"I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Gonna Take It Anymore"
LtCol Oliver L. North's Freedom Alliance
Immigration Solution: Do as Mexico Does, Ha!
As hundreds of thousands of protesters gather on Monday to show their
support for the pro-immigration movement, Freedom Alliance
(www.freedomalliance.org) plans to start a movement of its own, the “I’m
Mad as Hell and I’m Not Gonna Take it Anymore!” coalition.
Freedom Alliance is asking Americans to call, email and fax their
congressional offices – particularly those in support of illegal
immigrants, talk radio, local newspapers and whoever will listen and say
“immigration is out of control, I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Gonna Take
“Senator Reid won’t take immigration seriously until illegal immigrants
begin invading Capitol Hill or his cushy office,” said Freedom Alliance
President, Tom Kilgannon. “His wavering on the immigration bill shows
why he is the minority party leader, he isn’t listening the majority of
“What’s more, people are protesting for rights for illegals in America
that they aren’t entitled to in Mexico,” says Freedom Alliance
Immigration Policy Analyst, Jon Dougherty. “Let’s give Congress
something to worry about while on recess for the next two weeks.”
According to an official translation published by the Organization of
American States, the Mexican constitution includes the following
- Pursuant to Article 33, “Foreigners may not in any way participate in
the political affairs of the country.” This ban applies, among other
things, to participation in demonstrations and the expression of
opinions in public about domestic politics like those much in evidence
in Los Angeles, New York and elsewhere in recent days.
Equal Employment rights are denied to immigrants, even legal ones.
Article 32: “Mexicans shall have priority over foreigners under equality
of circumstances for all classes of concessions and for all employment,
positions, or commissions of the Government in which the status of
citizenship is not indispensable.”
- Article 11 guarantees federal protection against “undesirable aliens
resident in the country.” What is more, private individuals are
authorized to make citizen's arrests. Article 16 states, “In cases of
flagrante delicto, any person may arrest the offender and his
accomplices, turning them over without delay to the nearest
authorities.” In other words, Mexico grants its citizens the right to
arrest illegal aliens and hand them over to police for prosecution.
Imagine the Minutemen exercising such a right!
- The Mexican constitution states that foreigners -- not just illegal
immigrants -- may be expelled for any reason and without due process.
According to Article 33, “the Federal Executive shall have the exclusive
power to compel any foreigner whose remaining he may deem inexpedient to
abandon the national territory immediately and without the necessity of
previous legal action.”
"Mexico has rarely been a reliable ally in terms of helping staunch the
illegal flow of its citizens to the United States. In fact, Mexico
usually does all it can to aid that process," Dougherty said. "But
clearly, over the years, Mexican lawmakers have put their own people and
their own nation first in terms of drafting immigration and foreign
labor laws. For once, American lawmakers can follow the lead of their
counterparts south of the border. They should adopt the same laws."
Mark Reiff <firstname.lastname@example.org>