Will Obama, who has bowed to everyone else, bow to the pressure being put on him by Mexico, and The National Human Rights Commission in Mexico, another corrupt organization? There are over two million people sitting in American prisons. Of these, a hand full are on death row throughout the remaining states that still enforce the death penalty. Some death row inmates are not what you would call American citizens. In fact, some of them are citizens of other countries who have, while in America, committed crimes, been convicted of those crimes, and sentenced to death for those crimes. Some of these death row inmates are, it turns out, citizens of Mexico. Is it fair to afford them special rights? Is it fair to spare the lives of convicted murderers, and criminals who holds citizenship of Mexico, because we have a large population of people, legal and illegal combined, from Mexico?
We have a Presidential election coming up soon. Obama needs the Hispanic vote. He needs to court the Hispanic vote. Is anyone surprised that Obama would support overturning the convictions of 58 duly convicted criminals while turning his back on his own country, his own people, his own judicial system? (And if there is any error or any inconsistency, or any new evidence to be introduced that might clear any of these Mexican nationals, by all means address it) Obama has the Presidency to gain, while 58 Mexicans on death row have their lives to gain. What does anyone else have to gain, and what else is gained by overturning these death sentences?
The National Human Rights Commission has gone screaming and crying all the way to the International Court of Justice in The Hague, (which has absolutely no jurisdiction, no right, legal or otherwise, to intervene, in America and American law) to plead for mercy on behalf of these 58 Mexicans. What they aren’t doing is denying the guilt of the people they are trying to save from execution. Their only concern is that they are Mexican citizens, and as such, ought to be tried by a Mexican court, not an American court – and especially an American court in a state where the death penalty still exists.
Obama has tried to intervene before, when a Mexican citizen was to be put to death for committing murder here in America. He did that almost one year ago, well before the campaign season was in full swing. Now it is in full swing, and Obama is in a worse position than he was back in July 2011. He knows he has to bow to anyone who will help him get reelected. He knows he will have to lower himself, and drag America down with him, in order to win a second term. He needs that Hispanic vote. Except for pandering, what other way does Obama know to secure any voting block?
Is it any surprise that Obama sides with Mexico and is empathetic, more so, to convicted murderers than he is to the American victims and their families? Is it any surprise that Obama would throw the victims of these 58 death row convicts ( and remember, no one is contesting their guilt) under the bus to secure the Hispanic vote? What is puzzling, and damnably, is why Hispanics, who are legal American citizens, would sully themselves, would degrade themselves, their heritage, and be in support of overturning the death sentences simply because these 58 death row inmates are Mexicans. Either Mexicans who legally immigrate to America and become American citizens are proud Americans or they are not. Either they are loyal Americans, and responsible, law-abiding American citizens, or they are not. Either they have renounced their loyalties, their ties, their allegiance with Mexico, or they have not. And if they have not – what they hell are they really doing in America?
The complaint by the Human Rights Commission in Mexico is that the Mexicans tried, convicted and sentenced by an American court were not read their “rights” when they were arrested, and thus either had “no idea why they were being arrested”, or “were not told of their rights when arrested” or even why they were being arrested. This speculative at least, and irrelevant at best. First of all, non-American citizens do not have the same Constitutional rights as American citizens, even though American law enforcement does take measures to ensure nationals from other countries are not unduly, unnecessarily, unreasonable treated. Secondly, is anyone who commits a crime in America so stupid they would actually believe that as a foreign national they have some special and extra rights if they happen to be captured? Or does that only pertain to Mexicans who commit crimes in America, and feel they do have special privileges because they are Mexican, and they are overly confident their own government will bail them out?
To date, all 58 Mexican nationals on death row remain there, awaiting their death, as it ought to be. And until new evidence can be introduced to prove the innocence of any of these inmates, there is no other logical reason to overturn any death sentence. However, should such a move go forward, and should these death sentences be overturned without the addition of new evidence, all this does is embolden foreigners from anywhere, but Mexico especially, who might want to commit crimes in America, to be that much less fearful of legal retribution, and of being convicted and sentenced to death by an American court of law. How does knowing you are that less safe in America increase safety for American citizens?
If American citizens who commit crimes do so because they do not fear, or care about, their own country’s laws and penalties, why should foreign nationals who commit crimes in America – and especially those foreign nationals who will have a so-called human rights commission going to bat for them – be any less afraid of that same law, and especially knowing they have a better chance of getting away with it, or at least not suffering the same “severe” penalties if they are tried by their own country’s court rather than an American court?
There seems to be a push being made by Mexico, and groups with close ties to Mexico (La Raza, MALDEF, LULAC, etc.) to have two separate sets of laws; one for Americans who commit crimes in America, and one for foreign nationals who commit crimes in America. Ironically, the set of laws for American citizens has already been made weak by liberal courts who allow emotions to be entered in as evidence in a trial, and who look for external reasons (early traumatic childhood experiences such growing up poor, coming from a broken home, being bullied, etc) as justification enough to not punish criminals to the full extent of the law for the crimes they commit. This second set of laws, for foreign nationals, which right now is even weaker than the American set, would be made weaker still by special rights groups with ties to Mexico, the Democrat Party and Barack Obama.
That all leads to this question: will Obama turn his back on America and bow to Mexico? The answer depends on how badly Obama feels he needs the Hispanic vote in order to win reelection, and how much he believes throwing America, American law and American citizens under the bus in the hopes of gaining Hispanic support will help win his bid. But it also leads to this disturbing question: we already know how low Obama is willing to go in order to win reelection, but – how low are Hispanics really willing to go to help Obama win?