Category Archives: Mexico

Catholic Bishops Vs Obama

President Barack Obama is engaged in another conflict with bishops in the Catholic Church. However, in this situation, Catholic Bishops represent forces fighting for human rights while the president represents those who oppose human dignity. No, they are not fighting about abortion or use of contraceptives or the rights of Catholic institutions to obey provisions of the healthcare law. The fight has to do with the rights of Catholics who migrated to the United States of America in quest of a decent life for their families. Most are devout Catholics and their priests have joined in the fight to prevent them from being forced to leave families. A Catholic Bishop Conference sent a letter to President Obama. “As parties who witness the human consequences of our broken immigration system, we are deeply troubled by the division caused by current immigration enforcement policies.”

The Bishop urged the president to “take steps within your authority to limit these deportations.” In other words, Barack Obama now has an opportunity to present himself as fighting for the rights of Catholics. This is a no brainer, announce your willingness to be an ally of Catholic Bishops. However, if history offers a clue, he will undoubtedly argue since Republicans oppose reducing deportations and he wants to cooperate with them, let them go back to where they came from. As always, the timid decision is his decision!

President Obama Again Explains

Barack Obama is a very intelligent man, he went to Harvard and understands how to speak with clarity and support his ideas with evidence. As President of the United States he has always spoken of his desire to assist those who are illegal immigrants. Of course, under his administration more illegal immigrants have been returned to Mexico than any other president in history. However, in defense of Barack Obama, he wants to prove that in matters of national security he is not the man to mess with. He completely supports the rights of those who are here for years and would do anything in his power to ensure they are not here years from now.

Ten year old Jersey Vargas somehow got to Italy, somehow got to Rome and somehow got to speak with Pope Francis. She asked him to ask President Obama to halt the deportation of her dad who has lived in America for nearly two decades. The Pope did speak with Obama. In his most eloquent manner, the president ensured the Pope that he is “very mindful of the plight of so many illegal immigrants.”

A more eloquent statement would have been to ensure her dad remains in Åmerica.

Joe Is The Law In Arizona!

Maricopa County in Arizona has elections but for over twenty years it has been ruled by the presence of County Sheriff Joe Arpaio who regards his handling of prisoners, and particularly his approach to the so-called rights of those of Hispanic heritage as based on the ideas and constitutional views of the sheriff himself. Joe and his deputies have repeatedly engaged in racial profiling and disregarded rights guaranteed under the Constitution because Joe alone decides what is meant by that document, not some damned liberal minded judge. US district Judge Murray Snow has ordered Joe and his chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan to appear in court and explain how they have disregarded federal mandates to cease and desist from racial profiling and respect rights of those accused of crimes. Joe believes that when he or his deputies arrest someone, they are guilty as charged.

Judge Snow wants video cameras installed in police cars to ensure there is visual evidence as to what occurs when people are arrested. He wants police to undergo training as to how to respect the rights of citizens. There is a video available in which Sheridan is telling fellow deputies “that tells you how ludicrous this crap is” when referring to material about rights. As far as Joe is concerned, the court of Judge Snow, ‘this is not a court of law.”

El Chapo In Prison -Just For Now

The government of Mexico and American police authorities have captured the infamous drug lord, El Chapo. The drug lord is IN JAIL. Do you hear people jumping for joy that the bad guy who has ruined the lives of millions is now in jail. Of course, once before they put El Chapo in a prison and he drove out in a car with the aid of his friends. El Chapo and his men purchase cocaine for about $2,000 in South America and sell the product for about $100,000 in Chicago or New York. Reporters talking with many Mexican farmers discovered they were very upset that THE MAN was no longer free to pursue his drug activities. It turns out that marijuana farmers are terrified the police will burn down their fields and end their ability to make a living. Hundreds of women in Mexican cities are protesting the arrest of a man who claimed to be one of the people and undoubtedly gave money to various charities–of course, the number one charity in his life was –HIMSELF!

Remember how we were promised that if we captured Osama bin Laden then peace would return to the world? Ok, we now have El Chapo locked up in jail. BUT

1. The organization is still functioning.

2. Farmers grow crops and those crops wind up in America because AMERICANS WANT TO PURCHASE DRUGS!

The only solution is to legalize ALL DRUGS!

Texas, Land Of Death

Texas is both a state of mind and a place in which there are human inhabitants. Texas is the home of those who believe killing is simply a way to demonstrate to God that one is a good Christian. Texas is a land of plenty for a few and a land of poverty for many. Texas believes fervently that if one kills a “bad person” then other “bad people” will become good people. Edgar Tamayo is a mentally disabled individual who murdered an innocent person. He was a citizen of Mexico and thus entitled, as any foreigner is when charged with crimes when in a strange land, to assistance from his embassy. Americans overseas immediately contact the US Embassy when charged with a crime. It is an international right recognized by International Courts. The recent death by drugs of Dennis McGuire took 25 agonizing minutes to accomplish.

Former President Bush urged states to recognize our obligations in America to respect the right to consular assistance. Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Texas Governor Rick Perry to hold off on the death sentence for Tamayo and work with Mexican officials. Hell man! This is TEXAS! This is the land where one can kill and kill. Of course, when George Bush was governor of the state he never gave prevented an execution of someone convicted in a courtroom.

It is nice to know that George Bush “found God” and became a new man. Rick Perry doesn’t worry about finding God, all he has to do is look in the mirror.

No Time In Nueva Italia!

Few Americans realize that use of drugs like opium was legal in America until the early years of the twentieth century and thus the people of Mexico did not have to worry about their lives nor were they concerned about drug lords who brought death and destruction to villages. Believe it or not, drugs, in the good old days, were NOT an issue in the country of Mexico. Unfortunately, for Mexicans they, geographically, are close to the giant nation of the United States of America which after taking half of their land, decided to take away their lives by passing crazy drug laws that led to the rise of drug lords in Mexico. In the Mexican state of Michoacan, drug lords wander the streets without fear of anyone pestering them, and they certainly do not wind up in jail. The Knights of Templar rule the land and you either do as they say or may lose, not your job, but your head. Drug lords vie for power and people are caught in their cross-fire of violence.

In response to lack of action by the government of Mexico, bands of vigilantes have emerged to fight drug lords with violence to match their violence. The village of Neuva Italia is now in chaos as vigilantes fight with Knights of Templar and the Mexican army is nowhere to be seen. To make matters even worse, many local villagers adore the Knights of Templar and its leader. Heck, some times he even donates food to them. So gun matches gun, fires are common and people, as always, suffer.

How about Americans ending crazy drug laws and allowing the people of Mexico to enjoy some peace and quiet?

The Immigration Dilemma

President Barack Obama was in San Francisco for an event that dealt with the issue of immigration and how to find ways of persuading Republicans in the House of Representatives to actually confront this issue in an intelligent manner. As he spoke, hecklers blasted the president for failing to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants. A security officer approached a young man, but Obama ordered him to allow the college student to remain in the building. One heckler shouted: “you have a power to stop all deportations.” Of course, he does not.

“Actually, I don’t. If in fact I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, I would do so. But, we are also a nation of laws.” He made certain all hecklers remained in the hall. Even as Obama spoke, John Boehner claimed,”I believe Congress needs to deal with this issue.” Absolutely, it will deal with the issue by doing nothing. After all, that is the Republican mantra.

Just Build A Tunnel

The United States of America currently has about 35,000 Border Police who guard our nation’s borders against the hordes of immigrants seeking to enter. Congress clamors for more fences, higher fences, more guards and more money spent on creating barriers against immigrants. Border patrol agents just discovered a smuggling tunnel that runs from Tijuana in Mexico to San Diego in the USA. It is equipped with llighting, ventilation and an electric rail system to ensure the goods get to the right place in America. The tunnel is the size of six football fields and is linked to warehouses in Mexico. Our beloved drug lords have also turned to aircraft, small fishing boats and, literally hundreds of tunnels in order to get the goods to market.

The American government goes above ground as the Mexican drug lords go below ground. Drugs continue to enter and the government continues to build and hire. In reality, the drug trade along the border of Mexico is simply a job producing enterprise which employs thousands and costs billions. At least the Republican party has discovered one way to get people in America back to working!

End The Dream!

Many Americans had a dream when they voted for Barack Obama over Mitt Romney. The dream was creating a new society in which immigrants, both legal and illegal were finally allowed to gain citizenship in this nation. In particular, there was hope that children brought from Mexico by their parents who had spent their formative years in the United States of America would be granted the road to citizenship. That was then, today is now and now we know that Barack Obama is able to spout wonderful words of liberalism, but in his heart remains a lite version of Mitt Romney. Rocio Hernandez Perez surrendered to border authorities and was then sent to Mexico even though he had spent most of his life in the United States of America. He is one of 25 who belonged to the Dreamer activists, those who wanted to become American citizens, the land they had lived in since childhood.

Who is Barack Obama? For years he has been charged by right wing nut cases with being an illegal person who is not really an American citizen. And, what does he do-deports people who suffer from similar charges of not really being an American. For two hundred years people crossed our northern and southern borders without being stopped. Why not today?

Spies Galore

Each day presents a new story about how the United States of America is spying on a friendly nation-IN THE NAME OF NATIONAL SECURITY! After stories appeared about spying in Brazil, Germany, France, now add Mexico to the list. President Obama is SHOCKED that American spies are spying on our allies. Gee, it is a big surprise to this innocent man from Chicago. He has enforced the most rigid policies of punishment toward those who leak stuff on grounds knowing about anything in our government is a threat to our very lives. The government of Mexico is a bit upset. “Mexico did not ask for an explanation. It asked for an investigation!” So, our president will get over his surprise and do something. I expect a meeting and an explanation, but how can those who engage in the act of spying investigate their own spying??

Barack Obama could use a good course on the topic of human rights. For some reason, this former professor of constitutional law never took his own class.