11/30/18 Sheldon Richman on Immigration and the Drug War

by | Dec 2, 2018

Sheldon Richman talks about the latest with the migrant caravan and President Trump’s reaction to it. He points out how odd it is for Trump supporters to justify all the bad things he does by saying “Obama did it too”. Wouldn’t that mean they should either love Obama or hate Trump? Libertarians are fairly consistent with that standard, but pretty much no one else in politics seems to be. Scott and Sheldon continue to discuss how the war on drugs is largely to blame for migrants coming up in large numbers from Latin America, and how the boom and bust cycle, caused by the Federal Reserve’s manipulation of the money supply, fuels economic anxiety among Americans when they see the large waves of immigration coming. Both of these are government problems, and should be abolished.

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Sheldon Richman is the executive editor of the Libertarian Institute and the author of America’s Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited. Follow him on Twitter @SheldonRichman.

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and editor of The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019. He’s conducted more than 5,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton. He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott’s Twitter, YouTube, Patreon.

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