Dear Mexican, Your argument that it's too expensive and time consuming for Mexicans to legally immigrate to the U.S. has no basis in logic or fact. According to your logic, Mexicans can't afford to pay "a couple thousand dollars," and wait for what could be years to migrate legally, but they are perfectly willing and apparently able to pay "thousands of dollars in smuggling fees and subject themselves to the terrorizing whims of coyotes." This makes no sense. So, let's see if I've got this right. Because they can't afford to "waste years in poverty" or pay what is required to immigrate legally, you think it's alright to break our laws and even steal someone Else's identity which enables them to work here illegally, and possibly obtain government benefits because the conditions in their own country are just too inhumane. In addition, you think, "American jobs for Americans only is creating "an insular, xenophobic economy that keeps away all foreign labor" some how equates to wanting "nothing to do with foreign investors." Well, this is what I think. You sir, and others of your ilk are the very same people who seek open borders and a one world government, and are attempting to destroy this country by turning it into a third-world Marxist, Socialist, Communist, Banana-Republic. Therefore, I feel I must warn you. It will be a cold day in Hell before real Americans let you and your Marxist, Socialist, Progressive, Democrats get away with destroying this country. Oh, and by the way, I am a Libertarian.
"Reconquista is for naught."
Can help me understand reconquista - I see it but really don't have a point of reference other than say Spain during the time of the Moorish occupation.
In this commentary, Hasta la Madre en Sta. Bárbara makes a common mistake, but one which deserves correcting: There is no official language in the United States of America. English is the common language of the United States. It is in that respect, the common language of this country, but it is not in any legal respect, the official language at the Federal level.
HOWEVER, English is the official language of U.S. states. Twenty-seven states have recognized English as an official language, either via statutory or constitutional law (or both). Louisiana, Maine, and New Mexico additionally recognize English as a de facto official language, but it is not, per se, codified as such.
For more information, see
(1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_… ; or
icecld2 is right to dismiss the overharsh and unrealistic insistence on standard, textbook Spanish in the courtroom when the people being translated for likely don't understand it, but nowhere does the letter writer argue for Castillian Spanish to be used. Mexican Spanish has normative, standard forms of its own that many immigrants do not understand. Castillian has nothing to do with the conversation.
That's exactly how I feel regarding cockney English as opposed to the proper Queen's English.
I REALLY hate these pedantic "proper" language promoters. Castillian Spanish is non-existent in the U.S. Most people speak in vernacular language in both English and Spanish. So bug out biatch.
Discrimination is interesting in Mexico and it isn't always meant as hurtful. If you have big nose your chato or narison. If your fat gorda, torta etc. If your black (because I'm in the U.S. I'm not even going to write what your called in spanish). They pretty much call it like they see it and nothing more. Now there is an undercurrent that creates a true discrimination for skin tone lighter the better. This is more a Spanish vs. Indian thing than black versus white.
So if you can go to the doctor for 150 pesos ($12) that isn't solcialized medicine? The PRI ran Mexico (corrupte socialists) for 90 years and finally the people got fed up and voted them out. (Things didn't improve enough so they are on the rise again). Carlos Slim was handed telmex by the pri not the pan. I live in Jalisco for 2 years and the young capitalists I worked with hate the corruption and deal with it because it is what they know. The working class has FREE health care if they are employed, they enjoy credits towards buying property given by their employer and the government, it is also their retirement system INFONAVIT. Please I'm guessing the columnist is a Mexican American and knows little politically of Mexico.
teach me Latin
the richest human is the one that remembers the future
not ever having met any of these mOGULS i can see clearly the portal
oops the word is still with and the word is still in\\describable
spirit approves this comment.
Dear Mexican, I love Mexicans and want to be reincarnated as a Mexican when I die, so I moved to Mexico to increase my chances. I just heard that a California/Mexican/Jewish family canceled Easter and replaced it with Passover at the Grand Bay Hotel, Colima, this year. Do you have any idea on how powerful Jewish influence in Mexico is, concerning the practice of the covenant law upon the least of our brothers? I don't want to be sexually mutilated, against the teaching of Christianity, again as what happened to me in the US. They use it like a form of eugenics.
Holy cow.. he actually believe that territory belongs to Mexico. Maybe did belong to Mexico.
It belongs to the American Indians who settled it.. not a bunch of idiots riding across the deset stopping occassionally and saying... I hereby claim this land for Spain and the Pope. Whoe.. I just said Spain. Somebody lift the rug while i sweep it under.
icecld2 You might not be considered a american, but i am ! ! ! ! this is what makes AMERICA , giving people the right to express there opinions!
Super to want all people to be knowledgeable about art by way of museums and such, but I have a major nomination for wonderful.
As a tutor - read, retired teacher who can still be useful - I have visited most libraries in the Tucson system to meet with students, and the most attended, most active and most involved staff is the one on Valencia. It is unbelievable busy with families in and out at all times of the day. The majority of the constitutents there are Hispanic and Native Americans, plus our newest citizens from Africa. The kids are respectful, the adults are supportive and the air is full of excitement for books and what they contain. Bravo, Valencia!!!
Wakeen43 You are not considered American. It is good to be bilingual as I am, but not to the point where I can say English is a Must. You see I remember where my grandparents came from and I also realize that to the people that only speack english I am and always will be considered a mojado even though I have no accent when I speak english. Once they find out my last name, the the attitude changes. They don't say it outright but one can tell, in their mind, once a mojado always a mojado. Roll that up and smoke it.
Dear ask a Mexican ,
I would like to tell you a story. A story that decribes AMERICA ( TO ME) , my wife, kids and I went out for breafast. I noticed four other familes there. One american indian, oreintal , russian, caucasian, and us hispanic. all familes were talking ( in there own language ) to them selves, but when the waitress starts taken their order, they all talk in english. One big melting pot with one thing in common. ENGLISH . I believe in keeping your heritage but i also belive if your going to be an american, english is a must!
just a story i wanted to share............
I am asking a Mexican:
How come the media refuses to cover the six year old Arizona poker war? Wouldn’t the indictment of a retired member of the State judiciary on felony charges be newsworthy to any responsible news organization?
Why is the media refusing to share the story of the Arizona Poker War between the players and the BIA gambling cartel? Is it because they know the Tribes are in control of nothing (they are all government wards) and that the BIA has commandeered the tribal names to run their own criminal empire?
Maybe it is because The International Card & Game Players Association of Tombstone, Arizona (ICGPA www.icgpa.org) has for over half a decade, refused to concede authority to the Arizona Department of Gaming and their amoral and illicit gambling compact?
The ICGPA maintains that the Sport of Poker is lawful under Arizona law and exempted from the gambling statute by definition as a bona fide global business in the sports and entertainment industry. They insist that the State of Arizona cannot grant authority over poker to any entity outside of the reach of the people or their laws.
They also insist that the entire Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is a criminal empire resulting from a violent political coup d’état; executed by the Administration of Andrew Jackson and Congress. The poker players union cites the Supreme Court case of John Marshall and the Court’s findings regarding the Indian Removal Act (See Cherokee v Georgia 1830).
The media has openly refused to cover anything related to the conflict with the BIA gambling cartel; including, the overthrow of the Supreme Court, and the instillation of the Indian Affairs bureaucracy in place of the Constitution, its Bill of Rights and basic human decency towards all indigenous American Indian tribes.
The Poker War began with a salvo, layed accross the bow of the ship of State, via a written notification to State prosecutors. It was hand-delivered in person by union leadership in May of 2005. All authorities have conceded us our rights; excepting the BIA criminal cabal.
The union contends the media is so addicted to the revenues earned from BIA syndicate casinos; that they cannot meet their responsibility to the public to report this incredible story. I look forward to an answer from my new amigos at Ask a Mexican!
Judge Harold Lee (Retired)
Founder-International Card & Game Players Association, Inc.
We have been fighting for liberty and freedom, in the pursuit of happiness, since 2005!
""(Villas or Zapatas) men hung my great-grandfather in front of his family?",... I think that's called revenge for wage-slavery, debt peonage and generations of exploitation."
Its called terrorism by a psudo marxist. A good foundation for Mexico's current socialist government.
"gabachos stole land from people like this woman's people"? Who did this woman's people steal the land from? "Your people provided jobs?..." - like plantation owners provided jobs for a lot of negritos from Africa who were unemployed before. "(Villas or Zapatas) men hung my great-grandfather in front of his family?",... I think that's called revenge for wage-slavery, debt peonage and generations of exploitation.
I only saw one Chicano author, the rest were Gavas
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