Yesterday (20 May 2010), Mexican Presidente Felipe Calderon had the cojones to address a joint session of Congress – OUR Congress, not his own – and ask that they pass legislation to restrict gun rights and amnestize illegal aliens, as well as criticizing Arizona’s new illegal alien law.
Talk about chutzpah.
First of all, it’s completely unprecedented – not to mention a complete breach of any kind of protocol – for a foreign “leader” to interfere in our domestic policies.
In this case, it’s also hypocritical beyond belief.
In Mexico, illegal aliens are – if caught – subject to two years in prison, loss of all property, and immediate deportation after they’ve served their term. A second offense brings a ten year sentence and deportation. Foreigners – legal or otherwise – have very limited ability to own property, and may not participate in any way in the political process; show up at a demonstration, get deported.
Yet Calderon has the gall to criticize Arizona’s new illegal alien law, and this country’s unwillingness to grant amnesty to the millions of Mexicans in this country illegally.
In Mexico, gun ownership is extremely limited. Look at the result: virtual open warfare on the streets of that country, as drug gangs and corrupt cops shoot it out. Yet Calderon wants the 1994 Clinton gun ban – which expired during the Bush administration – reinstated.
Hey, dummy! Why don’t you fix your own problems before worrying about someone else’s country?
Here’s my suggestion to Calderon: repeal all your own restrictive gun laws; maybe issue guns to all your citizens. Then see what happens. Your rampant crime problems would probably go away. Sadly for you, your own corrupt government would also probably be overthrown.
Mexico is without doubt the very embodiment of a corrupt banana-republic Third World mess. Yet Calderon takes it upon himself to criticize the one country that keeps his own country from dissolving into complete anarchy, a Western Hemisphere version of Somalia.
Ola, Felipe Calderon!....chingate!
(That’s the essay title, in Calderon’s native lingo)
PS: I emailed a copy of this essay, as well as the blog link, to the Mexican Embassy. I wouldn't want them to miss the fun.
PPS: Check out Tom McClintock's response to Calderon here: Here
My kind of guy.