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Letís Be Honest: Mexico Is A Bad Neighbor
The Revolutionary Act ^ | 07/09/18

Posted on 07/09/2018 6:09:08 AM PDT by Liberty7732

This is not a shot at Mexicans. They are humans in the exact same way as Americans, Nigerians, Italians, Indonesians and every other people group. In the Christian view, they are made in the image of God. In the American Founders’ view, they like all men are created with inalienable rights granted by God.

But this is a shot at the Mexican government and, to a degree, the Mexican culture. And despite virtually every media story out there fretting and warning about America being a bad neighbor because of Trump’s policies, the actual evidence that Mexico is the bad actor in the relationship is pretty compelling.

We are treated to liberals and Democrats lecturing Americans on being bad neighbors for Mexico, and apologizing to Mexico and the world for being bad neighbors. If you google ‘Mexico is a bad neighbor’ all you get are endless stories about the U.S. being a bad neighbor. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is hogwash.

If these critics really cared about Mexico’s well-being — and the well-being of Mexicans — they would be more critical of the corruption and culture that has left a fertile land with a great climate, access to two oceans and next door to the greatest economic power in history, in impoverished misery. They would be calling on Mexicans’ better angels, calling them to change and actually become more like the United States with individual liberties and market economics and accountable government.

Trashing America is nothing more than political expediency and opponent demonization that causes yet more division.

So let’s look at Mexico and the United States as neighbors. Who is the better neighbor and worse neighbor?

• Would a good neighbor send their problems next door? Mexico has an undeniably de facto policy of illegally exporting their poorest citizens, and those of neighboring countries. The 11 to 20 million illegal aliens in the United States today almost universally came here poor, uneducated and untrained. The poorest in a country are always a burden, so Mexico encourages them to head north and does nothing — nothing — to stop them at the border. When we see the trains of migrants from Guatemala or Honduras or other Central American countries, that is being done with the active participation of Mexican authorities. They don’t want those poor people in their country — they have too many of their own — so they usher them on to America. How is that being a good neighbor? Canada doesn’t do any of this.

• Would a good neighbor criticize you for locking your doors at night so they couldn’t break in? Well, Mexico does. President Trump ran on securing our border with Mexico (because the Northern Border does not require this level of security) and he won election as most Americans understand a sovereign nation needs borders and the ability to determine who comes in and out. Yet Mexican leaders were openly hostile, criticizing Trump, with Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said the U.S. was returning to the “era of the ugly American” and repeatedly called a “useless wall”? Why useless? Because Mexican authorities will continue to find ways to ship the poorest, uneducated residents to their neighbor? They don’t want a wall because they don’t want those residents in Mexico, they want them in the United States sending $28 billion in remittances back to Mexico from America. How is that being a good neighbor? Canada doesn’t do any of this.

• Would a good neighbor take your generous donations to help them with such ingratitude? The U.S. gives Mexico $320 million in aid annually. Yet is there gratefulness for this generosity? Nothing apparent. They take the money and spend it.

• Would a good neighbor who has received so many benefits by living next to a generous neighbor openly criticize that neighbor? Absurd, yet that is exactly what Mexican authorities do regularly. Whether it is beefing up our Southern Border security, to increasing citizen IDs or deporting those we find to be here illegally, Mexican authorities criticize the U.S. No gratefulness for unburdening them from their poorest citizens. Just criticism.

No. The case is very strong that the Mexican government is the bad actor in this relationship.

Here’s what America has been doing to be a good neighbor — oftentimes to our own detriment:

➞ Accepting some of Mexico’s poorest, providing them with healthcare, schooling and opportunities that they had no chance of getting in their home country. We even teach the children of families that break into our country — in their own language. Now that’s being an awfully good neighbor.

➞ Providing $320 million annually in direct financial aid to Mexico. The largest chunk goes to security issues and drug cartel fighting, but also to education and infrastructure. Obviously, a portion of it goes to the graft that is undeniably rampant in the Mexican government.

➞ Allowing people who sneak into America to transfer back to Mexico a whopping $28 billion out of our economy and into Mexico’s. We don’t tax it or take a portion of it. We just allow it to exit our country and economy and help the nation on our Southern Border. Of course remittances flow everywhere, but from the United States to Mexico is by far the biggest.

➞ Of course, Mexico does not really need to spend much money on a large military because they are an ally and because of their geographic location next to the United States. We essentially act as a deterrent for anyone who would be aggressive against Mexico.

If you look at the relationship, and who benefits the most by far and who gives the most by far, there can be no doubt that the United States is the far better neighbor than Mexico. So maybe American politicians and those supporting them should step back and try to appreciate their own country more, and not paint some romantic and unrealistic picture of Mexico.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: angelfamilies; buildthewall; katesteinle; mexico
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1 posted on 07/09/2018 6:09:08 AM PDT by Liberty7732
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To: Liberty7732

We need to quit offering the magnet of free government money that brings them here.


2 posted on 07/09/2018 6:11:34 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Don't mistake your dorm political discussions with the desires of the nation)
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To: Liberty7732

Yep, they’re a sh*thole.


3 posted on 07/09/2018 6:13:22 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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To: Liberty7732

All men are created equal, but they sure don’t grow up that way.


4 posted on 07/09/2018 6:14:22 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Liberty7732

It always bothers me when someone refers to Mexico as an ally. Sure, they let us help them with some things but what have they ever done for us


5 posted on 07/09/2018 6:15:13 AM PDT by GMMC0987
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To: Liberty7732
Yea, but we can't say that because it makes us look racist.

6 posted on 07/09/2018 6:16:10 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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To: Liberty7732

Starting in the 1960s, the Mexican sense of hospitality has morphed into:

Su casa es mi casa.


7 posted on 07/09/2018 6:17:31 AM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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To: Liberty7732

Mexico has never been an ally, and has always been a bad neighbor. I would rather we spend whatever it takes to have a full DMZ style border with Mexico, cancel our trade agreements, suspend border crossings and forget we even have Mexico on our southern border.


8 posted on 07/09/2018 6:18:28 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: Liberty7732

Mexico is a criminal narco-state.


9 posted on 07/09/2018 6:18:43 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: Liberty7732

Ineffective government. Corrupt government and police. Sending people to the USA to work and send money back, and thus avoiding even trying to have a workable economy.

The USA has been solving Mexico’s problems for years. They need to solve their own problems, but it doesn’t look like it will happen, since they are too stupid to elect someone who will get them out of the $hit they’re in.


10 posted on 07/09/2018 6:25:05 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism, like insanity, is the denial of reality.)
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To: rigelkentaurus

The PRI party was nothing but a communist organization dressed up as the peoples party. The KGB’s second largest outpost was in Mexico City.


11 posted on 07/09/2018 6:25:33 AM PDT by Texas resident (Democrats=Enemy of People of The United States of America)
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To: Liberty7732

The only reason Mexico is an Ally is the War on Drugs, if America didn’t need the War on Drugs and the Drugs that come with it, Mexico would be our arch enemy and the Military would be ion the Border. But you can NOT have a War on Drugs without Drugs so they remain our ally.


12 posted on 07/09/2018 6:31:35 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Liberty7732; All

Nicely done!

Put simply: America has a fully-functioning Crack House for a neighbor. Why DO we put up with it? It certainly isn’t to our benefit, it harms our own children (Kate Steinle!) and it’s ruining our property values!


13 posted on 07/09/2018 6:34:18 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Liberty7732

The problem is Mexico, not Mexicans in general. To be more specific, Mexico has a deeply entrenched culture of corruption to go along with a de facto aristocratic/peasant tradition which fuels political support for socialist policies to go along with the corruption. It’s not just the drug gangs and the ultra violent kidnapping for profit gangs, it’s the cop and the petty bureaucracy which demand bribes from everyday Mexicans to simply do their jobs. This is a cancer for any society. It breeds contempt for the law. You can see it even in the way they drive - ie no rules, no wait your turn, no order or discipline.

If Mexico were not a neighbor of the US such that it benefits in a myriad of ways ranging from no military threat to direct financial aid and a bailout if necessary like in the mid 90s, to American tourists in large numbers, to a pressure release valve in the form of millions of Mexicans who have crossed the border and sent remittances back, it would be a failed state.


14 posted on 07/09/2018 6:35:41 AM PDT by FLT-bird
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To: Liberty7732

Sick of the Mexican Beer ads claiming, Everyone is from somewhere else, it does not matter where you come from etc

Yes, it does matter!

YOu are breaking our laws is much different than coming here with sponsors legally

The beer SOL commercials are all in spanish.

dont buy them!!


15 posted on 07/09/2018 6:35:45 AM PDT by Uversabound (Might does not make right, but it does enforce the commonly recognized rights of each succeeding gen)
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To: AppyPappy

No free social programs for non legal residents, no asylum unless applied for through the proper channels outside the US, the Walk and strict border enforcement, and a temporary guest worker program to meet our needs for things like agriculture etc.

That’s what we need and what the majority of the American people want.


16 posted on 07/09/2018 6:38:52 AM PDT by FLT-bird
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To: Liberty7732

BUILD the wall. HORRIBLE government on our southern border.


17 posted on 07/09/2018 6:49:05 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Uversabound

Made by a brewery owned by Anheuser Busch


18 posted on 07/09/2018 6:52:54 AM PDT by kaktuskid
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To: Liberty7732
If Mexico were a patch of bad land, you'd spray the whole works with Roundup, erase what's there, and replant. There's nothing to salvage in Mexico.
 
19 posted on 07/09/2018 6:54:41 AM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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To: FLT-bird

President Trump will be the defacto President of Mexico if the do things his way. They will benefit when they get over the ‘gringo’ crap. $320 million could be increased to 1 billion if they were to take back the illegals in our jails and prisons.


20 posted on 07/09/2018 6:56:32 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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