Friday, August 12, 2016

Bored With Borders? They're Not Bored With You!

"There is No Substitute for Surrender!"

"There shall be open borders."--The Wall Street Journal  

Obama wants them to subvert the culture.
Hillary wants them for the votes. And 'cos her donors bought it from her fair and square.
The Muslim Brotherhood wants them because there are 2.2 billion Muslims.
The WSJ wants them because they like the pure, clean economic theory in which borders are inefficient impediments to commerce. But Marxism is also a pure, clean economic theory in which borders--and real people--are impediments.

But people aren't decimals.


btw, I know we're smarter than God now, but He rebuked the Trans-national Project at the Tower of Babel.


"Faced with Trump's declaration that he'd favor, get this, current American workers over incoming foreign challengers, some declare that we should have no favoritism of one over the other, that it should all be merit-based and based on whoever will work the cheapest.

There are, in this telling, absolutely no privileges for membership in the Club American.

What is strange is that those now declaring this simultaneously expect US cops and servicement to defend them from threats foreign and domestic -- but why should they, if we have no obligations running towards each other -- and of course they completely favor rejiggering the law to give American corporations an advantage against foreign competitors.

Get that? US working stiffs should get no legal advantages over foreign challengers, but of course US corporations should get subsidies and the intervention of the State Department.

Mitt Romney had it all wrong -- corporations are not people.

Corporations are better than people." ...............

From Our Archives, Friday, May 28, 2010

Washington, D.C.: Border Town to the States 


"That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth."--Genesis 11:9

"These are the boundaries by which you are to divide the land..."--Ezekiel 47:15

“We are defined not by our borders, but by our bonds.”--The President of the United States of America
a very large parking lot

This president isn't defined by his iron grip on reality. Or realty, either, for that matter.

However, his borderline border-talk reminded me of this
Mark Steyn column from 2003:

"Speaking as a foreigner myself, I've always found it one of the more charming features of the American scene that "progressives" are obliged to find justification for their radicalism in a piece of old parchment. In Europe, they can simply say: We need to get with the beat, daddy-o. But in the U.S. the Left at least observes the niceties and pretends that the powdered-wig guys had somehow ingeniously anticipated the need for a constitutional right to gay marriage or a partial-birth abortion. Perhaps recognizing that this particular penumbra is pretty well tapped out, Justice O'Connor is now saying that there's gold in them thar Scandinavian hills. ...In considering the pros and cons of sodomy in Texas, the Supreme Court did not rely on the large body of Nigerian sharia precedents and Taliban jurisprudence in this area. ...

Given that this is the Court that elevated "Celebrate Diversity" from a bumper sticker to a bedrock constitutional principle, it's a little bewildering to find that they cheerfully accord the white European a unique monopoly on the judicial consultancy positions. Heartening though it is to know the white man still has his uses, this privileged access is, alas, unwarranted. For one thing, the fact that the U.S. Constitution is older than the French, German, Italian, Greek, and Spanish constitutions combined suggests that this member of "the Western tradition" is more traditional than others. For another, can you imagine any judge in France, Denmark, or New Zealand taking U.S. court decisions into account when deliberating on, say, gun ownership or capital punishment?

Let me come at it this way. I love borders, the more the merrier -- town lines, county, state, and, of course, national. Borders symbolize one of the few remaining constraints on government: You don't like the grade school here in town? Move ten miles up the road. You don't want to pay Vermont sales tax? Drive over the river and shop in New Hampshire. Arianna Huffington huffs against "tax loopholes for fat cats," but I'd say the ability to rent a post-office box in Bermuda or the Cayman Islands is a "loophole" in one of the original 16th-century senses -- an aperture to let in light and fresh air. The fact that there's somewhere else to go to is the ultimate limitation on government. Borders give people choices -- and, to put it in a bumper sticker, "I'm Pro-Choice and I Vote with My Feet." When starry-eyed utopians speak of a "world without borders," you can pretty much guess what kind of a place the one-world one-party state would be, with tax rates starting at more than 50 percent, where they are in Sweden right now.

That's why Justice O'Connor's indifference to jurisdictional integrity and partiality to foreigners is not just a kinky fetish but something philosophically incompatible with the job she's meant to be doing. If you wanted to construct the precise opposite of the U.S. Constitution, it would look an awful lot like "international law." The former is a document that limits the state's grip on the people, the latter is designed to ensure they can never wiggle free, no matter where they go. "International law" is the new colonialism, the imposition on the world's peoples of the moral certainties of a remote, unaccountable Western elite -- indeed, one far less tolerant of local customs and culture than the old-school imperialists. The Europeans haven't had much luck imposing their laws on Saudi Arabia and Sudan but, thanks to Justice O'Connor, other backward jurisdictions like Texas and Alabama are about to be whipped into line." ...........

If only. Obama hasn't purged Shariah, which calls for your enslavement. He purged the FBI manuals which mention Shariah, so as not to offend the slavers.


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