Submitted By Todd on March 12th at 10:22am
laws of the United States.
President Obama weighed in Wednesday on the escalating drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that he was looking at possibly deploying National Guard troops to contain the violence but ruled out any immediate military move.When it comes to enlisting new voters, Democrats don't care much about U.S. laws, nor about what's in the best interest of the country. But they will be concerned with how to make their proposal politically palatable in a bad economy, and when there's a war on the border.
We're going to examine whether and if National Guard deployments would make sense and under what circumstances they would make sense," Obama said during an interview with journalists for regional papers, including a McClatchy reporter.This puts some pro-illegal arguments in a different light. There's the one about how we have no right to make laws about immigration into U.S. territory that was taken as war spoils from Mexico.
"I don't have a particular tipping point in mind," he said. "I think it's unacceptable if you've got drug gangs crossing our borders and killing U.S. citizens."There's another one about how it's immoral not to welcome them in because many die trying to break into the country.
Already this year there have been 1,000 people killed in Mexico along the border, following 2008's death toll of 5,800, according to federal officials who credit Mexican President Felipe Calderon for a crackdown on drug cartels.As Mexico melts down politically, some say with risk of collapse, how will they continue to argue that it is only racism that drives those who want to enforce the laws of our country?