December 15, 2005

Does “Sovereignty” Translate into Spanish?

Vincente Fox has been sampling product from the coyotes along the border again:

Mexican President Vicente Fox denounced as "disgraceful and shameful" on Wednesday a proposal to build a high-tech wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop illegal immigrants.

Concerned about the huge numbers of illegal immigrants streaming across the border and worried it could be an entry point for terrorists, a U.S. lawmaker has proposed building two parallel steel and wire fences running from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Coast. But Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has said a wall running the length of a border would cost too much.

Mexico has expressed indignation at the idea.

Fox, speaking in Tamaulipas state across the border from Texas, said such extreme security measures would violate immigrants' rights.

"The disgraceful and shameful construction of walls, the increasing enforcement of security systems and increasing violation of human rights and labor rights will not protect the economy of the United States," he said.

Immigrant's rights? I've got a news flash for you Vincente, coming into this country illegally is -- I'll type slow so you can hopefully get it -- i l l e g a l. Foreign nationals do not have the right to enter this country when and where they want, choosing to obey the laws they want, when and if it suits them.

Only Kennedys do that.

The fact that Fox would even back such an asinine argument also shows how shortsighted his leadership has become. By encouraging illegal immigration, Fox is encouraging the most motivated members of his society to leave the country.
That is not only stupid policy, but long-term cultural suicide.

If America wants to keep Mexico a strong and stable ally, we need Mexico to stay independent and viable on its own merits. Siphoning away it's most ambitious workers in not in Mexico's best interests, nor ours. For the long-term benefit of both countries, a solid border must be maintained, and that means developing walls.

Fox should brush up on his Robert Frost.

"Good fences make good neighbors."

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 15, 2005 12:27 AM | TrackBack

Illegal immagration has been a short term economy boom for old Vicente. A significant amount of the money the illegals make in the US is shipped south of the border increasing the spending of folks who would ordinarily not be spending. I'm sure Vicente has figured out how to tax that money, so he is enjoying increased government revenues without have to increase jobs in his country. It's no wonder he is hollering like a stuck pig.

Posted by: Old Soldier at December 15, 2005 07:15 AM

Please pass this on to our "friend" to the south.

Dear Vincente:

Sit down and SHUT UP!


Nothing you have to say has any significance or bearing on what we do within our borders. We currently have over 14 million (a very conservative estimate) of your countrymen and women on our side of the border, taking our jobs because they will work for less than most Americans, draining our government coffers because no one dares challenge them when they apply for federal and state assistance, and clogging our healthcare systems (and pushing many of them to the point of bankruptcy) by showing up at our emergency rooms demending treatment then failing to pay any of the resulting bills.

Should we build the fence along our common border with our ungreatful neighbor to the south? Not just "yes," but "Hell yes!"

And to make sure we do it right, maybe we need to import some foreign workers, like from the old East Germany, where they knew how to do the job right.

Posted by: Murphy at December 15, 2005 07:39 AM

What about their rights as his citizens? They flee his country, for goodness sake.

What a crock. The walls work, and that's why he is objecting to them.

He tried this same tactic back in March claiming the walls are against freedom. He wants them here because they ship money home to their families and his escapes having to fund their healthcare, education, etc.

Not only that, the walls are not against freedom since his citizens are not free to come here, and his expectation that we should care for them when he choses not to is shameful.

Posted by: Sensible Mom at December 15, 2005 03:43 PM

Of course, all this complaining comes from a man whose country's official policy for illegal immigration from Guatamala into Southern Mexico is "shoot first...damn the questions."

Posted by: Michael at December 15, 2005 04:16 PM

Only the Kennedys follow the law when it suits them? ??

No doubt that doesn't apply to Duke Cunningham, Tom Delay, Scooter Libby, etc., etc.

God I love self-righteousness.

Posted by: Erik at December 16, 2005 03:39 PM
Only the Kennedys follow the law when it suits them? ??

What, are you surprised by that revelation?

Intelligent people figured it out when Ted Zeppelin had his "mishap" with the U.S.S. Oldsmobile in Chappaquidik.

No doubt that doesn't apply to Duke Cunningham, Tom Delay, Scooter Libby, etc., etc.

You forgot to mention Bob Torricelli, Bill Clinton, "etc., etc."

By the way, it appears that Nancy Pelosi and John Murtha might be added to that list in the near future.

God I love self-righteousness.

God I love watching a liberal pinbead display his ignorance in such a flagrant manner....

Posted by: Elephant Man at December 17, 2005 03:57 AM