seen on every level of political debate.
Now to the point. From the comments I read on my last point it’s seems like the majority of us are in agreement that people should be allowed to immigrate to whatever country they would like. However they must be registered and pay their taxes to avoid ‘the free rider problem’. As long as you contribute to the society that you have chosen to join, then who cares where you came from.
Now I ask, what’s next? As libertarians we tend to have a general disdain for any federal interference. So do se leave the job of registry to the states themselves? Do we trust the feds to accurately and responsible handle this task?. How should our representatives go about this regulation? What do you think are the best ways to safely and securely allow people into the country without putting them or our citizens in harms way? Do we have a duty to protect them if we can? How do we decide who can and cannot enter the country? Does the government have a right to declare someone fit or unfit?
I look forward to reading your responses and engaging in calm, well thought out discussion. And remember; if you have to call someone names, then it’s obvious to the rest of us, you don’t know what you’re talking about and that’s all you got left.
TLDR: Libertarians say let people in, but register them so they don’t feed off welfare state. What’s next? How do we approach a safe and organized solution? Answer below. Don’t be a d**k