Border News Roundup
Well, all kinds of things are coming to the forefront of the border war.
As if Mexico didn't have enough problems, the Federales have now passed a law allowing previously illegal drugs to now be legal in small amounts. Are they aiming to get American tourism back, after decades of jailing tourists and holding them for ransom when caught with small amounts of marijuana?
May 1st will be here in two days, and Illegal Aliens and their supporters in the U.S. are proposing to bring the U.S. economy to halt. Good luck with that. Everyone I know is going shopping Monday, and I, in particular, am wearing my Minuteman polo shirt. I will not, however, be purchasing anything from companies supporting or in any way condoning this demonstration.
The President of the United States, heretofore suffering from an acute case of "Border Blindness", unexpectedly declared that the Star Spangled Banner should be sung in English, and further that people living in this country should learn to speak English. Hmmm....
And then, of course, there is the California Senate, admittedly a bastion of the looney left, that proclaimed "... the one-day protest the Great American Boycott 2006 and describes
it as an attempt to educate Americans 'about the tremendous
contribution immigrants make on a daily basis to our society and
economy.'" So, I gather that it is okay with the California Senate for illegal aliens to boycott America. I wish to hell they would. Why don't they try stealing into Guatamala for a change?
The usual suspects are wrongly portraying this issue as an immigration issue. Once again, I issue a reminder that this is not an immigration issue, it is an illegal invasion issue. When illegal aliens are allowed to enter my country illegally and break whatever laws they wish, and then be made heroes in the media, Hollywood, and the press, I cannot help but think what the consequences would be for me, as an American citizen, should I decide to disregard the laws. Do you suppose the ACLU would come to my defense, demanding that if the laws are disregarded for non-citizens/criminals, they should be disregarded for all?
This news is all so bizarre, I almost feel like I am stuck in a Twilight Zone episode.
For more border news and commentary, recent Coalition posts include and interesting analysis of future Third Party possibilities by Frau Budgie at Red Hot Cuppa Politics. Also, in case you have ever wondered who are the millionaires in Mexico, and why is the general population so poor, the answer is: "... the Mexican government is not a government of
and for the people, it is another legitimized crime organization motivated by money flowing into the pockets of politicians."
As the "U.S. prepares for A Day Without an Immigrant,'" as noted above, I'm preparing for a day of shopping, wearing my Minute Man polo shirt. Susie accurately points out that the issue is about law not race. In what other country in the world, could illegal aliens have the audacity to protest? It was suggested that in retaliation, American citizens should, "... Boycott Cinco de Mayo! That is the big May 5th celebration Mexico celebrates in which weconsume huge amounts of Mexican food and products. So, on May 5th we will buy NO Mexican products this year. We will celebrate Cinco de Mayo by staying home and ignoring anything Mexican. Heck why don't we extend this idea to boycotting Mexican products all together until this mess is fixed. No Mexican beer, produce, or any other product made in Mexico. Mexico should have stayed out of our politics." I'm sure that might be a good idea, but man, I couldn't do that for more than a day or two. I love Tex-Mex food and Negro Modelo. Doing without Mexican, pesticide-laden produce is something I routinely do anyway.
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