Monday, December 04, 2006
"Congress open to passing bill on immigration," by Charles Hurt, Washington Times, 4 December 2006, http://www.washtimes.com/national/20061204-122448-1240r.htm.
Though there are missteps, such as John Bolton losing his job, all in all I am glad that the Democrats have won control of the House. Their crazier ideas, such as giving Murtha or Hastings power, have come to naught, and all in all they have been a good influence. First it was the remasculinization of George Bush's Iraq rhetoric, and now:
Congress will approve an immigration bill that will grant citizenship rights to most of the 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens in the U.S. after Democrats take control next month, predict both sides on Capitol Hill.
While Republicans have been largely splintered on the issue of immigration reform, Democrats have been fairly unified behind the principle that the illegals currently in the country should get citizenship rights without having to first leave the country.
"Years of dawdling have worsened our border security and made it harder to fix this broken system," said Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who will lead the Judiciary Committee next year. "We should not let partisan politics and intolerance continue to delay and derail effective reform."
Democrats in both chambers say they will start with some form of legislation first drafted by Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, which was the basis for the bill that was approved earlier this year by the Senate.
This is great news, and will help unify North America. Mexican labor will flow to the United States, becoming American labor, while remittances sent back to Mexico will help tie together our economies.
The alternative to a growing United States is joining dying Europe --- a land of low birth rates and low national hopes.
That is not America's destiny.
Monday, May 01, 2006
Brendan is a Noted Fan of Mexican Immigration
Alright... I'm pissed again.
As a rule of law sort of guy, I believe that for this great country to continue to exist the current law on the books needs to be enforced and I find it reprehensible that a group of people who have already shown complete disregard and their disrespect for the laws of this country have the balls to demand 'rights' in these anti-American protests that are occurring throughout the country today, but also to effectively engage in economic-terrorism in their attempts to shut down so many American cities.
Friday, April 28, 2006
"Mexico to Decriminalize Pot, Cocaine, and Heroin," by Noel Randewich, Reuters, 29 April 2006, http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2006-04-29T010531Z_01_N281836_RTRUKOC_0_UK-MEXICO-DRUGS.xml.
President Fox, of the Mexican United States, isn't only repealing almost criminal laws that destroy families
Possessing marijuana, cocaine and even heroin will no longer be a crime in Mexico if they are in small amounts for personal use under new reforms passed by Congress that quickly drew U.S. criticism.
The measure given final passage 53-26 by senators in a late night session on Thursday is aimed at letting police focus on their battle against major drug dealers, and President Vicente Fox is expected to sign it into law.
The Mexican United States: Lands of Freedom
He's also mimicking Chief Justice John Roberts.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Christ's words, "For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.," don't just help explain why his political revolution swept the Roman Empire. They also explain why, from the perspective of power, America must unite with Mexico.
To expand the English language and empower the American Nation, admit the 31 Mexican United States to our Union. To expand the Spanish language and weaken the American Nation, keep the status quo. Or better yet, support an "enforcement only" immigration bill.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
"Annex Mexico?," by Glenn Reynolds, Glennreynolds.com, 10 April 2006, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12132529/#060410 (from Instapundit via Purpleslog, also at Riehl World View).
It would make us more federalist. It would make us freer. It would make us richer.
For all of these reasons, I have been calling for the United States to absorb the Mexican United States as the 51st to 81st states of our Union.
Now Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit is too:
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
"Federalist No. 10, or, The Same Subject Continued: The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection," by "Publius" (James Madison), Daily Advertiser, 22 November 1787, http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Federalist_No._10.
"Back to Federalism," by David Gelernter, Weekly Standard, 10 April 2005, http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/012/062fkzaa.asp (from Bench Memos).
The United States of America should absorb the Mexican United States, creating an 81-state economic and political union. I've argued this will shrink the size of government and unite the North American people.
Uniting States of America
Another reason to marry the united States of America and Mexico is that it help build the America of our Founders' dreams.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Wednesday, March 30, 2005
"Canada, U.S. and Mexico agree to import standards related to mad cow," Canadian Press, 30 March 2005, http://www.canada.com/news/national/story.html?id=d1aaf8ef-ca9e-4cf4-ac5f-87b5820abe1d (from Democratic Underground).
The economies of South Dakota and North America are helped by this bit of integration
Canada, the United States and Mexico have agreed to a single North American import standard related to mad cow disease, Federal Agriculture Minister Andy Mitchell said Tuesday.
The standard, negotiated at a recent meeting in Mexico City, reflects guidelines laid out by the World Organization for Animal Health. It says that, as long as the materials most likely to cause mad cow disease are being removed from the animal at slaughter, and as long as animals are not being imported from herds where the disease has been found, then it should be safe for animals to move across borders.
"It's a very important agreement between the three countries," Mitchell said.
"You can trade cattle between countries so long as you take certain steps and we are please that we have all three countries on side."
Another good part of the agreement is that it keeps up momentum for further harmonization. The almost insignificant opening up of Mexico to Canadian cattle is important because it gets both Mexicans and Canadians thinking more in North American terms.
With the new standard, Mexico has indicated that it will begin a regulatory process that will eventually lead to the opening of its border to live Canadian cattle. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency estimates that will begin within three or four months.
And the South Dakota angle. They won't be keeping our cows out any longer. Hurrah for Sodak farmers!
Canada will also re-open its borders to American cattle. Mitchell said that will take effect Thursday.
"It certainly indicates that Canada believes in the scientific approach," Mitchell said.
Friday, March 04, 2005
"Dearborn resident helped terror group," by David Shephardson, The Detroit News, 2 March 2005, http://www.detnews.com/2005/nation/0503/02/A05-105122.htm (from Michelle Malkin).
The ever-hot Michelle reports:
A Dearborn man pleaded guilty Tuesday to providing material support to Hezbollah, a foreign terrorist organization.
Mahmoud Youssef Kourani, 33, admitted to hosting meetings at his Dearborn home during Ramadan in 2002 and allowing a Lebanese man to solicit donations from people there for Hezbollah.
The U.S. government considers Hezbollah, a Lebanese group known as Party of God, to be a terrorist organization. The group's goals, the government says, include the eradication of "Western imperialism" from the Middle East.
Hezbollah has conducted many high-profile terrorist attacks, including the killing of a Marine lieutenant in 1989.
Under the plea deal with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Kourani faces no more than five years in prison. Under the original charge, he faced up to 15 years. He will be sentenced June 14 by U.S. District Judge Robert H. Cleland.
Federal agents found thousands of dollars and evidence of wire transfers when they searched Kourani in May 2003. He was then charged with housing an illegal immigrant.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said Kourani bribed a Mexican consular official in Beirut to get a visa to travel to Mexico. Kourani and a traveling companion then paid another man in Mexico to be smuggled across the southern U.S. border Feb. 4, 2001, the government said.
And then comments:
I know, I know, just another "undocumented worker" who crossed the border to "do the jobs Americans won't do."
I'm a fan of Mrs. Malkin, but I disagree here. She's taking the wrong lesson. We shouldn't stop the flow of people from Mexico to America. It helps our economy and their people, and it begins the process of forming a block to meet Europe and China. But we should have a common frontier.
We should not hold our security hostage to labor protectionists or Euro-style anti-immigrationists. Here's to immigration, border security, and the coming victory.