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  1. #1
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    Sep 2005

    Reverse Amnesty: A Modest Proposal

    Mexico’s Drug Legalization Cannot Go Unanswered

    By Rod D. Martin

    "Their loss is our gain."
    -- Anonymous

    A semi-feudal oligarchy and an impoverished peasant and urban slum-dwelling class. High unemployment and rock-bottom wages.
    Inefficient capital allocation and low productivity.
    Insufficient respect for private property, rule of law, and personal freedom.
    Endemic corruption at every level and within every branch of its oppressive, overbearing government.

    Since before independence, that's been Mexico's story in a nutshell. While its current leader, Vincente Fox, has attempted to institute some reforms, he’s clearly failed to turn his country around.

    Now comes a doozy of a decision by Mexico's government -- a decision to legalize marijuana, cocaine, and virtually every other hard drug you’ve ever heard of, introducing every Mexican to the joys of drug addiction and turning every traveler from Mexico -- illegal immigrant and American tourist alike -- into a suspected (and pretty likely) drug mule.

    If border security wasn’t important enough to certain leaders before, it surely will be now. This latest move highlights what everyone, from Tom Tancredo to your Hispanic gardener, already knew: Mexico is a wretched, dysfunctional place. And if you lived there, you’d want to flee too.

    For the most part, like generations of Europeans and Asians from equally wretched places before them, those Mexicans flee here, to the greatest land of liberty and opportunity in history. And they depart with the hearty but bizarre blessing of the Mexican government, which seems to view hard-working human beings as liabilities, not assets, as mouths to feed, not hands to produce.

    This is the attitude of Socialists. You hear it from American leftists too. It is nothing if not mind-numbing. And societies who think this way always fail.

    Now clearly, in the coming years and decades, with tens of millions of baby boomers retiring, America will continue to require more decent, industrious citizens -- lots more of them, in fact. We just ask them to come legally.

    So since we need productive people, and since Mexico appears to want more drug abusers, perhaps we should consider a swap.

    Let’s take all the honest, hardworking Mexicans who want to come. Anyone who’ll learn English, pledge allegiance (to our flag), pay their taxes, refuse welfare, and steadfastly pursue the American dream is welcome. Bring them on.

    But in exchange, we’ll give Mexico -- and our liberal hippie crowd -- exactly what they want: every American drug offender, free to go.

    We’ll empty our jails of them, and drop the prosecution of those not yet there. Crackheads and potheads, meth heads and junkies, we’ll offer them full and complete pardons, with just one condition: they move to Mexico -- renouncing their U.S. citizenship -- forever.

    Heck, if you think about it, this is such a great idea we should create an incentive program, for druggies we haven’t caught yet. Consider it an amnesty program on PCP: we’ll pay to help users pack their bags and head south, where they can indulge their habits to their hearts' content, without fear of prosecution or stigmatization of any kind.

    They just better not come back.

    Of course, not even the brain-dead Mexican government would agree to import our drug-addled losers.

    But honestly: why should we care? That same Mexican government actively floods our country and flouts our laws. Some parts of the border endure as many as five thousand illegals crossing per day, while Mexican officials publish “travel guides” to teach them how.

    And oh by the way, what do you think will happen when Mexico’s drug legalization takes effect? How nearly impossible will drug enforcement become south of the border? How vastly more complex will interdiction become north of it? How many more American kids will die?

    Mexico’s new law is a big Bronx cheer at America. It cannot go unanswered. And it won’t. If anything will get the border closed, this will be it.

    But why stop with that? If Mexico’s government can aid and abet a massive illegal immigration problem here, maybe it’s time ours returned the favor. Sending Mexico thousands of addicts will definitely get their attention. Just threatening such a “reverse amnesty” will produce an apoplectic fit.

    Well, good. It's high time Mexico got its house in order. This whole mess shows how self-inflicted Mexico’s wounds truly are. It also demonstrates the wondrousness of America. Mexicans by the millions are voting with their feet for our system -- for capitalism, for opportunity, for freedom -- like so many refuges from the USSR.

    So if Mexico won’t get their act together, maybe it’s time for us to “help”.

    Copyright: Rod D. Martin, May 12, 2006.

    -- Rod D. Martin is Founder and Chairman of TheVanguard.Org, and serves as the Executive Vice President of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA), the "Republican Wing of the Republican Party”.

    TheVanguard.Org 1099 Forest Lake Terrace, Niceville, FL 32578

  2. #2
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    Nov 2005

    Re: Reverse Amnesty: A Modest Proposal

    I've been to Mexico. Nice place. Rod D. Martin, has he ever gone there? Also, deporting illegal aliens is one thing, throwing out U.S. citizens no matter what they did or do, is quite another. Very Unconstitutional.

  3. #3
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    Mar 2006

    Re: Reverse Amnesty: A Modest Proposal

    Sending addicts to Mexico is the very height of idiocy - not only is it unconstitutional, but any we send would most likely be eliminated, either outright or by the Mexican jail system. In case you haven't gotten around to noticing it, Boone, Mexico isn't very big on "social" programs. America already treads heavily enough on the backs of its own population as it is, no sense at all lowering ourselves any further than we already have.

  4. #4
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    May 2006

    Re: Reverse Amnesty: A Modest Proposal

    What's the big deal about Mexico making drugs legal. I know pot seems to be a part of their culture which they regularly bring over here. Through associations that I don't keep anymore, I have met many mexicans (most illegal) and pot is no big deal to them. Even the ones that don't smoke it don't seem to look down on it like a lot of americans. I guess if you came from the nation that they did, your friend smoking pot was the last of your concerns.

    So lets give our drug adicts (and I don't consider a pothead an adict) over to mexico to a goverment even more corrupt than ours and into poverty where they will mostly likely end up in jail for something they didn't do (after all drugs will be legal but they won't be able to afford them unless they bring some of that good ole' american money) in exchange for the mexicans that want to come over here and probably still do drugs. Since so many of them are comming over here, if they were legal and could vote - who knows maybe drugs will be legal over here too. :confused:

    That is the most proposterous idea I have ever heard!! Let's trade our drug adicts for another country's drug adicts. Has this country no pride.

    I think Mexico has the right idea minus maybe the hard drugs. There is a stigma with drugs that makes most teenagers want to try it (being illegal). If they weren't illegal, maybe we wouldn't have so much problems with it. Why are we paying to fight a "war on drugs" when they're still comming in. Why are we jailing people (at our expense) for this?? Just a thought but if we didn't jail all the drug adicts we would have room for the illegals -ha ha.

    You can't eliminate every evil and maybe we should spend more money on education. The DARE program in 4th grade doesn't do much when you don't hear much about it afterwards. Let's take our kids on a yearly field trip to the neighborhood crackhouse and to the hospital to watch people dying due to their addictions or make them ride with a copy yearly on the bad side of town so they can see where their addictions might take them. I think that would be money and efforts more well spent.

  5. #5
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    Mar 2005

    Re: Reverse Amnesty: A Modest Proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by Button
    What's the big deal about Mexico making drugs legal.
    It's all part of that whole "America forcing their morals on others" debate. What's good for America is good for everyone..... or else!

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