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What If They Held an Election and Nobody Came?

johnm h Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 7:17 AM
We keep saying that illegal immigration is down, but that just means unemployment hit them as well, some went home, other didn't come. Corruption is indemic as power is centralized and everything that anyone wants to do requires permission. It's the progressive goal to have an administrative state with administrative law replacing the cumbersome common law, contract law and freedom. We have seen the progressive future and it doesn't work even with all that oil and sharing a border witht he richest most consumption driven economy in the world.
TexasChris Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 8:29 AM
The biggest difference between the US and Mexico is that Mexican government corrutpion is pretty much a public affair, whereas US politicians still try to hide it.

Sort of.
Celebrate Homogeneity Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 9:11 AM
That, or the graft is paid with "permits", "licenses", and fees to various "commissions" and "boards".

That's more or less what happened last Sunday in Mexico, at least as far as most American journalists (including me) are concerned.

That's a vivid contrast with the last three presidential elections in Mexico, which had enormous consequences for that country and for the United States.

I happened to be in Mexico on vacation in spring 1994 when Luis Donaldo Colosio, the candidate of the ruling PRI party, was assassinated. I listened to the radio broadcast as Ernesto Zedillo, speaking shakily, accepted the party's nomination to succeed him. As with every PRI candidate since 1929, he won the...