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Comment: With an extensive welfare state

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With an extensive welfare state

it would be little different that what we have now: A stagnant, stultifying, depressing, will-draining society.

Without a welfare state: A new era of peace, prosperity and good will toward all people, not just ones who look and sound like us.

Ron Paul has stated something to this effect many times, that immigrants are scapegoats because of our welfare state. There is a sharp contrast between the good will of Ron Paul and the xenophobia of many of his followers. The free market society is an open society, where people of different races, beliefs, and cultures come together in an atmosphere of mutual support and trade. Just as we should not be hostile to a rich person if they earned their money honestly and peacefully, we should not be hostile to immigrants who come here to live in peace.