Monday, May 01, 2006
I’m ashamed that capitalists have allowed socialists to co-opt the illegal immigration problem. Every immigrant worker that crosses the border makes me richer without me having to lift a finger. More people do not merely reduce the costs of labor in border states; they also create their own demand for products and services from the native labor force and increase competition which benefits us all. Eventually, it all balances out while at the same time lifting our economy as a whole. If our cavemen ancestors kept the population stunted at one million, we’d still be knapping stone knives and wearing bearskins. By the same token, if all the “illegals” disappeared tomorrow, the negative effects would be felt across the US, which is why the socialists took advantage by rounding up Hispanics today. Socialists love pretending this is a May Day rally, but this isn’t a cry for more socialism and unions. The whole brouhaha is about eliminating statist laws that prevent the movement of this good into the country where there is a demand for it. Socialists, on the other hand, are merely hoping to get more people addicted to government handouts. Capitalists should take back this issue and call for the relaxation of immigration laws, if not their outright elimination, while amputating the government teat the socialists keep using as a lure to the dark side.
By Margaret - May 01, 2006
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