THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 572, May 30, 2010
"True liberty is the right of every man to
decide for himself what is proper and just"
Special to The Libertarian Enterprise*
Arizona politicians, reacting in part  to tales of trespass and violence on private lands near the border with Mexico, (see explanation by Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen HERE) have responded by taking upon themselves the very same brutal, tyrannical powers of the Federal police state that caused the problem in the first place.
What Arizona politicians have conveniently ignored is that the Federal government's UN-constitutionaland therefore illegalaction of putting armed guards and gates at the established border crossings several decades ago (and gradually "tightening" entry requirements) has been the CAUSE of people crossing at other places along the borderrepeating the historical experience of "The Wall" between East & West Berlin.
Furthermore, the Federal government's UN-constitutionaland therefore illegalWar Against (some) Drugs has created a lucrative black market accompanied by violencerepeating the violent historical experience of the "Roaring Twenties" War Against Alcohol.
Alcohol? Drugs? Travel? Guns? Tobacco? Gambling? Sex? Salt? Sugar? Soda Pop? The target of government prohibition does not matter. PROHIBITION has NEVER worked! But the (unintended?) consequence has ALWAYS been violence and "black" markets where none existed before.
The proper solution to Arizona's border violence is REPEAL of the un-constitutional, Federally imposed prohibitions on both travel and drugs. And THAT is what Arizona politicians have failed to identify and rectify. I REMEMBER when the current problems DID NOT EXIST. I remember forty years ago when the border crossings were not so heavily Federalized and the government prohibition on (some) drugs was still in its infancy. The increase in violence came with the increase in prohibition.
When the government prohibition on alcohol was repealed, the violence and black markets ceased immediately!
Protect Our Youth! Save our Children! Stamp Out Prohibition!
Our grandparents admitted their mistake and resolved this problem in their time! What part of that history lesson has the government school system successfully eradicated from the minds of Arizona's politiciansand the voters who keep them in office?
Wake up Arizona! Prohibiting government from violating individual rights has ALSO failed! The lesson of history is that no form of political governance may be relied upon to secure the individual rights of life, liberty and property! It is folly to create a political system (a government) that empowers SOME people to exercise control over other people. Such a system ALWAYS becomes abusive of individual rights. Governmentat ALL levelsis an unnecessary evil, a deadly, ever-growing cancer posing as its own cure!
There ARE other ways to establish and "organize" social structures without resorting to a hierarchy of power. But as long as a person continues to embrace the idea of prohibition by use of government decree and power, that person will not seek out literature on better, non-intrusive social structures. As long as an individual seeks to employ a system of government to control the behavior of other individuals, that individual will not himself be free.
Dennis Lee Wilson
 "Ask the Right Question" addresses the problem of "protecting" the government welfare, hospital and school systems from non-citizens, along with other issues long before they were mentioned by Senator Allen. Expanded version with supporting material is available at [this link]
 Explanation by Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen
 "Immigration control is UN-Constitutional!" addresses the UN-Constitutionality of Federal immigration acts. REALLY! Its TRUE! The US Constitution does NOT AUTHORIZE immigration control! P.S., that goes for EXIT control also!! Expanded version with supporting material is available at [this link]
 Are the consequences of government's actions really "unintended"? Larken Rose makes the following point in "In Defense of Bigots":
 From the preamble of the Covenant of Unanimous Consent.