A Modest Immigration Proposal

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With the news that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has embarked on a tour of Latin America (hat tip: FR), we should wonder whether our country's priorities are properly ordered.

If you've got a distant-foreign violent moron leader getting chummy with other moron leaders who just happen to be situated along the Pan-American Highway, you might have a problem if you happen to live in the U.S.

Such ruminations evoke thoughts about the southern border.

I have spoken with two separate parents of children fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan who opined "we should bring them all home and put them on our southern border." I'm guessing plenty of Americans have had that exact same thought.

Here's my thought:

Why not bring most of our overseas-stationed troops home (ok, leave 135,000 in Iraq for a few more months), and put them on our southern border, and then SEND THEM ACROSS THE BORDER to make Mexico our 51st state, and then leave the necessary handful on the Mexico-Guatemala border and just worry about defending THAT one? It's one-third the size, for cryin' out loud. And although it's a mess, it's not as big a mess as the current U.S.-Mexico border.

Downside: Lot's of Mexicans go on U.S. welfare in the short term.

Upsides: The aforementioned millions of Mexicans get the chance to improve their lives. Replacing the Mexican government with an American state government will eliminate an incredibly corrupt institution once and for all. Consequently, Mexico's substantial natural resources could be developed in such a way that selling would not yield money down a rat hole as it does now.

I think there would be a huge amount of support from the revolutionaries and the biggest problem would be the handful of former plutocrats heading north. We could give THEM all soccer teams to run, and that would be the end of that.

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charles said:

I know you are being facetious, but it's pretty funny suggesting that the way to solve the problem if illegal immigrants from mexico is to make every person in mexico a legal citizen of America.

Isn't that the democrat's plan?

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man said:

alright, ya got me. That's the dumbest thing you've ever said. ever.

Iran, in an efort to establish itself as a relevant geo-political force, is chumming up to SA leaders, who might be getting the impression that the US has been giving them the cold sholder, and you have the brilliant idea to make things better by invading Mexico. Damnit, that's crazy.

And that's the only downside you can imagine???? you're joking, right? Let's bring our troops home from one failed war and start another one which will only further alienate us in the world.

Christ almighty.

I thought, of all people, you'd be with me on this one big guy.

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