Mexico is a land of remarkable potential, But that potential is stifled by political corruption and crime warlords. If we annexed Mexico, We could offer unbridled financial aid and material support, While legally being able to send in the military and slaughter the cartels. EVERYONE wins. . . Except the cartels, Of course.
* smaller border with central america, easier to secure
* end the cartels and their crime in Mexico and US
* Mexico's GDP is $1T (or over 5% of the US GDP). By being in the US, we could double or triple that. Our economy would grow, long term, by 5-20%.
Liberals want care for Mexican civilians and economic opportunities for them. Conservatives such as I want to utilize our military for something useful, as well as area for our companies to expand on. The Mexican people get what they want: much less corruption under our control and the end of the threat of drug cartels.
While the wall would be useful, it hurts the American taxpayer. Stocks of military equipment that we already have won't.
It even fits almost poetically into a "just war" doctrine: Mexico has wronged itself, and in the process, it has wronged us.
There are all kinds of numbers floating around on how much we spend to house immigrants that cross our borders illegally. Without a lot of fact checking some sources say $300 billion annually. Sounds high to me but you know how efficient our government can be. Forgot to mention on Trumps "Wall" and how much that will cost us for a useless solution. Why not embrace our friends to the south and welcome them and provide them with what we all desire, security and a chance to prosper. In the US we all our immigrants with the exception of the native Indians, It’s time to do the right thing.
If the Mexican people voted for it I'd support it. We would have to legalize drugs to weaken the power of the cartels. Civil service reform would be necessary to remove immunity for government officials. Cultural factors would probably cause problems and we would have to maintain summer sort of Mexican culture. Such an annexation would have to be peaceful. Otherwise there would be an unending insurgency or massive human rights violations to put it down.
The corruption in mexico is verry deep. We would probably need to send in soldiers to destroy the cartel and replace all the people that work for the mexican goverment before the us could even allow the new mexican American citizens to even enter the country. Additionally, more aid will be needed to be sent to mexico, but we can just cut back on forign aid and focus all of those resources to fixing mexico. They would also need to add deterents to prevent crime. Maybe have the death penalty. There will be a lot of road bumps, but it is possible (that is if the majority of the mexican population want it)
We would need to eradicate the cartels and the corruption in the Mexican government. I bet more then half of the Mexican population would want that. That would take care of the immigration problem. They would have no need to jump the border but we would need to do a bunch of cleaning
Mexican governance is something that the Mexican people don't want and are often desperate to escape.
A majority of Mexican citizens either have fled or want to flee the institutions of Mexico and live under US institutions.
If Mexican governance and independence isn't serving the Mexicans, it should be replaced by institutions that living humans want.
The US mexico border is 1,954 miles long if you annex Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize that border is only 285 miles long. The border distance being 1/8 the size of the current one would make maintaining it much easier. We would be much stronger working together than what we currently have. The US cant take more people realistically i dont care what people say. The infrastructure the US can provide these countries will help them greatly. The new resources and land would be beneficial to the US.
Let’s be honest, Mexico is a beautiful country with rich culture and hard working people but it can’t become as great as the U.S on its own. If the U.S adopted Mexico, it would be amazing. It would fix some issues we face here like immigration, drug trafficking (We would eliminate cartels), and could boost our economy by having new tourist attractions/jobs/etc. It could also expand our military and give us new resources and land to build on and use for growing different kinds of food.
People who like to play conquistador forget one important detail: More territory means you need more personnel to guard your expanded grounds and more equipment. You are spreading yourself and your resources mighty thin. And do not forget, the people you subjugated are not going to forget what you did, so you will be constantly weakened by guerilla warfare. And other subversive activities.
Annexing Mexico will not solve the immigrant problem. It will mean that they are legal, but you'll have illegal immigrants from countries bordering Mexico anyway. On top of that, Mexico would still be for a time less developed and not up to scratch with regards to the rest of the USA, so people would internally relocate to the rest of the States. So in fact it would make the problem greater as not only are the immigrants still taking jobs, but they also are legalised. Plus you would need to accommodate 120 million extra people, so that would add an extra 1/3 roughly to the US population. And the majority of them are Hispanic/Latino, so the Republicans would have a jolly good time attempting to sway them over. Speaking of politics, imagine the Midwest states' uproar over their power being diminished? Or how the electoral college would look?
We annexed what is now Texas from Mexico in the mid 1800's. Though our US history books paint the Mexican American war in a different light, it was for the most part a war based on fabrication and a policy of Eminent domain to further US interest. The US offered to buy the territory from Mexico but, they decline; we just took it.