Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Reductio Ad Absurdum of the the Open Borders Position

This caller might be a little extreme but her argument is basically what all advocates of open borders for the US rest upon: burying their heads in the sand and refusing to acknowledge or consider that there might be unpleasant or even unacceptable consequences to leaving the door wide open at all hours to anyone. As Condell says, "It's easy to be tolerant at someone else's expense." In Arizona there has been a bloody increase in murders and kidnappings because of the open border. It is difficult to take serious anyone who will look at the very unpleasant consequences of their approach and just smile and say, "So what. I just want to do things my way regardless of the consequences to anyone." Some political opinions are just too absurd for serious consideration. The open borders opinion is wide spread and patently absurd.

h/t: Fuzzy Logic

I think supporters of a traditional border are missing out by not making public safety the center of the discussion. I know that there are limits to how much control the safe border side has over what is reported by the MSM. And the safe borders faction has no one natural leader. But I do not see how discussion about the history of borders and the nation state move things forward very far.

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