A National Home with a Government-Owned Front Door?

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Advocates of immigration controls oftentimes use the concept of a front door of a person’s home to justify their support of immigration controls. They say that since a homeowner has the right to determine who comes into his house, the government should have the authority to decide who comes through the ‘front door’ of our national home. The problem, however, is that they are thinking Cuba, not the United States. In a socialist country like Cuba, the government owns everything. Therefore, it is easy for Cubans to think of their nation as a national home, with the Cuban government owning and controlling the front door and determining who can come into the nation. The United States, on the other hand, is founded on the principle of private property.” (05/29/24)