In clarification of my last letter, perhaps most readers don't know who bawdy, foul-mouthed comedian Lenny Bruce was, nor do they remember the landmark freedom of speech case he won, defeating my Constitutional Law professor, who was then the Assistant District Attorney in San Francisco who prosecuted the case.
The truly sad thing about this push for a large scale employment of Mexicans in the US is that it may fulfill a prophesy of President Vicente Fox of Mexico, who is quoted to having said, "How do you eat an elephant? . . . One bite at a time." He was referring, of course, to the relationship between Mexico and the US. Believe it or not, the largest export from the US to Mexico is US currency, exported by Mexicans in the US sending it to their poverty-stricken relatives, it is the backbone of the stability of much of rural Mexico, and soon the demographics of California will put Hispanics in the majority, and in political power, providing even more money to the impoverished of Mexico. But at the same time, those dollars are not being spent for goods and services in the United States. That's a scary thought.
One only needs to go back to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and its breaches by the US government, the most egregious concerning ownership of land in the South West, mainly California, and then understand that there is an extremely militant Mexican contingent on both sides of the border, who, like some Southerners in the USA who are still figuratively fighting the American Civil War, continue to begrudge America's inexcusable breaches of that treaty, and intend to do something about it.
We must realize that there is more to this Mexican immigration issue than just immigration - there is jealousy, militancy, hatred and a hidden agenda. It is about the mouse consuming the elephant. And that is sad, because everyone suffers.
David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA
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