Although they may not be fully conscious of it, progressives and social democrats are saying that everything is owned by the state. Or, perhaps, that the substructure upon which topsoil, buildings, and other things sit is owned by the state. Either way, simply by being in the United States, you voluntarily agree to all government rules.
The state’s dominion is the entire polity. As long as you are in the United States, according to the progressives, it is your contractual obligation to abide by the rules. You believe in honoring contracts, don’t you?
That is more or less the view taken by progressives. But, as Caplan points out, it is also taken by conservatives.
You have to bring up the subject of immigration. Then you will see many a conservative become an Overlord of Immigration. … If the Overlord locks the doors of Our Nation, then, it is the immigrant who is breaking and entering – even if his landlord, employer, and grocer welcome him with open arms.