With all the political speeches going on, I thought about writing something political. Those of you who know me are rolling your eyes and thinking, "Guera!" That's okay, even us blondies have our thoughts. Here are mine.
I'd like to hear one politician talk about fixing the problems at the Mexico border and not just "building a fence" which I think is just a band-aid and no solution. We don't talk about building a fence on the Canadian border. Why is that? Probably because Canadians aren't pouring across the border. They are happy and content with their own country. They have a good economy. They have a good education system and health care. And possibly it is because we have similar cultures (nice way of putting it). So it seems to me if you want to stop our southern neighbors from illegally coming to the US, those are the problems that need addressing. It seems to me that the Monroe Doctrine and Big Stick ideology have not done much for the Americas. We can spend lots of money, blood, sweat, and tears in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan trying to give them a better economy, culture, schools, government, etc. but we do very little for our close neighbors. How can we expect to clean up and police the world when our own backyard stinks?
So what is the hold up on progress in the southern Americas? Hmm, could it be drugs? Ah, now that is the problem we don't want to see or consider. We stick our heads back in the sand. And drug cartels and other villains continue to run countries, and people continue to pour across our border - not to mention the drug problems right here. Okay, that is just a sample of what is on my mind concerning illegal immigration. What do you think?