Joseph F. Cotto: Illegal immigration poses an astounding threat to America's future. From your experience, is there a consensus on this issue among libertarian Republicans? Eric Dondero: No. Honestly, we're all over the map on this question. The Cato, Reason crowd lean liberal on this. They are totally open borders. Those of us on the rightside of the libertarian movement are much more concerned about voting rights given to illegal aliens, and the affect of immigrants from Third World nations like Somalia, and Pakistan, who have no understanding, let alone respect for the philosophy of liberty, and the true Americanist beliefs of our Founding Fathers, "that government is best, which governs least." Too many of these new immigrants come to this country with the intent of simply putting their hands out for the latest and greatest hand-out from the Federal Government. If we abolish the welfare state, than we right-libertarians would be right along with the Cato, Reason crowd on this. Until then, pro-America libertarians take a more closed borders approach.I also managed to get in a little plug for this website, and for my most recent efforts to promote our "De-friend, De-vorce and De-employ all Democrats in your life." Follow the link above and enjoy!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Washington Times Part II interview with Libertarian Republican's Eric Dondero
On gun rights - "the founding fathers said it, we libertarians believe it, and that settles it. Period. End of story" From Eric Dondero: Part II is out, and it's a doozie. Interviewer Joseph Cotto and I discuss the gun issue, multiculturalism, free trade, intra-libertarian movement splits, foreign policy and my background with Ron Paul. Here's a taste, on the immigration issue from the Washington Times: