Forts or Prisons?

One point that might be worth making to the anti-immigration conservatives is that the difference between a border designed to keep people out and a border designed to keep people in is really not all that significant. I have stated in the past that ‘the only real difference between a fort and a prison is which side of the gate the locks are on.’ I suspect the zeal for ‘sealing the border’ might be dampened if folks pondered this concept for a while.


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Parrish Miller has worked as a web designer, policy analyst, blogger, journalist, digital media manager, and social media marketing consultant. Having been largely cured of his political inclinations, he now finds philosophy more interesting than politics and is focused particularly on alternative ideas such as counter-economics, agorism, voluntaryism, and unschooling.