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Originally posted by Krakatoa
It seems the Mexico of today is analogous to the late 19th century "Wild West". And, how did that get tamed? The combination of enforced law, politics, and RAILROAD BARONS. This led to statehood, which quelled the remaining lawlessness. So, there is no "quick solution here", but if this problem was approached in the same manner, with Mexico becoming a part of the U.S. (territory, possession, state, you name it) then a few big things would happen:
1. The end of the major violence (not 100%, but at least more controlled)
2. The issue of illegal immigration would be moot
3. The U.S. controlled border would be much smaller (place the new border along the shorter Isthmus of Tehuantepec)
4. A new landscape for the next generation of entrepreneurs
Heck, if they can't quell the violence themselves, let history show us the answer. Is it a perfect solution, no. Is it something that the Mexico people want, probably not. But if it is done in a manner that protects the social and historic aspect of the Mexican heritage, it might be more acceptable.
edit on 26-11-2012 by Krakatoa because: wordingedit on 26-11-2012 by Krakatoa because: (no reason given)