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Mexico Declares "War" On Arizona

Christopher G. Adamo

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Christopher G. Adamo
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"My opinion, with respect to emigration, is that except of useful mechanics and some particular descriptions of men or professions, there is no need of encouragement, while the policy or advantage of its taking place in a body .... may be much questioned; for, by so doing, they retain the Language, habits, and principles (good or bad) which they bring with them."
-- George Washington (1732-1799), farmer, statesman, warrior, and 1st U.S. President (1789-1797)  [Letter to John Adams, November 15, 1794]

February 3, 2005

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.

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 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 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 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 nation's 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 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.

 

Copyright Copyright 2020 by Christopher G. Adamo & America's Voices, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Christopher G. Adamo was born in Cheyenne Wyoming, but has lived in several places, ranging from the East Coast to the West Coast, before settling back in southeastern Wyoming with his wife and sons.  An instrument technician by trade, he has held an interest in politics for many years and has worked within the Wyoming GOP as well as the Wyoming Christian Coalition.  His columns can also be found at ConservativeTruth.org and CheyenneNetwork.com.  He writes the weekly column
"A Patriot's Perspective" for America's Voices.  Visit Chris' website at ChrisAdamo.com.  You can also e-mail Chris at cadamo@americasvoices.org.

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