By far the most dramatic
menace to this nation's 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 28th 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 doesn't 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.
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
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
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
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 nation's borders.
Yet when a similar incursion
threatens to undermine the security and sovereignty of the
United States, this country's government sees fit to
respond with indifference and platitudes.
Of course Derbez is hardly
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 Fox's 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
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
Such a stance completely
ignores the degradation to American society that results
from the mass influx of illegals. Among Arizona's
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.