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Nationalists Love America So Much, They Want to Turn It into a Soviet Police State

So, Donald Trump is insisting on fulfilling his big campaign promise of putting up a government wall on the southern border. He wants to keep the government shut down or else.

Well, such a socialist government obstruction and police state on the border is a very short-sighted solution and, quite frankly, un-American.

Police state and government walls are not what America is all about. No, America is about freedom. It is also about private property and private property rights. Is is also supposed to be about free markets and voluntary exchange. Not so, say the nationalists, the national socialists Trump and his followers.

The nationalists and conservatives’ hysteria is telling, in which I am hearing on talk radio, “How many more Kate Steinles do there have to be?” Oh, how many more?! They are like the hysterical anti-gun activists, with “How many more kids have to die, how many more school shootings do there have to be…(until we finally disarm peaceful, law-abiding citizens)?” and so on.

And we can know that these hysterical nationalists are really just anti-foreigner and anti-immigration (and not just anti-“illegal” immigration), because every day it’s the same thing with the Limbaughs and the Hannitys and their caller ditto-heads, they are obsessed with “illegal” immigrants killing or assaulting Americans, even though many more Americans are getting killed or assaulted by their own fellow American citizens. The hystericals don’t seem to care about those victims. It has to do with shutting out foreigners. The talk radio crowd is just as irrational, ignorant and short-sighted as the college campus snowflakes, in my view.

And there’s a mysticism about these nationalist fanatics. They are mystical about this “America” thing, and really believe the myths, too. Like many long-indoctrinated people who believe in myths, the nationalists have this mythical belief that there is some kind of joint ownership of the territory as a whole. That “citizens” (or, as Hans-Hermann Hoppe would say, the “taxpayers”) are the owners of the territory and have a right to block outsiders from getting in.

But they don’t seem to understand that America, this territory, is a place of many, many parcels of private property, and the property owners have a right to invite whomever they want onto their own property (whether it’s their homes, churches or businesses, etc.). Employers have a right to hire anyone they want. And no one, morally, would be obligated to have to have a government bureaucrat’s permission to employ, to work, move about, whatever. As long a someone is peaceful, and isn’t suspected of violating the person or property of another, then you leave him alone. That’s the American way.

But no, no, no, say the hysterical nationalists. You MUST get a bureaucrat’s permission and authorization to do this or that. Nationalists love and worship the government and the ruling bureaucrats. Don’t believe otherwise.

So the border wall, or barrier, or whatever, is short-sighted. Why don’t the hysterical ones try to find out exactly what’s causing people to be fleeing from those Central American countries, or what’s causing the drug trafficking, and so on?

First, there is the drug war, which has been futile from the very beginning, going on for 50 years and people still get their drugs. The war on drugs causes an underground market in drugs, it incentivizes the more low-lifes of society to profit from people’s vices by pushing the drugs to get people addicted. The drug war motivates the exploiters to traffic in drugs. Even the CIA is getting into it. So not only is the drug war itself a socialist policy that is wreaking havoc on society but it is involving the “national security” state as well.

And, speaking of the national security state, another reason why refugees are fleeing those countries is that the interventionist imbeciles in the U.S. government have been wreaking havoc in those countries. Besides ending the drug war, why not tell the U.S. government to get itself out of those countries?

But regarding Donald Trump’s sudden obsession with insisting on the government wall on the border, I don’t really believe his sincerity in that. He had two years with a Republican Congress to begin the Great Trump Wall, but he did nothing. But now right after the 2018 elections when Democrats take over the House Trump is sounding the alarm of how “urgent” a crisis this “national emergency” is. He is even threatening to get the military down there, that he knows he can’t do. So not just the un-American police state that’s already there, but military martial law on the border. So he’s full of you-know-what. Trump is a “New York liberal,” with “New York values,” as Ted Scruz would say. Trump has donated mostly to Democrats, not Rethuglicans. So, I don’t really believe his sincerity.

And by the way, a government shutdown is what America needs. Almost all of what the U.S. government does is not authorized by the U.S. Constitution, and it should all be shut down. People who are employed by the government should find honest work in the private sector. And all those in law enforcement and “security” who are enforcing unjust laws: it is the enforcers who are the criminals when they criminally violate the lives, liberty and property of innocent, peaceful people. The armed and badged uniformed goons are the ones who should be dismissed. (And then everyone else!)

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