Gary Johnson: The Wealth of Nations Flows From Free Markets and Immigration

Gary Johnson at The Jack News:

Let’s assume for a moment that “illegal” immigration is as much a crisis as President Trump wants us to believe.

And let’s consider the reality that the majority of all those undocumented immigrants who are such a problem didn’t sneak across the border. They came here legally, found jobs, joined family members or otherwise found it worth the risk to overstay their visas or work permits.

So what does our president propose?

He says: Let’s cut legal immigration in half. And let’s do it by making it more difficult for aspiring immigrants to join family members in the United States and ratcheting down the arbitrary and unworkable caps on employment-based visas.

Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Let’s take the major reasons undocumented immigrants are undocumented – and make them worse.

What are they thinking?

The wealth of nations comes from labor and trade

I built a successful business in a border state. I served two terms as governor of a border state. I have watched virtually every day of my adult life as the flow of labor and commerce between two nations creates jobs, builds wealth and enriches lives.

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13 thoughts on “Gary Johnson: The Wealth of Nations Flows From Free Markets and Immigration

  1. Andy

    Yeah, the free flow of immigrants who do not collect welfare, unlike the majority of the ones today.

    It would be great if we lived in a free market, anarcho-capitalist libertarian society, and had an actual free market in immigration, and everything else, but this is far from our present reality.

    Ask the people in Sweden, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and other European that have allowed mass Muslim migration just how wonderful it is. The migrants have been a big drain on their welfare systems, and these people have caused the crime rates to skyrocket.

    Gary Johnson is just pushing the globalist agenda. The mass migration into the USA, Canada, and European nations is the United Nations Population Replacement agenda. Johnson supports the United Nations, forced association (bake shop owners should be forced to bake cakes for gays against their will), the Fair Tax, taxpayer funding for abortion, new gun control laws (he agreed with Weld that the government should have a task force that puts people on secret list where they can be stripped of their right to own a gun, without a trial), the Trans-Pacific Partnership, etc… He wanted Bill “Council on Foreign Relations” Weld to be his running mate, and he thinks that Hillary Clinton is a “wonderful public servant.”

    The hell with this guy.

  2. Luke

    “The mass migration into the USA, Canada, and European nations is the United Nations Population Replacement agenda. ”

    You mean “white genocide”? ROFL.

  3. dL

    “The Wealth of Nations Flows From Free Markets and Immigration”

    True, but the right to travel and associate, like speech and self-defense, trumps the common good. It doesn’t matter if the economic fact holds or not. So if the state(or statists) tries to use an economic argument to justify state compliance regulation of peoples’ movements, the argument is simply dismissed without any need of having to demonstrate the economic counterargument.

  4. paulie

    “The Wealth of Nations Flows From Free Markets and Immigration”

    True, but the right to travel and associate, like speech and self-defense, trumps the common good. It doesn’t matter if the economic fact holds or not. So if the state(or statists) tries to use an economic argument to justify state compliance regulation of peoples’ movements, the argument is simply dismissed without any need of having to demonstrate the economic counterargument.

    I think it is important to point out not only that we are correct on a natural rights basis but that our policies are practically beneficial as well. Different arguments work better for different people.

  5. dL

    I think it is important to point out not only that we are correct on a natural rights basis

    It’s not a necessarily just a natural rights presumption. It’s a liberal trump, natural law or not. For example, the United States had no passport requirement until WW II. Unfortunately, like much of the militaristic apparatus from that war, it was not abolished after the war ended. Even so, it wasn’t technically illegal to enter or exit the US w/o a passport until 1978.

  6. Andy

    “William Saturn
    August 10, 2017 at 23:10
    Not surprising Johnson would write this globalist drivel, especially since he was a big proponent of TPP.”

    Bingo!

    “paulie
    August 10, 2017 at 23:25
    Actually, he is correct, and I am not a proponent of TPP.”

    He’d be correct if it was actually free market immigration about which he is speaking, instead of statist migration of mostly hostile people being directed by Marxists and globalists.

  7. Tony From Long Island

    How did I Know that Andy would be the first commenter here. His Gary Derangement Syndrome is almost worse than his Sandy Hook Derangement Syndrome. The odds that he actually read the entire article are about zero.

  8. paulie

    How did I Know that Andy would be the first commenter here. His Gary Derangement Syndrome is almost worse than his Sandy Hook Derangement Syndrome. The odds that he actually read the entire article are about zero.

    Yep.

  9. paulie

    He’d be correct if it was actually free market immigration about which he is speaking, instead of statist migration of mostly hostile people being directed by Marxists and globalists.

    It appears you have not read this article any more than you have all the thousands of other links I have posted about this subject in the past or the treasure trove of information at https://openborders.info/ that I keep pointing you and everyone else to. Taking a few hundred hours to familiarize yourself with what is posted there would be a much better use of your time than spreading the ridiculous nonsense you continually do about this subject because you have failed to do so.

  10. Anthony Dlugos

    Quite clearly Johnson’s best, most consistent position during the campaign. that alone would be worth his nomination.

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