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But a little reflection should tell us that the key is to control not so much movement across borders as what people do within borders. It’s really not simply about numbers, and certainly not about foreigners crossing borders.
This my friends was the logic of apartheid.
originally posted by: JDeLattre89
Yes, and when the people in the house are entitled to meals and beds, then the homeowner typically ensures whom is supposed to be there.
originally posted by: Antipathy17
a reply to: Daedal
Another note. Letting others in who differ in social and political opinions is "to control not so much movement across borders as what people do within borders. "
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Bluntone22
Actually, there is nothing in the Constitution of the United States saying that your firearms must be registered. In fact, you could argue that in order that you fulfill the responsibilities that come along with your second amendment rights, it is imperative that the government never be allowed to know how many guns they would be facing, should they decide to impose a tyranny on the people.
I mean, after all, that is the primary Constitutional defence for ownership of these things at all, right? The idea that you can use what arms you have to defend your own freedom and liberty, from a tyrannical government? You drop the advantage if they know what you have, where.
The existence of bad eggs means nothing when compared to the foundational concept on which the right to bear arms is based. Bad eggs with guns, is a price that is supposed to be gladly paid in order that people be permitted to defend their lives and their freedoms, without that right being infringed upon by any person or group, for any reason.
Similarly, saying on the one hand that your nation is open for business, prepared as it always used to be to take in the strays, waifs, and wanderers of the world, but only if those people are white, Christian, and only moving abroad for kicks, rather than out of necessity, is double dutch, unmitigated nonsense. Your border Nazis, the TSA (Tyrannical Sexual Abuse) and ICE (Ignorant Clotted Effluent) will even stop the son of an American boxing legend, and put him through outrageous questioning. No one in those organisations is fit to taste the armpit sweat of the son of Muhammad Ali, yet they see fit to put the man through the wringer?
I find it absolutely objectionable, that those who bleated most angrily about things like their right to bear arms, their right to have thirty round magazines, their right to this, that and the other thing, did not understand that insisting on a heavily controlled border, would mean that everyone had less rights, less freedoms, less liberties at the end of it, because what they were inviting is the very tyranny that you are supposed to be arming against.