Mar 5, 2011, 6:21 AM
Post #25 of 36
I'll give you the population difference. And, while MX is not a pure "client" state, hence the reason for this discussion, they are in many ways a client state as the relevant meaning is "as a subordinate or follower of a patron" - and you have to recognize that Mexico is in large part dependent on the US. They exhibit fierce independence on many levels, often to their own determent, but as noted without the income etc. derived from the US Mexico would be poor indeed.
Your description of the amicus curiae brief is conveniently narrow. First of all, the suit against AZ by the Feds is driven by a need to preserve AZ sovereignty and 1070 wouldn't exist if the Feds were doing their job and enforcing existing Fed laws which are actually more strict than 1070, so the entire suit by the JD is just one of the current internal disasters being perpetrated on States by the Feds and is of questionable constitutionality - you will also note that something like 26 other States are looking at implementing similar laws.
You may have forgotten that the Fed was created by the States and powers were given to the Fed by the States. Of course there has been a gross misuse and assumption of power by the Feds and you are now seeing the tipping point where States are taking back some of those powers.
To file an amicus curiae brief on behalf of "a" citizen is understandable, but this is not on "a" citizen basis, you don't see them filing briefs for ever deportee, or do they? This is an attempted gate crashing by Mexico to justify their support of illegal aliens (whose income is vital to the MX economy) which is a sovereignty issue, not "a" citizen level issue. The definition of amicus curiae is "friend of the court" and I'd hardly, in this case, call MX a "friend" as in this scenario their citizens are the primary perpetrators of the illegal activities driving the need for 1070. Basically Mexico is asking the US to selectively nullify it's sovereignty, yet they insist on retaining theirs - why? To put it on a bumper sticker, "1070 is an internal US family fight, others are not invited until it's resolved".