[Swiftwater Gazette] Why borders matter

Ed kroposki kroposki at att.net
Tue Aug 2 16:27:04 EDT 2016



 Whyborders matter — and a borderless world is a fantasy by VictorDavis Hansonhttp://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-hanson-borders-20160731-snap-story.html
Thepopulist push back against unchecked immigration from Mexico, 
Centraland South America gave rise to the presidential candidacy of 
DonaldTrump—predicated on the candidate’s promise to build an 
impenetrable border wall.
Thesolution to endless war, some argued, was to eliminate borders 
infavor of transnational governance. H. G. Wells’ prewarscience-fiction 
novel “The Shape of Things to Come” envisionedborders eventually 
disappearing as transnational polymaths enforcedenlightened world 
governance. Such fictions prompt fads in the realworld, though attempts 
to render borders unimportant — as, inWells’ time, the League of Nations 
sought to do — have alwaysfailed. 
Undaunted,the Left continues to cherish the vision of a borderless world 
asmorally superior, a triumph over artificially imposed difference.
Thosewho deride borders are unwilling to address why [people choose 
tocross them], leaving their language fluency and native soil — atgreat 
personal risk.

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