Ask Mexico to be Part of the USA

So much of American foreign policy at the moment seems to be done looking in the rearview mirror.  The news is focused on Iraq, Afghanistan, and Cuba.  As a country, we should be much more focused on China and Mexico and other areas of the World.  Hopefully, we can be friendly competitors with China for eons to come, just as we are friendly competitors with England and Germany.

The situation with Mexico is much more complicated.  During the Bush years, we’ve spent billions “getting tough” by erecting a wall / fence between our southern states and Mexico.  We’ve spent billions more unsuccessfully trying to staunch the flow of drugs across the border.  The effect is to keep pushing our neighbor to the ground.  Why don’t we try the opposite approach?  Let’s extend a hand to Mexico and put the country and it’s provinces, if they want to be, on the path to statehood.

In the process, we would gain access to the huge oil reserves in Mexico and help our neighbors.  After a transitional phase, it will become easier to control our borders, as the border between Mexico and it’s southern neighbors is much shorter than the one between the U.S. and Mexico.

The biggest threat is the rampant corruption in some parts of the Mexican economy.  In addition, there would have to be some sort of phased in approach to wellfare benefits, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and so forth.  It’s only right that Mexicans help pay for their benefits.

If Canada wants to join the fun, so much the better.  A United North America would be a formidable force in the world many natural resources, creative people, and positive cultural, educational and legal institutions.

9 responses to “Ask Mexico to be Part of the USA

  1. I don’t think Mexico should really extend its hands towads us … we don’t deserve it, afters centuries of ‘belittling’ our down south next door neighbour … no matter what, to many of us US citizens, Mexicans are still beaners and greasers …

  2. Attitudes can change. There are many talented, intelligent, and compassionate people on both sides the border. With effort, we could be more effective together than pushing against the other.

  3. I don’t think so … we have created something of a ‘racial divide’ and we can’t expect them to just forget about it …

  4. There used to be a huge divide between blacks and whites in the U.S. Now we have a new President who happens to be black. If that can happen, then perhaps we can begin to heal the wounds. If we continue to wall off Mexico and shout “illegal alien,” then we only engender hatred. Let’s choose the high road. Let’s tap into the potential of people of Mexico and the U.S. Together, we can do great things.

  5. Yeah but African-Americans, no matter what has been done to keep them excluded, were, neverthless, American citizens … but here in the US of A, Mexican-Americans will always be beaners and aliens … at least to a large portion of our fellow citizens … have you seen ‘Born In East LA’ ?!!!

  6. I haven’t seen it, but I’ll look into it.

  7. Reggie, you “North American Union” scheme is already being implemented. See the “Security and Prosperity Partnership”. It’s a government web site.
    As for Bush being “tough” on the border, more illegal immigration has occurred in the last 8 years than at any other time. This is a planned annexation, it doesn’t matter what the U.S. or Mexican citizens want.

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