My suggestion today is to accept the wishes of the Mexican government with the understanding that it works both ways. This from Who Are We,
“Homeland governments encourage their people to leave their country and facilitate their doing so. Immediately after his election, Vicente Fox announced his long-term goal of an open border with the free movement of people between Mexico and the United States.” page 280Okay. Let’s give them what they want. Let’s have free movement across borders and all of the implications that Fox has no trouble with north of the old border. I am thinking that it would not take all that long for Americans to sniff the wind and smell opportunity.
Mexico is a country rich in natural resources with a large population of potential workers. The things that have held them back have been a class oriented government and a culture that likes to take a nap in the afternoon. If turned loose under the same lack of restraints northern bound Mexicans have, just think of all the wealth waiting to be realized by southern bound Yankees. It would be a repeat of the 1840's when Americans moved into California, started loaning money to the large land owners and marrying their daughters. Before you knew it they owned the state.
And if we allow the free markets to be free, think of the potential customers waiting to spend the new found wealth from all those jobs. It reminds me of two shoe salesmen sent to a country where no one wore shoes. One said it was a hopeless task because everyone went barefoot. The next demanded a huge shipment and more help because everyone needed shoes.
It would take some time to adjust but I think the American dream can be transferred and free enterprise can cause a revolution socially and politically. And keep in mind that when the cartels started telling the Americans what to do we would pay the same attention to the gun laws that they do. In time we would see the Americanization of what used to be Mexico.
Who knows, it might be that Mexico becomes Americanized rather than the United States becoming part of Mexico.
Huntington, Samuel P. Who Are We? New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.
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