In the US, the 14th Amendment confers citizenship on anyone born here, so that solution would require amending the Amendment.
It is not certain that the planned boycott will be effective in helping move legislation through Congress. It is absolutely certain that it will fuel the resolve of those - especially in the US House - who believe that all illegal immigration should be treated as a criminal matter.
According to the Associated Press, "immigrants [are] being urged boycott work, school and shopping. In Tucson, Ariz., an organizer urged 'no buying at all,' not even calls to Mexico."
Good slogan: No cell phones, no peace.
I listened to the wailing over gas prices on yesterday's Sunday shows and I was waiting for someone - anyone - to point out that it is not just US oil companies which are enjoying enormous profits, but our allies in the Middle East as well.
How about demanding that Saudi Arabia or (dare we suggest) Dubai pick up a significantly higher portion of the tab for ridding the region of Saddam? How about Kuwait - which was invaded by Saddam - offering to lead the way?
I have another question: How is it that when the price of a gallon of crude in the North Sea rises by $1.50 overnight; the price at the pump goes up first thing in the morning?
The gasoline in the tank buried beneath the station didn't become more expensive, did it? Nor did the gas already in the trucks which deliver it to your retailer, nor did fuel in the tanks waiting to be loaded onto the trucks become more expensive.
Why do we accept the fact that retail dealers will raise the price at the pump based upon the price of crude … that day!
Want to make an impact on gas prices? Forget about not calling Mexico. Let's have a national day of not buying gasoline.
On a the Secret Decoder Ring page today: The text of the first clause of the 14th Amendment; a link to an interesting tribute to Tony Snow by Mullster Dr. Bill Hamilton; an unusual topic-relevant Mullfoto; and a Catchy Caption of the Day.