Allan on December 16th, 2014

My family and I visit Mexico each summer.  This past summer, while visiting Mexico, we took a side trip to the island-nation of Cuba, where we spent a week.  It was a fascinating visit.

Americans are forbidden by the U.S. government to visit Cuba as tourists, but are allowed to visit Cuba for cultural, scientific or religious reasons.  It was under the religious exception that we visited.

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Article by Allan Wall, published on Mexidata.info, December 1st, 2014.

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The Iguala atrocity was an outrageous and deadly collaboration between a local government and a criminal gang.  It occurred in southern Mexico’s violence-prone Guerrero state, which had Mexico’s highest murder rate last year. 

The principal explanation of what occurred after the disappearance is that the 43 students were killed, their bodies burned and dumped in a river.  Until recently, there was no forensic proof for this, but now one of the victims has been identified.

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Article published on Mexidata.info, December 15th, 2014.

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Allan on December 9th, 2014

Plans are underway to construct a new airport in Mexico City.

Mexico City’s current international airport is at capacity, and a larger one is needed.  This past summer, my family and I flew in and out of Mexico City  on our way to Cuba and the airport seemed crowded – the planes seemed close to each other.

The  new planned airport was announced by Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto on September 2nd, 2014, in the annual “Informe” (equivalent to the U.S. State of the Union Address).

This is an ambitious undertaking and, if completed as planned, would be a spectacular structure.

The new airport is to be constructed adjacent to the  current airport.   The initial  cost estimate was  9.1 billion U.S. dollars, but that estimate has since been revised upwards to 13 billion USD.   It wouldn’t be surprising if it winds up costing even more.

Construction is to begin next year, in 2015.  Funding is to be 58% public and 42% private.

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Article published December 8th, 2014, on Mexidata.info.

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The Christian Post ran a story entitled Evangelicals Split Over Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration.

One should be careful with titles, however.   The article is not about disagreement among evangelicals in general, but among prominent activists of the Evangelical Immigration Table, which is a pro-amnesty evangelical group financed by atheist/globalist George Soros.   I call them the Soros Evangelicals.

The disagreement is not over the final goal, which is amnesty for illegal aliens, it’s over the best way to achieve that amnesty.

Evangelicals should not be bamboozled into supporting amnesty.

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Blog entry by Allan Wall, published   November 30th, 2014 on VDARE.COM.

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Allan on November 28th, 2014

In our system of government, the legislative branch  (Congress at the national level) is supposed to make the laws.   A determined president, however, can pass legislation unilaterally by  (a) signing an executive order or some other sort of presidential edict, or (b) having  various government departments  pass regulations.

 
Of course, if Congress is doing its job, it can stop the President from doing this sort of thing.   However, if Congress just lets it happen, the President can get away with it.
President Obama has an agenda and he is determined to advance this agenda.  Recently, for example, he announced that he is unilaterally giving an amnesty to many illegal aliens.   Also, the administration recently released a collection of thousands of proposed regulations which are to be finalized in the next few months.   This includes regulation which could open the door to federal jurisdiction over small bodies of water (ponds, even puddles) on private property.

 
For more information, see my recent blog entries entitled It’s Not Just immigration, Obama Unilateralism Continues – Saturday Night Live Notices and   Obama Admits: “I Just Took An Action To Change The Law”.

 
Congress needs to be more assertive in protecting its prerogatives and prevent the Executive Branch from grabbing so much power.   And, the American people need  to be more vigilant, in keeping an eye on what both the President and the Congress are doing, or failing to do.

 
For an example of a power grab which was prevented, by public outcry, consider the example of the recent farm labor regulations the administration tried to impose but gave up on after so many objected.

1.  Cheapest price, approved
2.  Labor Department Withdraws Proposed Meddlesome Rule Changes Governing Youth Farm Labor

 

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Allan on November 24th, 2014

Protests continue in Mexico, as people call for justice in the case of the Iguala kidnapping and massacre.

On November 20th (anniversary of the Mexican Revolution) protests were held, including a big one in Mexico’s Zocalo Square.

Will the protests over Iguala have serious political repercussions, or will they eventually just fizzle out and be replaced by protests over other causes or  newer outrages?

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Article by Allan Wall, published November 24th, 2014, on Mexidata.info.

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Emperor Obama has handed down his Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Edict, and  wants Congress to  just accept it.     But don’t worry, it’s already been accepted by other branches of the U.S. government – Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.   After all, these countries seem to have a veto over our immigration policy.

About 5 minutes after Obama’s speech was done, the Mexican Foreign Ministry  released a statement on its website.

The Mexican government, you see, follows U.S. immigration developments very closely.   So do the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

Say, how about regular Americans?  Do we have any say on immigration policy?

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Article by Allan Wall, published Nov. 22nd, 2014, on VDARE.COM.

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Allan on November 18th, 2014

In his classic The Art of War, ancient Chinese martial sage Sun Tzu said that   “… to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”

The Obama Administration, with the support of the Mainstream Media, controls the upper ground. Despite the fact that his party just lost a congressional election, Obama feels supremely confident that he can pass this unilateral amnesty with no significant consequences. Obama may well be right, if the Republicans do not resist him. Really, considering that the the head of the opposition in the House is John Boehner, how much confidence can you have?

After all, look what Obama has already done in permitting, even encouraging and rewarding, illegal immigration. Where was the resistance?

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Blog entry by allan Wall, published on VDARE.COM, November 17th, 2014.

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Allan on November 3rd, 2014

Iguala is in the news for the recent atrocity, the massacre of students and disappearance and possible massacre of 43 others.

However, it’s not only Iguala, the state of Guerrero is a violent state.

As for Mexico in general, the crime statistics are studied to see where the trends are going.   Apparently,  trends aren’t going in the same direction.

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Article by Allan Wall, published on Mexidata.info, November 3rd, 2014.

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On March 31st, 2014, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a U.S. Marine vet/reservist, accidentally drove into Mexico with three weapons and ammunition.  Tahmooressi was arrested and jailed.

As an American who