We have a president who announces to the entire world that our country, America, has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive to them.
I guess you could call that change.
And now we read this? U.S. aid delays in drug war criticized ...Mexicans say...
When did a corrupt to the core neighbor become the American citizen's responsibility?
I say it isn't. For years Americans have said, seal our border. Americans have begged, not asked but begged our government to protect our American families on our soil. If our American government had controlled our side of this shared border we would have protected Mexico's families as well our own.
You do realize that, correct? But our American government has done little for American citizens.
Now this week the president of Mexico's Chamber of Deputies states that 1) Mexico is fighting in the streets; 2) Mexicans are killing Mexicans using arms that were illegally exported from the United States and; 3) he closes by informing our government that what Mexico needs is true solidarity with the United States of America.
Do you know what the word solidarity means people?
I do. Solidarity means "unity: (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, and standards."
Under the U.S. Constitution, we can have no 'true solidarity' with anyone other than our own states located within our own borders, for it is as the preamble writes: "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." There is no mention of multiple unions and prosperity promises outside of our own country.
A true act of solidarity with Mexico is simply not possible unless we dismantle our own United States Constitution. One cannot have it both ways.
But if we follow the game plan of Movie Stars in our midst, the one who stated to Europe that we should be seeking to partner with them too, perhaps anything will be possible today.
Do you remember this campaign promise, one of the Promised Hope and Change? I remember that and I believe we are seeing change all right, but being equal partners with any and all is not quite what I had envisioned as the Hope for America.
"Bastante ya" or "Enough already."
And really, enough is enough already.
Marty Lich may be contacted at Martyincol@juno.com.