Sunday, May 30, 2010

MEXICO PRESIDENT FELIPE CALDERON: DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO



President Obama invited “kidnapping king” Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón to Washington, D.C. permitting him to parade himself at the White House Rose Garden and at a joint session of Congress to lecture and attack Americans on how SB1070, Arizona’s immigration law will, as he puts it, "… opens the door to intolerance, hate and discrimination." After President Obama allowed President Calderón to have his way attacking America, he then treated him to a taxpayer-funded White House state dinner. You see this is how you are feted at an Obama White House state dinner--YOU ATTACK AMERICA!!!

Mr. Calderón takes umbrage to an immigration law enacted by a U.S. state to enforce the federal law. A law which only requires appropriate immigration documents and STRICTLY PROHIBITS racial profiling. A law that was designed almost specifically to cater to the sensitivities of illegal immigrants. Well let us take a look at how “sensitive” the Mexican law is for illegals that President Calderón supports and how “tolerant, loving and nondiscriminatory” the treatment is of illegals in Mexico that President Calderón requires from America.

The following is a summary of the Mexican constitution on the treatment of foreign residents, workers and naturalized citizens, as reported by the “Center for Security Policy, April 2006”. This report was authored by Dr. Michael Waller, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Professor of International Communication Professional Experience at the Institute for World Politics, and is entitled “Mexico’s Glass House, How the Mexican constitution treats foreign residents, workers and naturalized citizens”.
In brief, the Mexican Constitution states that:
  • Immigrants and foreign visitors are banned from public political discourse.
  • Immigrants and foreigners are denied certain basic property rights.
  • Immigrants are denied equal employment rights.
  • Immigrants and naturalized citizens will never be treated as real Mexican citizens.
  • Immigrants and naturalized citizens are not to be trusted in public service.
  • Immigrants and naturalized citizens may never become members of the clergy.
  • Private citizens may make citizens arrests of lawbreakers (i.e., illegal immigrants) and hand them to the authorities.
  • Immigrants may be expelled from Mexico for any reason and without due process.
Now that is a very “tolerant, loving and nondiscriminatory” Mexican constitution when it comes to treating illegals, don’t you think? I can see why President Obama invited a foreign leader such as President Calderón to lecture Americans on the “empathetic” treatment of illegal immigrants. PERHAPS NOT ONLY DID PRESIDENT OBAMA NOT READ THE ARIZONA LAW, HE MOST LIKELY HAS NOT READ THE MEXICAN CONSTITUTION!

As Tim Padgett of TIME writes,
“Once Calderón has had his say, however, let's hope that President Obama and congressional leaders give him a little piece of their minds before they toast him at Wednesday's White House state dinner. After all, blaming the U.S.for Mexico's flaws is a time-honored Mexican presidential tradition, even for Calderón. He suggested to Reuters last week that criticism of his handling of Mexico's crises was simply a result of flawed public "perception." But on the two biggest issues facing U.S.-Mexico relations, drugs and immigration,Calderón's failings are as much reality as America's are.”

Mr. Padgett gets the message out to President Calderón loud and clear“do as you say, not as you do.”

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