Debate on immigration policy, whether it should be unrestricted (Open Borders) or restricted (Closed Borders). 12pm - 2pm.
In the age of Trump, no topic is more flash-point than immigration. The national discussion often gets distorted by emotion, which is all the more reason for rational debate examining both extremes of immigration policy. Pro, con or indifferent, come to see two formidable debaters civilly discuss two currents of perspectives within the Libertarian Party.
TYLER GILES, Secretary of the Rensselaer County Libertarian Party, argues the position of Open Borders, positing that immigration controls (especially a Border Wall) are ineffective, impractical and inhumane.
DANIEL CHRISTMANN, former candidate for NYC Public Advocate and Libertarian social commentator, argues the position of Closed Borders , positing that immigration control is necessary for the nation's existence, and that immigration control need not elicit a police state.
The Dutchess County Libertarian Party's Vice-Chair DANIEL DONNELLY will moderate the debate. Direct questions will be curated from the audience.
The debate will follow the format of
·Introductions (up to 10 minutes apiece)
·Rebuttals (up to 3 minutes apiece)
·Counter-Rebuttals (up to 3 minutes apiece)
·Questions chosen from the audience (20 minutes total)
·Perorations (up to 10 minutes apiece)
Hors d'œuvres, coffee and tea included in the ticket price. Cash bar on hand.