Mexico The 51st State? No Way Jose!
By: J.J. Jackson
My friends think that what I do is easy. They think that writing about events and offering reasoned commentary is something that anyone can do. And believe me, they try. Little do they realize that what I do, again offering reasoned commentary, is actually harder than it looks!
Yes, I know that there are many political hacks on the left out there that think what I write about is absolute gibberish and that my commentary is not at all reasoned but hey its their prerogative to be wrong. After all, if they were right I wouldnâ€™t have the nice little revenue stream generated talking about their psychobabble that I have.
So I was approached by a friend of mine who said to me â€œI want to write an article for your site that is going to solve the immigration problem!â€
My interest was piqued. But I was wary since right off the bat he framed the argument incorrectly calling it an â€œimmigration problemâ€ and not an â€œillegal immigration problemâ€. After all, I know how to solve the â€œillegalâ€ immigration problem. Simply enforce the border and deport the criminals caught coming here illegally.
â€œDo tell,â€ I prompted knowing full well that the â€œplanâ€ that he was about to divulge was bound to be more complicated than necessary.
â€œItâ€™s simple,â€ he said, â€œwe need to make Mexico the 51st St…â€
I didnâ€™t even let him get the word â€œStateâ€ out before I stopped him. Iâ€™ve already heard this argument and it is a terrible one. But the two of us had a discussion that made him realize that what I do is not as easy as simply saying the first thing that comes into my mind and calling it a good idea.
The plan was that if we made Mexico the 51st State then we could accomplish several things. First, take control of Mexico and â€œmodernizeâ€ the country. Secondly, and most â€œbrilliantlyâ€ eliminate the U.S. Mexico border all together thus removing the need to secure it. Third, reduce the size of the United States southern border to about 200 miles because it would now border Guatemala instead. Fourth, give the United States more domestic oil since we already get so much from Mexico as it is.
Walla! That was the plan!
Certainly much more complicated than say, enforcing the border and deporting the illegals! In case you could not tell that was meant sarcastically.
I say one thing to this plan. No way Jose!
First of all Mexico would never go for it. There is far too much political power that would be given up by Mexican politicians.
Second of all there is far too much corruption in Mexico. You think Chicago on Election Day is corrupt? Ha! Check out Mexican politics!
Third, I know this sounds like a good idea to people that have visited the resort towns in Mexico but if you have gone off the beaten path and ever seen the real poverty that is rampant in Mexico you would think twice about it. Even giving the socialists here in America and their Democratic dupes that many automatic new additions to the welfare roles would be insane! Talk about ending any chance we have about turning our sinking ship around.
And who will pay for all those new mouths that need the social spending that has become entwined in our society? You, me and every other American with a good job thatâ€™s who.
Fourthly, do you really think the environmental wackos here in the States would let us keep drilling for oil in our new State? Youâ€™ve got to be dreaming! We have a hard enough time drilling in Alaska!
And lastly yeah, Mexico is poor but Guatemala is even poorer. The last thing we need is to put a country worse than Mexico on our southern border. Trading one problem for another doesn’t make you any headway.
After explaining this to my now awestruck friend who had just been hit with several sledgehammers to his plan that he hadnâ€™t even considered he agreed that my original plan was much better, simpler and effective. And he also agreed that what I do is certainly not something that any average Joe like him could do.
So itâ€™s a good thing that I am here and itâ€™s a darn good thing I am up to the task.
J.J. Jackson is a libertarian conservative author from Pittsburgh, PA who has been writing and promoting individual liberty since 1993 and is President of Land of the Free Studios, Inc. He is the Pittsburgh Conservative Examiner for Examiner.com. He is also the owner of The Right Things - Conservative T-shirts & Gifts The Right Things. His weekly commentary along with exclusives not available anywhere else can be found at Liberty Reborn.