Judge Napolitano on Immigration and Freedom


Nativism is the arch-enemy of the freedom to travel, as its adherents believe they can use the coercive power of the government to impair the freedom of travel of persons who are unwanted not because of personal behavior, but solely on the basis of where they were born. Nativism teaches, writes Judge Napolitano, that we lack natural rights and enjoy only those rights the government permits us to exercise.