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Friday, January 16, 2015

Impertinence of the Mexican Government

In a colossal display of impertinence, the Mexican government attacked Texas Governor Rick Perry for sending National Guard troops to guard our southern border. The Mexicans accused Perry of taking this action to advance his own political ambitions. Perry did order 1,000 National Guardsmen to the border in July in support roles to assist the Texas Department of Public Safety, which Perry believes was necessary to compensate for federal non-action. They are deployed in support roles such as observation and tracking of illegal activity.

The Mexico City annual conference of the Telmex Foundation, headed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, included speeches by Hillary Clinton and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Slim was perhaps repaying the honor of having received the 2012 Global Citizen Award from the Clinton Global Initiative. In his keynote speech in September to this meeting of so-called “global citizens,” Zuckerberg took the opportunity to attack America’s laws, and called our immigration policy “unfit for today’s world.”

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in Mexico City for a separate meeting in September, but he found time to attack the United States for what he called its “foolish regulation” of energy, such as laws that help keep oil and gas prices low by limiting the export of those precious resources. He refused to answer reporters’ questions about security along our border with Mexico. Meanwhile, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto made a “state visit” to California. He was allowed to address a joint session of the California state legislature in Spanish and praised legislators for allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses and state-funded scholarships at public universities.

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