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April 28, 2005

We Stole it, Fair and Square

Lt. Smash has a good entry on runaway illegal immigration in his home state of California, along with coverage of the most offensive billboard I've ever seen, claiming Los Angeles as spoils in a Mexican reconquista. Click on the link, click on the photo for a larger version, and check out the crossed out "CA".

Oooh, that's a wee bit brazen, don't you think?

In the past, we've flattened Mexico for lesser insults.

Former Undersecretary of Homeland Security Asa Hutchinson got in a lot of trouble about six months ago for speaking the unspeakable truth about illegal immigration. He stated that a right/left coalition keeps the borders open. A lot of people on the left either hate the notion of borders and distinct nations, or are anti- whatever the status quo is, and the status quo is borders so it has to go. A lot of folks on the right are really happy to have cheap labor in the U.S. - it prevents the wage- and benefit- driven inflation that would occur if we had to con Americans into doing hard physical work.

As Hutchinson put it, "we lack the political will to secure the borders." He was absolutely correct, and got reamed out for saying that. Congress, shamed into taking CYA action, passed legislation providing for another few thousand border patrol agents - but a doubling or tripling of strength, from around 10,000 to around 20 - 30,000 is required. You can talk smack about the USBP all you want, but they snagged a record 1.2 MILLION illegals last year and are on pace to pass that this year, and oh by the way are having terrible attrition problems due to overwork. If we had the political will, the votes would be there in Congress. We don't, and they aren't. It simply will not happen.

Meanwhile, many Mexicans - who come from a nation awash in corruption, with 150 years of governments that couldn't find their collective ass with their upturned hands - pour scorn on the U.S., flout immigration laws with Mexican government encouragement, and scheme about how to fraudulently alter the U.S. political system for the benefit of Mexico.

Please don't get me wrong - I'm pro immigration. But I'm not pro-invasion, and that's what we are facing right now. I don't hate Mexico either, but a country with a mindset driven by pride/shame culture, yet forever defeated in war with an economy based on statism and welfare, has got problems bigger than I can suggest solutions for. And nothing could be worse for this country than to allow Mexico's crooked politicians to use a flood of illegals to import the crooked mindset of Mexican government to this country. We have problems enough of our own.

While that's going on, some people are talking about granting in-state tuition to the UNC system for illegal aliens in North Carolina. Paging Mr. Hutchinson...

Posted by Blackavar at April 28, 2005 10:06 PM | TrackBack
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Even the mythology that we "stole" the US Southwest from Mexico is inaccurate; in the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo we paid the Mexican gov't $15 million for the territory. Adjust that for inflation, and you get billions of dollars that was paid for land that was largely uninhabited and considered worthless.

Not to mention that the land south of the Gila River was bought outright by the US in 1854.

So we paid for it, fair and square. The Mexicans should consider it to be a kind of "eminent domain" taking and start bugging their government about what they did with the money.

Posted by: Captain Holly at April 29, 2005 02:52 PM
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