Comment: Nope...well, kinda..

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Nope...well, kinda..

I've been on-again, off-again affiliated with the Libertarian Party since 1974 and can assure you that the open borders plank was in the platform up until....maybe 2006? I had two letters published in the LP National Newspaper that year making the case against the LP open borders policy. Shortly thereafter with no other input from me whatsoever, the plank was changed.

People have been infiltrating the various political parties since the beginning.

I have a friend now who back in the late 80's, infiltrated our county LP organization for the Republicans, and intentionally or not, disrupted a few meetings by arguing against Libertarian principles. Everybody hated his guts, but it was good experience as we practiced the Ransberger pivot on him. Since then, we've worn him all the way down.

Below is the LP plank dealing with:

3.4 Free Trade and Migration

We support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade. Political freedom and escape from tyranny demand that individuals not be unreasonably constrained by government in the crossing of political boundaries. Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders. However, we support control over the entry into our country of foreign nationals who pose a credible threat to security, health or property.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ