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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

What An Outrage! The Senate Wants US To Talk To Mexico!

Here's the amendment that passed the Senate requiring consultation with Mexico before building a fence.
(d) Consultation Requirement.--Federal, State, and local representatives in the United States shall consult with their counterparts in Mexico concerning the construction of additional fencing and related border security structures along the international border between the United States and Mexico, as authorized by this title, before the commencement of any such construction in order to--

(1) solicit the views of affected communities;

(2) lessen tensions; and

(3) foster greater understanding and stronger cooperation on this and other important security issues of mutual concern.
O my God! Now we have to talk to Mexico about our mutual border? Is there any part of America's precious sovereignty that the Senate is willing to protect?

The anti-immigrationists* have latched onto this amendment to claim the Senate is requiring the US to ask Mexico for permission before building a border wall. Of course it doesn't. Consultation is not the same as seeking permission. The amendment is entirely reasonable, unless you view Mexico as an enemy country.

-tdr

* At one time we used the term "anti-illegals" but events have shown that the anti-illegals were lying when they claimed they were only opposed to illegal immigration. One such event occurred when the anti-immigrationists lost their cool after the Heritage Foundation's study claimed millions and millions of new legal immigrants would flood into the country as a result of President Bush's reform proposal. The Foundation's claims were wild exaggerations but they created a huge stir. The anti-immigrationists' opposition to the guest worker program, which would import workers legally, also demonstrates they are against more than illegal immigration. What part of the word illegal have these people forgotten?

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Anonymous Arizona Gringo said...

Face it senor: middle Americans do not want to live amongst your co-ethnics. Large numbers of Central and South American mestizoes has a had quite a negative effect on our cities (unless you call crime, ranchero music, and taco stands progress), just imagine what it is doing to our country as a whole.
But you already know this. Your's is a bad case of ethno-nepotism. Por que?

7:19 PM

 
Blogger tdr said...

The blog name threw you off. It has nothing to with ethnicity and everything to do with a certain type of coffee drink. I'm a blue-eyed, blond (well mostly gray now) middle-aged white guy from the suburbs whose ancestors came here from Scotland in the 1700s before the Revolution. On the mom's side, they came from Central Europe around the turn of the 20th Century. As for crime, I don't like it much no matter who commits it. As for the ethnics you dislike, I think of them as neighbors and I love their food (so taco stands are progress), kind of like Mexican rock, and don't mind ranchero music.

10:40 PM

 

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