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Response to Zalatix (Reply #54)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:28 PM

62. Of course not, but they have open borders with many more countries than we do (0).

When the countries around the world eventually opens its borders to each other, it won't be the result of the work of conservatives who treasure national sovereignty and distrust those 'others' out there. It will be the work of liberals as the opening of borders on the European continent was accomplished.

Oh yes there are a lot of scary foreigners out there that we should be afraid of. The US, unlike European countries, won't even open our borders to friendly countries like Canada that are very similar to us. To play the 'scary Muslim' and 'scary Chinese' card is a bit disingenuous. That's a republican scare tactic as far as I'm concerned.

After we open our borders with Canada and other friendly countries then we can talk about whether or how to do the same with countries who are more dissimilar. If you are saying that open borders with Canada is impossible because there are a billion scary Muslims and another billion scary Chinese out there, well the Canadians would have a nice chuckle at that rationalization.

Fundamentally people are people and share the same hopes and fears. You might be surprised at how many Muslims don't agree with misogyny but can't change what is imposed on them by their power structure. You might also be surprised by how many Chinese believe in democracy and human rights but can't change what is imposed on them by their power structure.

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