I was shocked when I heard what the new Mexican President said about Mexican Borders Language and Culture in his state of the Union(?) Speech last night. Despite the fact that I don't like Pat Buchanan because he is not in any way a Constitutional Conservative, he makes some good points below from Townhall.com:
Buenas Noches, America
By Patrick J. Buchanan
"Mexico does not end at its borders. ... Where there is a
Mexican, there is Mexico."
That astonishing claim, by Mexican President Felipe
Calderon, in his state of the nation address at the
National Palace Sunday, brought his audience wildly
cheering to its feet.
Were the United States a serious nation, Calderon's claim
that Mexico extends into the United States would have
produced an instant demand from the U.S. ambassador for
clarification. Failing to receive it, he would have packed
his bags, and the United States would be on the verge of
severing diplomatic relations.
In an earlier time, U.S. troops would be rolling to the
For this is not the first time an arrogant Mexican ruler
has made a claim to extra-territorial rights inside the
United States and, indeed, to U.S. territory. Mexico's
presidents have gotten into a habit of suborning treason
against the United States.
In 1995, President Ernesto Zedillo told a Dallas audience
of U.S. citizens of Mexican descent, "You are Mexicans,
Mexicans who live north of the border." I.e., you owe
loyalty to Mexico, not Uncle Sam.
In 1997, Zedillo brought a Chicago gathering of La Raza to
its feet by exclaiming, "I have proudly affirmed that the
Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its
In 1998, Mexico changed its constitution to restore citizen-
ship to Mexican-Americans who have taken an oath of
allegiance to the United States and renounced loyalty to
any other country.
Purpose: loosen their ties of loyalty to the United States,
re-knit their ties of loyalty to Mexico, and persuade
Mexican-Americans to vote Mexico's interests in the U.S.A.
Put Mexico first, even if you have taken an oath of
allegiance to the United States.
In June 2004, President Vicente Fox took the Zedillo road
to the Mexican-American community in Chicago. There, he,
too, declared: "We are Mexicans that live in our
territories, and we are Mexicans that live in other
territories. In reality, there are 120 million that live
together and are working together to construct a nation."
President Fox was saying that the construction of his
nation is taking place -- inside our nation. Is that not
In 2005, the head of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad,
Carlos Gutierrez, asserted, "The Mexican nation goes
beyond the borders that contain Mexico."
What these Mexicans politicians are saying is that Mexico
extends into the United States, and the first loyalty of
all men and women of Mexican ancestry is, no matter where
they live, to Mexico.
Mexico's rulers believe in a nation of history, blood and
soil that pre-existed, and supersedes, any pledge of
allegiance any Mexican may make to another country,
especially to the United States.
Is George W. Bush vaguely aware of any of this?
At the Quebec summit, Bush mocked the idea of a merger of a
North American Union as a fantasy of conspiracy theorists.
"It's quite comical actually, to realize the difference
between reality and what some people on TV are talking
Calderon laughed it off, too. "I'd be happy with one foot
in Mexicali and one in Tijuana." But in his state of the
nation, Felipe is talking about one foot in Mexico and one
in Los Angeles.
Is Bush oblivious to what his friend Vicente Fox laid down
in Madrid in 2002 as the long-term strategy of Mexico?
"Eventually, our long-range objective is to establish with
the United States ... an ensemble of connections and
institutions similar to those created by the European
Union, with the goal of attending to future themes as
important as ... the freedom of movement of capital,
goods, services and persons. The new framework we wish
to construct is inspired in the example of the European
Fox is talking about the erasure of borders.