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That seems fair.
Do you believe you should have the right to vote for elected officials of the United States? And if yes, would that not imply that I could vote for Canadian Parliament members?
Originally posted by SmedleyBurlap
reply to post by TheRedneck
I have one question for you that has not been answered. If legal immigrants to your locality successfully pass a law that somehow inhibits your ability to practice some element of your culture, is that wrong?
reply to post by Night Star
I have a question for you as well. If that employer hires 200 citizens instead of 200 immigrants, he will be paying a great deal more in wages. Compared to his current scheme for hiring, this is an inefficient use of capital. In the present economic hard times, it is in the employer's best interest to maximize their capital efficiency and ride out the financial storm. My question is this: Why should the employer put his business at risk just to hire more citizens?
That seems fair.
If legal immigrants conduct themselves according to their own cultural norms without violating the law or the rights of others, is there a problem?
If legal immigrants, endowed with citizen rights, pass a law that allows them greater freedom to practice their own culture without infringing on your own freedom, is that a problem?
So, am I correct to say that you both think that security [job security; welfare security; national security] trumps human liberty?
Yes, I do.
Originally posted by Maslo
reply to post by SmedleyBurlap
Or do you think liberty to move should trump even the will of property owners?
It only belongs to you because you say it belongs to you. You only own it as long as it is in your possession.
Someone who truly embraces liberty in all of its terrible glory would recognize that possessions are fleeting and that might makes [property] right.