Mark Anderson: ‘We need a wall’

Mark Anderson at Freedom Gulch:

Every single day, thousands of people cross our border. They come here to work, to get an education, and seek better healthcare. In most cases, these migrant workers will take their earned money back home with them instead of spending it here.

We cannot blame them. The condition of their homeland is so dire that it drives them to seek employment here. While large corporations have recently begun opening there, they still face much higher unemployment rates than we do. No, we cannot entirely blame these migrants for coming here to seek a better life; after all, they have suffered under progressive heads of state for nearly twenty years.

Still, we need a wall. It would be great if we had vast resources to offer the migrants, but the fact remains they displace native workers. They fill our factories, our shipyards, our construction sites; jobs that could have, and should have, gone to our own unemployed.

It is incredibly sad that the economy in their land is so bad that less than half of civilian adults are employed, but we have our own problems, our own unemployed, and our own poor. We simply cannot afford to allow everyone in the world to come here to work. While they take our jobs, we are forced to cover the costs of our own poor population.

I want to be compassionate, I care for them and their needs, but our tax dollars are being used to fund the poor choices and bad luck of our own people; people that could be, and should be working in the factories and construction sites that the immigrants occupy.

Further, our future generations are at stake. These people leave their homeland and educate their children in our schools. Taking seats that should be filled by our own children. Special scholarships are offered to them so they can attend our universities, leaving our own youths without a seat at the table. After receiving this discount education and entering the workforce, they will often take their money and knowledge and go back home, where they can purchase affordable housing, and continue working here!

Yes, there needs to be a wall on the Virginia/West Virginia border. The border between Virginia and West Virginia is 381 miles, less than 20% of the length of the southern U.S. border with Mexico. If we build a wall on the southern border, it is imperative we do the same on the Virginia border with West Virginia, for all the same reasons.

West Virginians flood into our state to work every day, yet remain residents of West Virginia, bypassing our property tax laws. They steal our jobs and skip out on the taxes they would rightfully owe. Further, they mostly do business with West Virginia businesses, spending the money they earned here in their own state, helping their own local businesses.

They come here to earn degrees in our colleges and universities, taking slots from Virginians and injuring our own potential students. This hurts our future potential as a sate, ensuring future generations do not receive the education they deserve.

For our unemployed, our poor, our working class, our small businesses, and our students, Virginia needs to build a wall on our West Virginia border.


This has been a work of satire.

Mark Anderson lives in Frederick County, Virginia, where he chairs the libertarian advocacy group Frederick County Libertarians. He was the 2015 Libertarian Party candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 33rd District. Mark is currently earning his Associates Degree in Business Administration with plans to study Economics at George Mason University.

10 thoughts on “Mark Anderson: ‘We need a wall’

  1. Thomas L. Knapp

    Perhaps he should have waited until AFTER studying economics at George Mason University to opine. Then maybe he would have put out something that made some fucking sense instead of this quasi-Marxist brain fart.

    Doh. That’s the first time in a long time that I recall missing that something was complete satire. I guess I picked a bad week to stop snorting ibogaine.

  2. Tony From Long Island

    I felt the urge to scream at first too . . .then for some reason, I actually read down 🙂

  3. Massimo

    Nice. What a shame that he has to make clear it is satire.
    They would appreciate it in CafeHayek.

  4. Andy

    There does not necessarily have to be a wall (although the wall that Israel has seems to work pretty well for them). Just stop offering welfare and other government services to these people, and make it more difficult for them to become American citizens. End birthright citizenship, and design a citizenship test that is difficult, and which requires a thorough understanding of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution, as well as free market economics, and a special unit on the right to keep and bear arms (which includes trips to a firing range If one of them gets caught committing a crime, deport them. Repeal forced association laws (except for public property and taxpayer supported services, but the taxpayer supported services should not be available to people who sneak in, except maybe emergency healthcare, but after they receive it, they get taken straight to deportation (aka-physical removal) from the country since they are trespassers who have no right to the infrastructure or political process of this land territory) and Affirmative Action. Repeal the Refugee Resettlement Act (which is a government welfare program). Come up with an immigration contract which mandates no welfare and no acting as a lobbyist for foreign governments.

    If one believes that everyone on the planet is entitled to property rights in this land mass, and use of the resources/infrastructure in this land mass, and that these people should gain easy access to the political process here, this is not really a libertarian point of view, at least not in practice, but really, not in philosophy either.

    What one who espouses this is really advocating, is that unlimited numbers of people should be able to flood into this land mass, gain use the the public infrastructure, including the welfare system, become citizens, register to vote, and gain political power.

    Look at world population. There are over 7.5 billion people in the world. It would only take a small percentage of world population to come here and takeover. It would not likely be the poor immigrants taking over though, as it would be the Marxist/globalist manipulators at the top (people like George Soros) who would be pulling the strings of the millions and millions of foreigners flooding into the country, and once here, having lots of kids (most of whom will vote just like their parents, who vote, in super-majority numbers, for increasing the welfare state, and enacting more gun control laws). They will then use ethnic block voting to control all of the elections, to ensure that the most Marxist/globalist candidates get elected, so they can enact their big government, gun grabbing agenda.

  5. dL

    This is worth reading

    Only if you are not bright enough to figure out that is exactly the sort of nonsense the main article is satirizing. Looks like Knapp can un-strike his original comment and apply it to Jonathan Anomaly, core faculty member of the Freedom Center.

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