"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Nature of Mexico... Opinion

After spending some time at an orphanage in Tijuana near Tecate, it became apparent that the Mexican people DO NOT view human life the same way Americans do.

At one of many, many orphanages that are scattered about the country, 95 children live in about 12 small homes on the grounds each with a house mom who lives there 24-7. Every one of these children ranging in ages from 2 to 16 was abused mentally, physically, and sexually. An 8 year old and her 12-year-old sister in particular, made a huge impact on me, and I chose to sponsor them both.

Here is their story…

These 2 kids lived with their mom and uncle in Mexicali, Mexico. The mom worked full time, so the girls spent a great deal of time with their uncle. He chose to live a gay lifestyle, and would bring his lovers home to have these 2 young girls watch and participate in his sex trysts. When the Mexican Child Protective services discovered the situation, they removed the 2 girls and placed them in the orphanage, without the possibility of being returned to the parent.

When my wife and I sent the youngest a birthday gift, we were told that the girls had been returned to their mom. Enraged, I asked how that could happen when they had been ‘permanently’ placed at the orphanage, and was told the agent who had placed them was gone and was no longer there to protect the girls. The mother petitioned, and was granted her children back.

Every single child that lives in that orphanage has a story similar to these two young girls, and if one spends any amount of time there, one's heart is ripped in two.

Gawfer's Opinion:

Children are viewed as commodities; to be used and discarded at will by the very people they trust the most... their parents. These girls’s story, though disgusting, is commonplace in a Country with very little moral backbone. It was suggested on another blog that the United States 'just take over Mexico'. To assume that Mexico has anything to offer other than moral and political corruption is totally absurd. Their issues are far deeper than poor leadership, running into the very essence of their nature.

Funny thing is, this is the direction Liberals and the ACLU are attempting to push the US of A, and the Conservative Christians are fighting so vehemently against.

Please do not misunderstand my position; I think it is very important that we as a wealthy Country reach out and help our neighbors, but I don’t think there’s a person in the U.S. that would drive around town inviting every homeless person and derelict they saw to come and live with them.

Opening our borders and granting Amnesty would do this very thing.