Should libertarians support a police state?

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

"When libertarians defend immigration controls, they are necessarily endorsing, at the same time, the police state that the enforcement of immigration controls brings into existence. That raises an important question on methodology: Will people seriously consider libertarian ideas and philosophy if libertarians are simultaneously defending liberty and a police state?" (03/16/17)

http://www.fff.org/2017/03/16/libertarians-support-police-state/

  • dL

    Rhetorical question.

    Will people seriously consider libertarian ideas and philosophy if libertarians are simultaneously defending liberty and a police state?"

    The obvious answer is no. Indeed a no less obvious observation is that those who support the organs of a police state are not libertarians. And I don't think we need to be all that cordial in pointing it out.