The Libertarian Argument Against Open Borders
I'll be honest, I expected a inconsistent argument, albeit one leading to the immigration restrictionist conclusion with which I agree. I expected to read an argument in which "private property" would be confused with "collective property." Libertarians arguing for collectivism? It was an inconsistency I could live with, as a non-ideologue in a fallen world. Instead, I was convinced that the argument was consistent and hinged upon "the distinction of nation vs. state." Tolle, lege.
[Upon deeper reflection, much, so much, hinges upon "the distinction of nation vs. state." The open borders libertarian crowd, along with other species of modern liberals, fails because it rejects the reality of the former, a rejection which leads to the deification of the latter.]
Justin Raimondo, echoing John Derbyshire, both ironically echoing the monster Joseph Stalin's "Socialism in One Country" policy, made the case two years ago — Libertarianism In One Country.