Liberty Hangout Challenges Anarchyball to Debate

Anarchyball Vs Liberty Hangout.jpgOpen vs. closed borders is always a touchy topic when it comes to libertarians that can split our variety fo viewpoints. This conflict came to a head yesterday morning, as Liberty Hangout announced on Twitter that it would be challenging the satire page, Anarchyball, to a debate on this topic.

 

The online conversation between these two pages became quite heated, with Anarchyball claiming that “[…] I think that Liberty Hangout can only operate when he stacks the deck.”

Anarchyball Debate

The writers at Liberty Hangout have always been staunchly closed-border libertarians, claiming that open borders could only be maintained through government and infringe on property rights.

Anarchyball rejects this in favor of free movement philosophies, claiming that closed borders are ultimately statist because they have to rely on a government to control immigration.

A debate between these two pages that are both so compassionate about their stances on borders, could be very productive for libertarians and I hope that this can actually come to fruition.

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Author: Luke Henderson

Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks. After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education. Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, and the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

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