Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Instead of sending more U.S. troops to the Mexican border, Barack Obama should concentrate on fixing the drug problem here in the U.S. I mean legalizing all street drugs and bringing them under the control of the state or federal government. The government could then tax all drug sales and keep track of all buyers and sellers in the market. Mexico could do the same.

But by sending troops to the border, we are making the same mistake as Felipe Calderon, president of the Republic of Mexico. The army has no business engaging in domestic police actions. The U.S. has laws against using its army in this way. Troops along the border raise questions of violating U.S. law.

I want an open border where people are free to come or go as they please. No one should be termed "illegal" for entering the U.S. without proper papers. We should welcome all immigrants who come here for peaceful and lawful purposes, such as to obtain jobs or to make a better life for their families. I call upon Barack Obama: tear down that wall built by Bush between Mexico and the U.S.!

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