Open Borders?

What is an open border? Just what does that term mean? I just compared the area of Europe to the United States, and Europe is just slightly larger in area than the USA.

(United States is 9,833,000 square kilometers while Europe is 10,180,000 square kilometers—however, European countries are closer in size to eastern states in America (which are smaller and closer together than western states).

A few years ago, in the 1990’s my wife Barb and I took a trip to Europe and toured Prague, Salzburg, Munich, and Frankfurt. Prague was still in the Soviet Union and when we crossed into Austria we had a border stop. Our tour bus waited in line as the Austrian border guards check passports and visas. Most countries in Europe are small like our Eastern states. When a European travelled from Germany to England for instance he might have to cross two or three borders. Each time he would be stopped to check his credentials. Imagine a United States where every state had a closed border (Every state does have a border and each State respects the boundaries.), and we had to carry passports and get Visa’s to visit our relatives in  another part of the country. I think we would be very upset.

By the year two thousand Europe opened it’s borders so people could move freely from country to country without hesitation. That was a major improvement for Europeans. In other words open-borders made Europe more like the United States.

Here we sit in 2018 with the Democrats using open borders as their policy to make America great. Except, this time opening our last borders with Mexico and Canada would be a huge mistake.  Until we revise our immigration laws to make coming here easier we must keep the borders closed. The revised law must allow us to track everyone who enters. The Mexican border is the only one that is so wide open. The Canadian border is open also but about half of it is an impassable water hazard called the Saint Lawrence river, and the Great Lakes.

The population of Canada is 35 million of which 5% (1.75 million) live in poverty. The population of Central and South America is 472.5 million of which 16.5% (77.5 million) live in poverty. The likelihood of illegal immigration is greater from the Mexican border than it is from the north. In addition, Canada has some safety-net policies to take care of those in need. People want to leave Central and South America because of poverty, oppressive regimes, and socialism.

If someone comes from Asia or Europe by plane they must pass through immigration at the airport. We can track them and check them, but when someone is allowed to walk into the country at will, how do we know who they are, why they have come, and what their intentions are when they get here? We have to create a new Ellis Island type of entry that will vet entrants coming from the south. My parents entered via Ellis Island and were properly vetted before being allowed to enter. A lot of migrants were returned (deported) back to Europe for various reasons. Many of them because they carried a disease we didn’t want to deal with. Today, we allow people with terrible contagious diseases to come including the Ebola virus. We will never know what the migrants from the south bring in.

At this moment in history our country is booming economically. We need workers. They will most likely have to come from Central and South America, Africa, and the Mid-East. If we do this properly we will give ourselves enough time to allow them to assimilate more gradually than a mass arrival would. What good would seven million new people who can’t speak the language, or know the rules, drive, read write, etc. do to fill the seven million job vacancies we have. Business is business and they would fill the jobs, but at whose expense? Ours. Poor service, lousy products, crazy demands for working conditions (prayer breaks five times a day in special prayer rooms), squat toilets, the list can go on for ever.

What kind of argument is there to support open-borders except to destroy the sovereignty of the USA.? Mexico surely wants to reacquire land ceded to the USA by treaty during the Mexican-American war. It is my opinion that Mexicans who want the land back don’t want to pay us for it, but are at war with us and violate the treaty signed between countries. Other than that, I see not one valid argument for wanting an open border with Mexico. 

I do understand that socialists are so desirous of bringing their utopian misery to the United States they want to drive the U.S. into bankruptcy to do it. They follow the Cloward-Piven theorem, that using the welfare laws and policies of a country to overload the social systems, the country can be bankrupted and taken over by a dictator. So anti-American liberal factions encourage millions of poor people (living on $4.50/day) to enter under the premise of finding a better life. I don’t think it would take much more to overload the welfare, healthcare, and educational systems. We have seen the cost of illegal immigration rise to tens of billions of dollars in the recent years.

It is simple folks, we don’t want open borders, we don’t want socialism, we don’t want communism, or any other failed ideology to take away our liberties. If that were to happen we will see a reverse flow of immigrants wanting to leave the country.

I see only one route to take and that is to defend to the death our current liberties and borders.

Who Needs Borders?


What would the world look like if there were no borders separating countries? The answer is a 2016 version of pre-historic times. That is, a world filled with people, buildings, roads, parks, plazas, and all things we cherish as necessary to live a full life with people roaming about killing, stealing, raping, and pillaging at will.

People would be able to wander freely from one place to another without passports or VISA’s. Why would they be necessary? Since there are no defined borders would there even be countries? How would the world be governed? Would we rely on the feckless United Nations to rule? How would we communicate? Languages would still be a means of separation. What about laws? Whose laws would we follow? How would economies be handled? No doubt, people would migrate from place to place for jobs, but would there be tariffs? Who would we pay taxes to? Would there even be taxes? If not, how would we pay for infra-structure and services like police and fire? Which police department would respond to a 911 call? What if your house was on fire, whose fire department would be called?

No, no, that’s not what we mean by open borders say the Progressives. We vision it to be more like Europe where there are open borders between countries, but the countries retain their right to govern their own country. Even the European Union has borders meaning that they had to draw a line somewhere. People within the United States, Canada, and Mexico can move freely between their own states and provinces even though the states have their own borders. At what point would someone moving from one country to another be expected to follow laws? Whose laws. Imagine a territory along the USA-Mexican border where citizens of each country melt across the border into each other’s territory but follow the laws of their own country while living in the neighboring country, and voting in each other’s elections.  Would police, if there were any, have to enforce the laws of two countries within this zone. How large would this melting-pot-zone be? Once the zone is defined we are back to borders again.

Those who are learned in World history will know that in the beginning when the dinosaurs and cave men roamed the earth there were no borders. Circumstances caused an evolution of people to collect in groups for the purpose of safety. Their language evolved into a unique way to communicate. As these groups wandered from place to place they began to realize that some of their neighbors had a better hunting ground, more water, or more shade, whatever, then began to raid each other to get the same for themselves. Pretty soon a leader emerged who decided he was above all his subjects and he defined a territory that was his. These ruled territories evolved into countries, and the leaders were called Kings.

North America was inhabited by Indians who had no defined borders, but there was always fighting between tribes over something. The result was they defended an area which was their turf. They had open borders, but they fought over hunting grounds regularly.

If Progressives continue to pursue an open border policy, it is my opinion that the USA should just annex Mexico and Canada to end all arguments about how to control the borders between us. We could mix the money and accept dollars, pesos, and looneys. Americans could  go to Canada for free health care, and poor Mexicans could come to the USA for free health care as they do now, except Canadians would still come to the USA to and pay for healthcare to get cured before the disease killed them. Rich Mexicans would get the same benefits they do now, but which they don’t share with the poor Mexicans.

Muslims entering this new borderless mega-country could set up their mosques in the deserts of the south where it as sandy and as hot as it is in their home countries. They would fit in well with the rattlesnakes and wild pigs roaming the area, and since many Mexicans still embrace Christianity, there would be plenty of infidels for them to convert.

Canada would still speak English with a funny accent, except for Quebec which will speak French. All road signs will be in four languages, English, Arabic, Mexican, and French. Speed limit signs will be in mph and kph; distance signs be in miles and kilometers.

Businesses will answer the phone with a directory of buttons to push in order to speak the language of your choice. Labels on food packages will be printed in multiple languages around the cans or on the sides of boxes. Bags will be printed flat and there will be a small space allowed for the product identification. Nutritional values will be listed in both US and metric units.

Schools will cease to teach history because no one will agree to learn about cultures other than their own. Teachers will lecture into a microphone and students will have ear-phones to hear the lecture in their home language. Each school will have the flags of all three countries. The pledge of allegiance will be to all three flags. Special sections in the gym and lunchroom will be designated for the gang you belong to. Students will all sport a school logo tattoo on their upper arm. When a kid transfers schools a large black x will be tattooed over the former logo and the new logo added above. School buses will be routed the same, except drivers will be required to speak all the languages spoken by the students.

If by now you haven’t figured out that I am being facetious, I am. Progressives do however take all this seriously and believe that the world can be ruled by a single leader whose initials will be BHO, or HRC.