This week, Americans have been treated to a series of lectures by President Calderon of Mexico. In the wake of the passage of the Arizona Immigration Law, he has come to do President Obama’s dirty work and curry favor with the Commander-in-Chief. In a White House ceremony on Wednesday, Calderon explained why the United States was out of line to protect its own borders and was exhibiting behaviors inconsistent with basic human rights.
In a series of interviews with the media, he continued this tirade. In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, he once again lectured us about the “racial profiling” contained in the bill (this is completely devoid of the facts). When Blitzer asked him if Mexico would allow people coming north from Central America to obtain jobs and purchase houses, he responded that these people would be rounded up and sent home immediately. This is not an immigration problem. It is a hypocrisy problem.
If one looks at the Constitution of Mexico, one finds immigration laws that are very strict and, if applied in the United States, would have resulted in 12,000,000 less individuals being in the country receiving welfare, free health care, free education, and taking jobs from citizens during a time of 11% unemployment. I guess what is good for el ganso is not good for the gander.
Arizona is merely responding to the outbreak in violence now spreading across their border from Mexico. Phoenix has become the center of kidnapping in the U.S. due to the drug wars spilling across the border. With Washington looking the other way, Arizona had no choice but to stop the madness and protect its citizens. Seventy percent of Americans agree with them.
The icing on the cake occurred Thursday when, in an address to the Congress, he objected to the Arizona law and was given a standing ovation by the Democrats in the House Chamber. Was Jim Cooper among those participating in the standing ovation? If so, he once again proves he is out of touch with the 5th district and demonstrates his lack of respect for the very thing that creates order in our society, our laws. If he was standing with the rest of his colleagues, shame on him.
Much more troubling is the silence of Conservative voices speaking out against this ridiculous lecturing of the United States by the President of a corrupt, inefficient, third-world country. Citizens of the 5th district: Stand up for leaders who will defend the laws of the nation that keep us safe. Here is my microphone. “Mr. Calderon, if you don’t like the way we do things, go home and create a better society that we can imitate. Until then, keep your thoughts to yourself.” Anybody agree? Then pick up the microphone and speak up.