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    Montel Williams Wants Mexico To Be Our 51st State

    Should Mexico Be Our 51st State and Please Explain Why?

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    YouTube - Montel Williams: Make Mexico the 51st State!

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    Re: Montel Williams Wants Mexico To Be Our 51st State

    Quote Originally Posted by DebateLiberty View Post
    Should Mexico Be Our 51st State and Please Explain Why?

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    YouTube - Montel Williams: Make Mexico the 51st State!
    I've been saying this for the past few years. Everything Montel Williams says in that video is right. Mexico is having such a difficult time organizing and mobilizing it's labor base, which is why it's biggest industry is the drug trade. But it won't matter what drug laws gets passed in Mexico, since the Mexican cartels are suppliers to the U.S. for illegal drugs. So as long as drugs in the U.S. are illegal, Mexico cartels are going to supply it. And even if the U.S. made drugs legal, corruption in Mexico is so rampant that it will never change except by an outside force. What happens is that the government trains and supplies police with weapons, who then steal those weapons and work for the cartels for better pay. So only an outside force can stabilize that country and bring better security to the people who live there.

    So I totally agree with everything Montel says.

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    Re: Montel Williams Wants Mexico To Be Our 51st State

    Mexicans are not Americans. Not only will they not allow themselves to be annexed peacefully-- does Mr. Williams, whom I respect, advocate seizing their country by force?-- but they are not culturally prepared to function as American citizens. This is a major part of the problem with illegal immigration in the first place; Mexicans are not Americans and do not respect the American government or American law. They are their own nation with their own government and their own laws, and unless we are prepared to engage in naked imperialism and wage a war of aggression against a sovereign state for the purpose of annexing its territory, they will never be Americans.

    I agree with his point regarding the legalization of cannabis. The only effective way to combat the drug cartels, short of overwhelming military force, is to cut them off at the knees financially.
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    Re: Montel Williams Wants Mexico To Be Our 51st State

    I'm always a fan of expanding America's borders, Ive read a lot of that great adventures entrepreneurial expansive spirit of the days of Manifest Destiny and it seems like a good attitude. Now of course the situation is different today and annexing Mexico over-night would be disastrous for both Mexico and the US. But if Mexico is willing, and I mean the vast majority of people not just the gov't or a simple majority, then we could start an extended process to bring them into the Union. How that would go I have no idea but thats the adventure I'm talking about!

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    Re: Montel Williams Wants Mexico To Be Our 51st State

    Has someone broken the news to Puerto Rico? I heard someone wanted PR to be the 51st state. That's great though. Which ever order each one becomes they will be the 51st and 52nd welfare states.

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    Re: Montel Williams Wants Mexico To Be Our 51st State

    i'm just curious as to how it would be gone about making mexico as the 51st state, you'd be lucky if it didn't severely impact the american economy.
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    Re: Montel Williams Wants Mexico To Be Our 51st State

    I would be weary to give the drug cartels the mobility that comes with Mexico being annexed to the United States, as the 51st state. I wouldn't be against Mexico becoming a U.S. territory.
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    Re: Montel Williams Wants Mexico To Be Our 51st State

    Montel needs more clients for Money Mutual.
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    Re: Montel Williams Wants Mexico To Be Our 51st State

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Montel needs more clients for Money Mutual.
    OHMIGOD a tongue twister.
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    Re: Montel Williams Wants Mexico To Be Our 51st State

    Well first off, making Mexico a single US state would be all kinds of stupid. Mexico's population is almost four times that of the most populated US state. Mexico has 31 states and if we kept that (which would seem reasonable) we'd be adding states 51 through 82 not just one state. Second, Mexico would obviously have to agree and I don't see that happening. Third, why the hell would we want Mexico? They're a good trading partner but with a per capita GDP 1/4th the amount of the US's per capita, a huge portion of their country would automatically be added to the welfare rolls.

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