There Are No Libertarian Objections to Open Borders

Source: Bet On It
by Chris Freiman

“Some people claim to uphold libertarian principles but reject open borders. I’m going to explain why this isn’t a consistent position. To begin, try to imagine a self-professed libertarian who asserts that the state should prohibit people from congregating at their church on Easter. It’s obvious that this claim isn’t consistent with libertarian principles — the prohibition would violate private property rights and freedom of association. And if you reject either of those rights, you’re not a libertarian because they’re definitional features of libertarianism. Similarly, prohibiting someone from immigrating to the United States (for instance) violates private property rights and freedom of association.” (06/21/22)