Build the Damn Fence

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 12:57 pm by Neal

Neal Boortz has a piece today, “Take the Fence to the United Nations?” on the Mexican government’s lobbying the United Nations to stop the US from building a way-too-short border fence. Boortz is right-on: Is the US a sovereign country with borders or not? Mexico can go whine to the UN all it wants, but we need to get busy building this fence and passing legislation to fund a fence for the entire border.

Are you believing this nonsense?

It’s as if we’re not even a sovereign country any more. The United States doesn’t exist. There are no borders. The U.S. is nothing but a grandiose economic system providing jobs to Mexicans and shoring up the corrupt Mexican government in the process.

Why the outrage? Well, as you should know, Bush is saying he is going to sign a bill that calls for the construction of a fence along about 700 miles of the U.S. border with Mexico. That fence will be built on our side of the border. On U.S. territory — if there is any such thing any more.

Well …. actually the Mexicans don’t seem to think that there is any such thing as “U.S. territory.” They’re raising hell about the fence and — now get this — they want the United Nations to stop it. The message here is that we have no right to protect our border. We have no right to keep people from entering into this country illegally.

Vicente Fox only has about seven weeks left in his presidency, but he has dispatched his foreign secretary, Luis Ernesto Derbez, to Europe on a mission. Part of that mission is to complain about the border fence. So far Sr. Derbez has talked to the French foreign minister about the fence, and now he’s on his way to complain to the governments of Spain and Italy. Derbez says he will continue his campaign against the border fence until Fox’s last day in office.

What the hell? This payaso is traveling around Europe complaining that the United States is building a fence to keep his countrymen from crossing into our country illegally? This is absurd?

Well .. .maybe not so absurd if you look at it through the eyes of Derbez and his cronies in the Mexican government. First — they truly feel that the border is illegitimate in the first place. That border runs along the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Those states, and the southern half of Colorado, are what many Mexicans refer to as the “Republica del Norte.” The area used to be part of Mexico — or whatever preceded Mexico — and is now being “re-conquered.” Go ahead. Google “Republica del Norte” and take a trip through the 12,000+ hits you’ll get.

This stream of Mexicans across our border is an invasion, not a migration. They’re invaders, not immigrants.

I don’t give a flying leap how many bales of pine straw they spread, how many square miles of sheetrock they hang, how many homes they build, how many cars they buff up as they emerge from the car wash …. I don’t care. It’s an invasion just the same. No real attempt is being made to assimilate into American culture. No interest is shown in learning to speak anything past basic English. Why should they? The ultimate goal is their own country, or a brand new northern state to be part of Mexico. Instead of trying to become part of our society, they write magazine articles informing us that “Los Angeles is Ours.”

So .. .along comes this idea for a border fence, and they react is if they are being fenced off from something that belongs to them! They react that way because they feel that way.

In case you are one of the few out there who are wondering how it is that the Republicans came to be in such trouble in this upcoming election …. look at the stream of Mexican invaders coming across our borders. What have the Republicans done to stop it? The border fence? Hey, it’s about 1400 miles too short. Besides … and here’s the key … it hasn’t been funded yet, and there are some serious doubts as to whether or not the congress will fund that fence at all.

Boortz references this AP article “Mexico threatening to take U.S. to the U.N. over border fence” from the Tuscon Citizen.

Mexico’s foreign secretary said the country may take to the United Nations a dispute over the United States’ plans to build a fence on the Mexican border.

Luis Ernesto Derbez told reporters in Paris, his first stop on a European tour, that a legal investigation was under way to determine whether Mexico has a case.

The Mexican government last week sent a diplomatic note to Washington, criticizing the plan for 700 miles of new fencing along the border. President-elect Felipe Calderon also denounced the plan, but said it was a bilateral issue that should not be put before the international community.

Derbez said Monday after meeting with French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy that it was a “shame” U.S. immigration policy had been used for what he claimed was a short-term political gain in the lead-up to midterm elections in the United States in November.

He said he discussed the issue with Douste-Blazy and planned to bring it up in meetings with his Spanish and Italian counterparts during visits to Madrid and Rome. He vowed to work on the case until the “very last day” of President Vicente Fox’s term, which ends Dec. 1.

The U.S. Senate approved the border fence bill last month and President Bush has said he will sign it into law — despite last-minute pleas from the Mexican government for a veto.

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