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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Mexico's President - No Friend

While I respect the debate going on in this country regarding securing the border and immigration reform, I really don't understand the crap that comes out of Vincente Fox regarding immigration:

Vincente Fox said Wednesday that immigration is the most pressing callenge to the relationship between his country and the United States, but is also their greatest opportunity.

I don't get it. Fox is mad that we want to defend our borders against illegal immigration? What a joke. It's almost like Krushev proposing that we get rid of our nuclear weapons first before we discuss arms limitations.

There's more:

Building walls, constructing barriers on the border does not offer an efficient solution in a relationship of friends, neighbors and partners," Fox said in the border city of Tijuana. "We will go on defending the rights of our countrymen without rest or respite. With passion we will demand the full respect of their human rights.

Unbelievable. When did human rights include entering your neighbor's country illegally to work. One would think that first and foremost, human rights would include living under a government that is not totally corrupt.

I enjoyed this quote from the same article:

On the border with Arizona, bedraggled migrants who had been turned back by the border patrol said that more fences would not keep them from crossing but only make smugglers charge more money for the trip.

"I had to leave my three children, walk for three days in the desert, and now I'm here with more debts than ever," said Edith Martinez, a 40-year-old from Oaxaca who walked back over the border bridge to the Mexican town of Nogales. "Now I have to work in the United States to pay my debts from the trip."

According to this woman, it's our fault that she has to work here. Yikes!