photo of El Presidente Obama speaking to students at the Mexican Anthropological Museum
I’m exaggerating a little. He didn’t exactly say he hates us but he sure doesn’t respect those of use who don’t share his far left views. So much for him being president of all the people.
Barack Obama unabashedly apologized for us in a speech before students at the Mexican Anthropological Museum this morning.
President Obama does not speak for citizens when he presumes that we all dislike illegal immigration through Mexico because we have stereotypes of Mexicans based on drug cartels. There are drug runners coming across the border because our border is open and Obama cleverly uses that fact to turn it into faux bigotry.
“You see the difference between the world as it is and the world as it could to be; between old attitudes that stifle progress and the new thinking that allows us to connect and collaborate across cultures. And by the way, that includes how we think about the relationship between Mexico and the United States.
Despite all the bonds and the values that we share, despite all the people who claim heritage on both sides, our attitudes sometimes are trapped in old stereotypes. Some Americans only see the Mexico that is depicted in sensational headlines of violence and border crossings. And let’s admit it, some Mexicans think that America disrespects Mexico, or thinks that America is trying to impose itself on Mexican sovereignty, or just wants to wall ourselves off. And in both countries such distortions create misunderstandings that make it harder for us to move forward together. So I’ve come to Mexico because I think it’s time for us to put the old mind-sets aside. It’s time to recognize new realities — including the impressive progress of today’s Mexico.” (Clapping)
The idea that our concerns are based on old stereotypes and not a belief in borders and border security is offensive. The idea that he is debasing us to a foreign power is concerning.
He saw fit to blame the US for Mexico’s drug war problem:
And in the United States, we recognize our responsibilities. We understand that much of the root cause of violence that’s been happening here in Mexico, for which many so Mexicans have suffered, is the demand for illegal drugs in the United States. And so we’ve got to continue to make progress on that front. (Clapping)
He also promised to limit our Second Amendment rights:
And we also recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States. (Clapping) I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms, and as President I swore an oath to uphold that right and I always will. But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States. It’s the right thing to do. (Clapping) So we’ll keep increasing the pressure on gun traffickers who bring illegal guns into Mexico. We’ll keep putting these criminals where they belong — behind bars.
We recognize we’ve got work to do on security issues, but we also recognize our responsibility — as a nation that believes that all people are created equal — we believe it’s our responsibility to make sure that we treat one another with dignity and respect. And this includes recognizing how the United States has been strengthened by the extraordinary contributions of immigrants from Mexico and by Americans of Mexican heritage. (Clapping)
He apologized for some Americans not being receptive enough to illegal immigration. Our country has allowed people to flood into our country, use our schools, our healthcare, and our welfare systems but we get no credit for that.
He seems to believe that Mexico holds no responsibility for their citizens coming into our country illegally. He thinks that we should apologize for not being thrilled about open borders:
“…but we’re also a nation of immigrants. Like every nation we have a responsibility to ensure that our laws are upheld. But we also know that, as a nation of immigrants, the immigration system we have in the United States right now doesn’t reflect our values. It separates families when we should be reuniting them. It’s led to millions of people to live in the shadows. It deprives us of the talents of so many young people — even though we know that immigrants have always been the engine of our economy, starting some of our greatest companies and pioneering new industries.
That’s one of the reasons I acted to lift the shadow of deportation from what we call the DREAMers — young people brought to the United States as children. (Applause.) And that’s why I’m working with our Congress to pass common-sense immigration reform this year. (Clapping) I’m convinced we can get it done. Reform that continues to strengthen border security and strengthen legal immigration, so citizens don’t have to wait years to bring their families to the United States. Reform that holds everyone accountable — so immigrants get on the right side of the law and so immigrants are not exploited and abused. And most of all, reform that gives millions of undocumented individuals a pathway to earn their citizenship. And I’m optimistic that — after years of trying — we are going to get it done this year. I’m absolutely convinced of it.”(Clapping)
If you want to listen to Obama’s inspirational speech, click the link.