reply to post by marbles87
Regardless of military conquest being legitimate in the eyes of everyone, it is ancestral land and they have been, and always will be on it.
We might as well incorporate them since they are native Americans as well and our entire continent was populated by these peoples. We cant just assume
they would leave. That is unrealistic.
I for one dont like to bring up the past because neither I nor the person I speak to was there or did a thing. We wee born to this world as is.
What was once part of mexico will have Mexicans...go figure.
The same way we see native Americans and think how normal it is for them to be there, we should see Mexicans as native Americans as well. They see
themselves as such.
They are native to the continent, and specifically the south western portion of it. They were and are "American Indians".
We make a distinction between them and other "formal" native Americans since while we were forming as a nation they were seen as the Spaniards
subjects. When the Europeans left, they remained. They didnt come from abroad, they just stayed where they always were. They werent like "left
If we want them to pay for their share of services they benefit from in our system then we need to make it possible for them to do so. Saying illegals
are, well, "illegal" wont solve a thing. They are not going anywhere. We might as well incorporate them somehow to pay for social services like we do
instead of just making problems for ourselves by going uphill and stubbornly so at that.
Honestly they are hard working, god fearing people. It is not like they like to stone their daughters for boyfriends or they perform blood sacrifices
still. They are a compatible people to us if we meet them half way.
They have their defects as well, but those go hand in hand with their virtues. Like I said, they are there anyways and not going anywhere. Lets make
this work instead of living in delusions of a "pure" country that never existed.
edit on 9-1-2013 by zedVSzardoz because: (no reason given)