Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Most Americans do not realize what a powderkeg Mexico is. If we stopped letting them in, it would blow down there. We also are removing a huge amount of the electorate from them that are the poorest of the poor, who would probably vote leftist if they were still there. All this illegal immigrant bashing, be careful what you ask for. The Mexican Revolution at the turn of the century claimed millions of people. The next one would take all of Latin America with it. We need to encourage settling things by election and support the outcome. Instead we try to determine the type of government they have for them. All far-left governments do some good in liberalizing these countries from the horrendorous effects of years of junta rule, and all far left governments eventually fall because they can only guarantee subsistence living levels. Some groups of people don't even have that, and a far-left phase is a boon to them. Sooner or later they are going to want the things in life that more traditional capitalism has to offer, as we saw in the fall of the Soviets, and now in the changes in Vietnam and China, and they will move to the right, finding the center of whatever their societal norms are, and become stable democracies. We need to not interfere.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address