Presented in all its absurdity and overt threat to the U.S. is this Vicente Fox speech that he made in Madrid in May 16, 2002. Please take a moment and read it, noting that some parts have been omitted:
In recent years a new International System has been developing, oriented toward the establishment of norms and principles of universal jurisdiction, above national sovereignty, in the areas of what is called the New Agenda, such as human rights and democracy, questions of gender and discrimination, the protection of the environment or the war on organized crime and corruption.
.... The construction of new rules of international co-existence must continue.... we are actively participating in various forums in the construction of this international architecture.
Mexico is closely linked with the European nations for historical reasons and because of cultural affinity.
.....it is logical that Mexico approach Europe. We have an identity of values which unites us with the European nations, even more than with our neighbors of North America.
The second axis of Mexico's foreign policy has been the construction of a strategic association for prosperity with the United States and Canada....
The density and complexity of the themes of our bilateral agenda with the United States.... has a particular dimension for the presence of large Mexican communities settled in that country, more than 20 million Mexicans.
In the last few months we have managed to achieve an improvement in the situation of many Mexicans in that country, regardless of their migratory status, through schemes that have permitted them access to health and education systems, identity documents, as well as the full respect for their labor and human rights.
All this has meant, in the past year, an extraordinary conceptual advance on the subject of immigration and in the importance of moving gradually toward the regularization of the migratory situation of our fellow Mexicans in the United States, a number that is estimated at between 3 and 4 million Mexicans.
Eventually, our long-range objective is to establish with the United States, but also with Canada, our other regional partner, 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 future prosperity of North America, and 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 Union...
....we have to confront ..... what I dare to call the Anglo-Saxon prejudice against the establishment of supra-national organizations.
Nevertheless, I believe that with realism we can overcome the obstacles and construct a more prosperous and secure community for our peoples.
If you're a regular reader of this blog, you will probably have been fisking as you read. However, if you aren't familiar with this topic, I now suggest you read this article, which includes inline commentary on this speech and a large number of explanatory links.
According to the Cato Institute and many American politicians, there is no security threat from allowing millions of Mexican illegal aliens to settle in the U.S. To anyone who is intellectually honest, Fox' comments make it patently clear that that's false.
Immigration2005a · Wed, 01/19/2005 - 21:34 · Importance: 1