Monday letters: Mexico nothing but a parasite

08/04/2014 4:10 PM

08/04/2014 4:11 PM

Mexico is not our friend. It is almost as if it has declared war on the United States. It is happy to encourage not only the illegal immigration to America of its citizens by inaction but also those of other countries with its open-border policies.

Mexico is like a parasite, a big tick hanging on the underbelly of the United States, sucking out our culture, our heritage and our sovereignty. All the while taking our money and our nation’s wealth through aid from us. It has eager hands out to take aid in the pretense of fighting a war on drugs. If it was serious about stopping drug dealers, human trafficking and slavery, it would seal the border with us with its army. The same as United States must do. If it was serious.

Cutting the shipping routes used by mules, coyotes and drug dealers would be more effective than the Mexican army and police chasing them. But Mexico has no desire to seal its borders. An open border allows it to dump its poor and diseased citizens on the United States, basically treating them as garbage. Mexico’s “garbage” then sends money back home, another reason not to seal the border.

It is hard to see which government is more corrupt as to illegal immigration and drug smuggling — the United States or Mexico. It is hard to refer to the U.S. government as “our” government when it does not look after our best interests. We must be equally mad at Mexico, which is committing terrorism against our culture, our heritage, our sovereignty and this nation’s future.

J. Richard Gosnell

Spartanburg

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