On Closed-Border Libertarians

Closed-border libertarians, such as Lew Rockwell and Hans Hoppe are in essence arguing that because the State can’t or won’t keep the loot its stolen out of the hands of immigrants, we should call on the State to send its murderous goons to secure its imaginary border. Further, such a call is a de facto recognition that the State has some legitimate role to play in our society, the same State both of these staunch defenders of liberty and my own personal mentors claim has no legitimacy or authority to exist at all. Does anything about that argument sound even remotely libertarian? Methinks not. And that’s today’s two cents.


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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.