Presidents In Glass Houses Shouldn't Throw Stones
By Frosty Wooldridge
President Felipe Calderon of Mexico, the largest contributor of illegal aliens now living and working in America in the vicinity of 12 to 15 million, threw several nasty verbal rocks at Arizona for passing SB 1070. His illegal Mexican citizens residing in the United States contribute $24 billion back to his financial coffers annually in cash transfers. At the same time, their lawlessness costs American taxpayers $346 billion yearly across 15 U.S. federal agencies.
Amazingly, Calderon and his countrymen cannot and will not provide jobs and a valid economy for Mexico's own people. Additionally, his country transports and provides $75 billion in drugs that his cronies ship into the United States annually. It's quite like a leper spreading his disease into his neighbor's front yard! The USA proves an eager neighbor for drugs!
Both governments refuse to stop the people smuggling and drug smuggling at the border. A simple placement of 50,000 U.S. troops from Brownsville, Texas, across 1,952 miles to San Diego, would stop the illegal immigration and drug smuggling within 30 days.
Higher ups on both sides of the border enjoy enormous amounts of money; thus no action to stop drugs or people smuggling.
However, as illegals overran Arizona, that state instituted its own SB 1070 to mirror federal statutes. President Barack Obama chastised Arizona, but backed off when public opinion polls showed a solid 73 percent support from American citizens. Nonetheless, President Calderon lobbed a few verbal remarks last week at how 'unfair' and 'un-neighborly' Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer treats illegals.
"Every country has the right and duty to restrict the quality and quantity of foreign immigrants entering or living within its borders," said journalist J. Michael Waller. "If American policymakers are looking for legal models on which to base new laws restricting immigration and expelling foreign lawbreakers, they have a handy guide: the Mexican constitution. The Mexican constitution segregates immigrants and naturalized citizens from native-born citizens by denying immigrants basic human rights that Mexican immigrants enjoy in the United States."
Let's examine how Mexico treats illegal aliens:
- Immigrants and foreign visitors are banned from public political discourse.
- Immigrants and foreigners are denied certain basic property rights.
- Immigrants are denied equal employment rights.
- Immigrants and naturalized citizens will never be treated as real Mexican citizens.
- Immigrants and naturalized citizens are not to be trusted in public service.
- Immigrants and naturalized citizens may never become members of the clergy.
- Private citizens may make citizens arrests of lawbreakers (i.e., illegal immigrants) and hand them to the authorities.
- Immigrants may be expelled from Mexico for any reason and without due process.
The Mexican constitution: Unfriendly to immigrants
"The Mexican constitution expressly forbids non-citizens to participate in the country's political life," said Waller. "Non-citizens are forbidden to participate in demonstrations or express opinions in public about domestic politics. Article 9 states, "only citizens of the Republic may do so to take part in the political affairs of the country." Article 33 is unambiguous: "Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country."
The Mexican constitution guarantees that immigrants will never be treated as real Mexican citizens, even if they are legally naturalized," said Waller. "The Mexican constitution states that foreigners may be expelled for any reason and without due process." Waller stated:
1. Mexico should amend its constitution to guarantee immigrants to Mexico the same rights it demands the United States give to immigrants from Mexico; or
2. The United States should impose the same restrictions on Mexican immigrants that Mexico imposes on American immigrants.
Unfortunately, we discover duplicity, scandal, corruption, deceit and immorality on both sides of the Mexican border with the United States. Both governments lie, cheat and steal on multiple levels. Both U.S. Republicans and Democrats fail their constituents at every juncture.
Whether Obama enforces our laws on this side of an amnesty or on the other side of an amnesty, he must enforce the laws. But then, he doesn't enforce the laws today, so why would he enforce them tomorrow? The last four presidents failed to enforce U.S. immigration laws and none of the past Congresses enforced immigration laws. What will turn them around today? Nothing!
Americans need to vote 90 percent of Congressional incumbents out of their seats in November if this country ever hopes to secure its borders. Join www.numbersusa.com ; www.capsweb.org; www.fairus.org ; www.thesocialcontract.com in order to make your voice heard.
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it" to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715