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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LOL. Not enough I would suspect.
actually, you should read what I wrote again, and think about it before you go calling me stupid.
When contemplating the great global food chain, always remember:
The open borders opportunist equates to a Hostess Twinkie.
rad = read (I've been typing too long today)
LOL. Your "logic" deceives you. Here is the fact which supports what I wrote......not what you THINK I wrote.
"President Bush signed the NAFTA agreement on December 17, 1992 at a meeting of the Organization of American States. The accord was signed prior to the expiration of the President's negotiating authority, forcing Congress to either change its procedures or to consider NAFTA under fast track rules--which limits the amount of debate and requires lawmakers to vote up-or-down on the measure without amendments."
no apology is necessary.....your red face is sufficient.
(suppressed snickering in the background)
I don't think that Bush & Co. really realize the outrage at what is taking place on the border. But they will. Oh yes indeedy, they will.
uh... I think the real threat and the topic of this article has to do with AZ being sued in an international court of jurisdiction.
"I don't think that Bush & Co. really realize the outrage at what is taking place on the border."
Bush was a two-term Texas Govenor...and Texas resident. He knows damned well what's happening on the border. His nose is Fox brown.
Every state should do what Arizona is doing!
Perhaps it is time for a Real Third Party -- an AMERICAN PARTY! BORDERS, LANGUAGE and COUNTRY.
If borders are so important as in Iraq than Borders are even more important for the USA.
Why is Bush ignoring the War Mexico is performing on the USA?
The first duty of the president is to Defend the USA -- that means BORDERS!!!!
"And if NAFTA was such a bad idea, why didn't Former President Clinton veto it?"
Simple. He is also a trilateralist with no respect for American sovereignty.
"And if NAFTA was such a bad idea, why didn't Former President Clinton veto it?"
If you think NAFTA was or is a wonderful thing I suggest you read this:
International courts have no jurisdiction in the US;
U.S. and the World Court
In 1946, the U.S. accepted an optional clause in the Court's statute -- that gave the Court compulsory jurisdiction over cases regarding interpretation of treaties, any question of international law and any breach of international obligations. In 1984, Sandinista-ruled Nicaragua filed a suit against the U.S for its support of the Contra rebels. In response, the Reagan administration promptly withdrew U.S. recognition of the World Court's compulsory jurisdiction.
If Bush didn't kow-tow to Vicente Fox and the corrupt Mexican oligarchs, you would turn against him so fast. You aren't pro-Bush, you are pro-Mexican government --- that's become extremely clear. The SW belongs to that government huh?
LOL I love those eyes!
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