Saturday, June 19, 2010

We, as a nation, have no shame but are sinful: wicked and narcissistic. We delude ourselves, partying until the Wrath of God falls upon us.

Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD. (Jeremiah 8:7)

Mexican President Felipe Calderon calls U.S. world’s ‘biggest drug addict’

By Alexis Levinson
The Daily Caller
Published: 06/18/10

In an essay published on the Mexican government’s website Sunday, Calderón wrote: “The origin of our violence problem begins with the fact that Mexico is located next to the country that has the highest levels of drug consumption in the world. It is as if our neighbor were the biggest drug addict in the world.”

The U.S. threw a state dinner for Mexico three weeks ago, but diplomatic relations between the two countries have become increasingly rocky in recent days. Long-standing tensions over immigration have been aggravated by a new Arizona law aimed at cracking down on illegal aliens in the state.

Speaking May 20 before a joint meeting of Congress, Calderón attacked the law, calling it a “terrible idea” and criticizing the use of “racial profiling.”

He found support for that sentiment not just from Democrats in government – some of whom stood and applauded his comments – but also from clergy. Cardinal Roger M. Mahoney of Los Angeles likened the powers given to police by the Arizona law to “Nazism.”

Following President Obama’s announcement last month that he would send up to 1,200 more troops to patrol the border, a 15-year-old Mexican boy was shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The incident fueled criticisms from those who, like Mahoney, favor less stringent restrictions on illegal immigrants.

Calderón’s essay focuses not on problems at the border but on internal problems in his country. In the introduction of the essay, Calderón emphasizes that his country is waging not a war on drugs but a war for “public safety.” He also writes that the government is “determinedly fighting organized crime because … it has significantly disturbed the peace of citizens.”

In section II, which is titled “causes of the problem,” the “consumption of drugs in the United States” gets top billing.

Few experts deny that the U.S. has a drug problem. Data collected by the Office of National Drug Control Policy estimate that there are 20,077,000 users of illegal drugs over the age of 12 in the United States.

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