Skip to comments.Proposition 200 and Mexico's War on Arizona
Posted on 02/04/2005 8:52:37 PM PST by CHARLITE
By far the most dramatic menace to this nations future and safety emanates from the cauldrons of Islamist extremism. But Americans are also in danger of losing their country on another front. A far larger incursion into the American homeland is being carried out via its southern border. Though an ongoing problem for many years, its instigators now apparently believe they are ready to take their attack to the next level.
During a January 28 radio interview, Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez has threatened the State of Arizona with legal action through the international courts in order to overturn Proposition 200, a ballot initiative lawfully passed last fall to curb state expenditures on illegal aliens.
Derbez plans to initially use the legal capacities of the United States to achieve his goal. But if that doesnt work, he will resort to the intervention of international tribunals.
Momentarily sidestepping the absurdity of granting any legal capacity to an international organization regarding strictly internal issues, consider the larger picture of what is actually being attempted, as a foreign power now makes threats against an individual American State.
The Constitution, in its original form, was never designed to put the federal government in charge of regulating minute details in the lives of Americans. Basically, it had two purposes, which were to act as an arbiter between the individual states, and to collectively represent those states in the face of foreign challenges, whether diplomatic or military.
Yet the federal leviathan, which grew monstrously beyond its original boundaries, has become an overwhelming burden of bureaucratic entanglements to the citizenry. Meanwhile the Mexican government, a foreign entity, seeks to intimidate and ultimately dictate the policies of an individual American State.
Thus far, it has done so with little or no official backlash from the United States. So just as those in government are increasingly ignoring the Constitutional limitations to their authority, so are legitimate Constitutional responsibilities to protect the people from foreign incursion being abandoned, and American citizens being left defenseless.
Prior to the recent Iraqi elections, it became apparent that foreign insurgents were causing much of the disorder and mayhem plaguing that country. Thus the major thrust of American and Iraqi military action focused on securing that nations borders.
Yet when a similar incursion threatens to undermine the security and sovereignty of the United States, this countrys government sees fit to respond with indifference and platitudes.
Of course, Derbez is hardly acting alone. Mexican President Vicente Fox has long rejected the term illegal alien, claiming instead that the invaders are undocumented workers, and thus displaying a total disregard for American law.
Fox has been unrestrained in his contempt for the very concept of American sovereignty, promoting the concept of dual citizenship whereby Mexican immigrants would conceivably be eligible to vote in both countries.
Increasingly, his long-term goal appears to be an effort to transform the Southwestern United States into a Mexican Sudetenland, which was the heavily Germanic region of Czechoslovakia that Hitler exploited as an excuse to invade and occupy that country.
Though nobody is suggesting a full-scale invasion by Foxs armies, he increasingly seeks to dictate and define laws and regulations on this side of the border, so as to maximize his ability to siphon and bleed as much as possible back into his own nations economy.
A proper response to such audacity would be to warn Fox that America is just as likely to bend under his diplomatic pressure as it would from the terrorist acts of al Qaeda. Unfortunately, President Bush has already given far too much ground, even embracing the term undocumented worker, and advocating amnesty for those who have flouted U.S. law to enter the country.
Such a stance completely ignores the degradation to American society that results from the mass influx of illegals. Among Arizonas Hispanic population, forty percent supported Proposition 200. Clearly, these citizens realize that they have every bit the vested interest in the future of America as does the rest of its population, and comprehend the threat posed to it by the unrestricted invasion of illegals.
It is altogether an abomination of Constitutional principles that Arizona should be left on its own, fighting to maintain control of its destiny. If Arizona can be isolated and pressured in such a manner, what other state, anywhere in the nation can consider itself safe? Indeed, the situation ominously suggests that a sovereign American nation may no longer exist.
About the Writer: Christopher Adamo is a freelance writer from southeastern Wyoming, where he has been involved in grassroots political activites for several years. He maintains a website at
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If the Mexican government pursues this and Bush is seen to be "neutral", this could cost him heavily in the Southwest.
Heh, gonna sue Arizona in US courts?
Hey Arizona: Insist on a Jury trial.
"If the Mexican government pursues this and Bush is seen to be "neutral", this could cost him heavily in the Southwest."
Dude: he's a lame duck! We must be working from a different
definition of "cost".....
Bush won, get over it.
Cost him what, exactly? A third term?
"this could cost him heavily in the Southwest."
Georgie's workin' on his legacy...unfortunately he'll be remembered by the Mexico government and populace as the gringo that opened the borders.
Did you join FR just before the election simply to bash Bush?
Bush doesn't care what it "costs" him. He can't run again.
"president bush should be ashamed representing illegal foreign criminals, and not standing up for rights, privileges, and needs of his fellow american citizens."
Remember, too, that it was his daddy who jammed NAFTA onto the fast-track in the waning daze of his presidency.....with the allegation that it would go far toward reducing illegal alien traffic across our border. What crap THAT turned out to be.
"Immigration inspectors ignored Mexicans coming into the southwestern United States during the 1900s and 1910s to work in railroad construction, mining, and agriculture.
"The Immigration Bureau did not seriously consider Mexican immigration within its purview, but rather as something that was "regulated by labor market demands in [the southwestern] border states."
" The Bureau also described the Southwest as the "natural habitat" of Mexicans, acknowledging, albeit strangely, Mexicans' claims of belonging in an area that had once been part of Mexico.
"The Immigration Act of 1917 doubled the head tax and imposed a literacy test, erecting the first barriers to entry. But unlawful entry was limited, as the Labor Department exempted Mexicans from the requirements during the war.
" It was not until 1919 that Mexicans entering the United States were required to apply for admission at lawfully designated ports of entry.35
How many divisions does he command?
Who cares what happened almost 100 years ago. It's time you opened your eyes and joined law abiding people in the 21st century.
How many can he transport in two low-riders?