The Southern Border is a National Disgrace and a Symbol of Hypocrisy

The Mexican President Felipe Calderon recently made a formal statement condemning the killing of a 15 year old boy on the border.  It is also Mr. Calderon’s second major public statement slamming U.S. border policy in the last month.  Earlier the President of Mexico was critical of the Arizona law, a law he clearly had not read and did not realize was more humane and less restrictive than his nation’s own immigration laws and enforcement.  When will a U.S. President be publicly critical of Mexico’s continued enabling of an illegal invasion and dumping of Mexico’s unemployed on a saturated American market?

“MEXICO CITY, June 9 (Reuters) – Mexico has sent a formal complaint to Washington over the fatal shooting of a teenager by a U.S. border patrol agent and is pressing for answers on the incident, Mexico’s foreign minister said.”

“The government “reiterates its rejection to the disproportionate use of force on the part on U.S. authorities on the border with Mexico,” the president added in a statement.”

The anger of the Mexican government has not abated.

“CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Pointing their rifles, Mexican security forces chased away U.S. authorities investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old Mexican by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the banks of the Rio Grande, the FBI and witnesses told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The killing of the Mexican by U.S. authorities — the second in less than two weeks — has exposed the distrust between the two countries that lies just below the surface, and has enraged Mexicans who see the death of the boy on Mexican soil as an act of murder.”

The tragic nature of the death of this teen demonstrates the lunacy and the dereliction of duty by the Federal Government on so many levels.  A government’s fundamental function is people binding together for mutual security.  Despite what President Obama recently said, one of the characteristics of a sovereign nation is its borders and the ability to control them.  The government’s solution to the border seems to lean in the direction of restriction and removal of the rights of ordinary Americans while allowing illegal aliens and their employers to suffer no restraint.  A primary example is the movement to ratify the CIFTA treaty and reinstate the Assault Rifle Ban because of Mexican violence.  Disarming Americans is now a logical solution to solve violence in Mexico.  The border chaos also demonstrates a larger fundamental logic error in U.S policy, this time as it pertains to the prosecution of a “Global War on Terror.”  It is a preposterous argument the government makes to claim foreign wars and nearly decade long occupations are to protect American lives from terrorists.  American lives are constantly threatened and terrorized by invaders on the Southern Border.  Certainly the ranchers, landowners and citizens in the Border States feel terrorized by illegal crossings and criminal gangs yet the Federal Government chooses to spend virtually no resources on this generations long problem.  Then you have the most obvious logic hole, the government’s open border policy simply allows any terrorist with a weapon of mass destruction to simply walk in to the United States.  However, the citizenry is to believe that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (and Special Operations in over 75 countries) are essential to the safety of Americans at the same time we have allowed a literal soft underbelly to form.  To top off the absurdity, it is not only illegal immigrants supposedly coming here to look for a better life (which says nothing about the ones who could come her to rape, murder and rob), the Mexican military itself is crossing the border on occasion.  I suppose when under a Security and Prosperity Partnership military airspace violations aren’t technically a threat to sovereignty and security but having no connections to Al Qaeda terrorist, weapons of mass destruction or the 9-11 attacks is a threat to sovereignty and security in governmental doublespeak.  The lack of border security also has an untold economic and human cost.  Perhaps it will take a 15 year old teen’s death to understand this.   In the final analysis, the situation on the Southern Border is a national disgrace and a symbol of hypocrisy.

“What appeared to be a Mexican military helicopter was spotted hovering over U.S. territory Sunday afternoon, said Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez.

The incident — at least the second reported this month — occurred Sunday afternoon over RV parks on the southwest outskirts of Zapata, a small town about 100 miles northwest of McAllen near the Rio Grande, the sheriff said.

I wear many hats but history, economics and political observance have always been a passion. I am a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Business with a degree in Information Systems and Digital Business with a minor in European History. I work for a small mom-and-pop IT consulting and software design company. We deal in servicing mostly government funded non-profit mental and behavioral health care agencies in the state of Ohio. In this I deal with Medicaid and Medicare funds and have a little insight on the boondoggles of government there. Thankfully the undemanding nature of my daily profession gives me ample time to read and stay aware of our current state of affairs which I find stranger than fiction in many instances. In addition to being in the IT field, I have also been self employed with a small contracting company so I might know a thing or two about the plight of small business that employs 71% of the American workforce. I however don't draw my knowledge from my day jobs, which I have had a few; I draw it from an intense obsession with facts and observation about the world in which I live. I do have formal education in things such as history, economics and finance particularly as it pertains to global issues, but I have come to find much of what I thought I knew from the formalities of a state university I had to unlearn through much time and independent research. I hope you enjoy what I bring you which is not often heard in the mainstream news outlets. I would like to think my own personal editorializing is not only edifying but thought provoking while not at all obnoxious. That last one may be a hard to achieve.

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