We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Thanks MM for forwarding this piece which is making the rounds:
TRY THIS: Enter MEXICO illegally. Never mind immigration quotas, visas, international law, or any of that nonsense. You won't need a passport. Once there, demand that the local government provide free medical care for you and your entire family.Demand bilingual nurses and doctors. Demand free bilingual local government forms, bulletins, etc. Procreate abundantly. Deflect any criticism of this allegedly irresponsible reproductive behavior with, "It is a cultural U.S.A. thing. You would not understand, pal." Keep your American identity strong. Fly Old Glory from your rooftop, or proudly display it in your front window or on your car bumper. Speak only English at home and in public. Insist that your children do likewise. Demand classes on American culture in the Mexican school system. Demand a local Mexican driver's license. This will afford other legal rights and will go far to legitimize your unauthorized, illegal, presence in Mexico. Drive around with no liability insurance......and ignore local traffic laws. Insist that local Mexican law enforcement teach English to all its officers.
Good luck! But I need to warn you that this plan will not work in Mexico, nor El Salvador, nor Iran, Iraq, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, France, Argentina, Sweden, The Netherlands, etc. In fact, it will not happen in Mexico or any other country except right here in the United States......Land of the naive!
Actually, it will work in France and Sweden, not to mention Spain, the U.K., Germany, Italy, Norway, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. And Ireland, Portugal, Denmark, Holland, Belgium and Austria. Not in Japan though, you're right about that. The government there still gives higher priority to the welfare of its own citizens than to the "rights" of foreigners and illegals...what a crazy idea!