Thomas L. Knapp at IPR–Libertarian National Convention 2016: An Open Letter on Borders and Immigration

Published December 18th by the Independent Political Report:

You can read the original article at Kn@ppster here.

Dear platform committee members and prospective 2016 national convention delegates:

Plank 3.4 of the party’s national platform, titled “Free Trade and Migration,” reads:

We support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade. Political freedom and escape from tyranny demand that individuals not be unreasonably constrained by government in the crossing of political boundaries. Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders. However, we support control over the entry into our country of foreign nationals who pose a credible threat to security, health or property.

I urge the platform committee to recommend, and the delegates to adopt, an amended version of this plank. In this letter, I will first offer arguments regarding the need for amendment, then possible ways of constructively amending the plank.

Read the rest of the article here.

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