President Trump said today, on Thanksgiving day, that he’s signed an order to close the U.S. border with Mexico if necessary, adding that he’s authorized troops to use lethal force against migrants who attempt to enter the U.S.
“If they have to,” Trump told reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, claiming without evidence that at least 500 criminals are among migrants trying to enter the U.S. “So I’m not going to let the military be taken advantage of. I have no choice. Do I want that to happen? Absolutely not. But you’re dealing with rough people.” (Bloomberg)
He also said that he would welcome a partial shutdown of the government over “border security.”
Trump said he had signed the order two days ago and that “I’ve already shutdown parts of the border.” He warned that the entire border may be closed if conflict with migrants escalates.
“If we find that its uncontrollable,” he said, “if we find that it gets to a level where we are going to lose control or people are going to start getting hurt, we will close entry into the country for a period of time until we can get it under control.”
This is just horrific anti-private property nationalism of the worst kind.
I'm with the early Murray Rothbard on this when he attacked Leo Strauss for his nationalism in a private letter to Kenneth Templeton:
We find Strauss backing nationalism and national tradition-RW
against cosmopolitans who prefer life and materialism;
we find him praising “farsighted,” “sober,” British imperialism;
we find him discoursing on the “good” Caesarism, on
Caesarism as often necessary and not really tyranny, etc