Open Borders?

Guest author; Ron Lee Jones  (attorney, author, and Jonesy’s baby brother)
If you think a Wall or other deterrent to allowing free access to our country is “immoral”, then don’t wait for the government to say “come on in”.  Take action yourself to demonstrate your beliefs.
Let’s just all post on Facebook and Twitter that our homes are open to anyone who wants to come stay. That includes the home of every American. We will give our addresses in the post and then we will not lock our doors ever again.  We will also provide benefits.  Anyone who wants to can come sleep in our beds, shower in our bathrooms, use our toilets, eat our food, get the keys from the rack by the door and drive our cars, etc. In fact, it’s the Latino culture itself which says, “Mi casa es tu casa” (“My house is your house”, literally). They use it as an expression of hospitality. I’m sure they don’t mean that anyone who wants can come take over their house, but that’s what you are advocating by saying we should do away with border restrictions and security, which would include a Wall (comparable to a door and a lock on our collective house).
While we’re at it, why put passwords on our social media accounts or bank accounts. In the posts we send out we can include our passwords, so anyone who wants to use our social media accounts can do that. We will do the same for our online banking and online purchases. We will remove all locks from the doors on our businesses, we will stop closing our cash registers, we will allow anyone to go into the bank and withdraw as much money from our account as they want. On payday, anyone can have our paycheck. It’s pretty tough to pursue happiness if someone else takes your paycheck.
Since everything is everybody’s, how about letting anyone drive our school buses, be our police officers, take our kids to school, change our baby’s diapers, bathe our young children, prepare food for our household, operate our utility companies and our cities, work in our offices, etc. No vetting.  No background checks. No drug testing.
Anyone can go into any store and get whatever they like without having to pay for it. Your teen-age daughter would be “free game” for anyone who wanted to take her to any party, and I assure you there would be plenty of men who would be glad to be her escort for the evening.
Sound like a good idea? Of course not!!! There are plenty of nice people out there, but there are plenty that would take advantage of the lack of security. It would destroy our society.
Our country’s border is nothing more than an extension of ourselves. Yes, it’s our collective selves, but it’s still an extension of ourselves. We all protect our liberty and safety by establishing and following rules and establishing security around all of our property and our relationships. To not establish boundaries would destroy our liberty.
Liberty is the ability to do what you want to do, as long as you don’t infringe on someone else’s liberty. You have the liberty to start a business, but you also have the liberty to protect that business from someone who wants to infringe on your liberty. You have a family inside of a home and you have locks on the doors to protect yourself from those who would infringe on your family’s liberty and safety.  It is your property.  This country is our collective property and we have the right to protect it and only allow those in who are invited.
Borders and doors and locks and walls help those who have worked for something to protect that something from others who have not worked for it or who would take it away from you. Doing away with all borders would completely destroy our security and our liberty. Those who have never worked for something of their own would steal and take advantage of those who have worked hard to create and build and protect what they have created and built.
If you want to have a society with no rules and no borders, I invite you to go to a third-world country which does not have the rule of law. Live there for a while. Make sure to take your whole family so you can see what it’s like to have to worry about how you will protect yourself and your children from those who don’t care about rules or safety or security. If you survive, come on back to the good old USA and then you’ll remember why the rule of law and security–both for our homes with doors and locks and also our border with a Wall–protects our life, our liberty, and our pursuit of happiness.  Ron Lee Jones

My, Jonesy’s, comment: We need to hear more stories of people who actually lived in other countries, particularly south of the border. From Jonesy’s friend Jim:  We have lived in Mexico and visited in Honduras and Brazil. I feel confident that it is the same all over the whole of Latin America. Bars on all the windows and broken glass on the walls between homes. We had several things stolen. We finally had to start hiring someone to watch our place when we were gone. I saw that they had to do the same thing in Honduras. It is a totally different way of looking at things. Jim

I, Jonesy, lived in Korea for two years (1966-68) and every home had a wall around it with broken glass embedded in the concrete on top of the wall. Many of these walls had concertina razor wire on top. Their culture said that if you did not value your property enough to protect it, you did not deserve to keep it.  Everyone had a live-in maid or someone to watch over the house while they were gone.  Culture differences are very real. Trying to assimilate too many at once into our culture will not have good results.  Jonesy

About Jonesy

Born and raised in Arizona. I've lived in Wyoming since 1983, currently in Jackson Hole. A lifetime of working with horses, taking tourists on trails in the high mountains, including scenic summer trips and fall hunting. I owned a gun shop for 5 years. I owned numerous other businesses over the decades. Active in conservative politics. So my "Cowboy Common Sense" draws on a LOT of life experiences.

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