“I like to be in America!”
“O.K. by me in America!”
“Ev’rything free in America!”
“For a small fee in America!” Stephen Sondheim
The tip of an iceberg just broke waterline in the form of new Arizona immigration statutes.
America is entering a second civil rights era, on coattails of the one lead by Martin Luther King. America (now North America?) is entering an era of Hispanic civil rights. This era is as profound as the civil war era and as far reaching, soul searching, and future determinate.
One way to understand the tip of the iceberg is to form a new paradigm for immigration reform. Is immigration about boarders or about civil rights in North America? Does crossing boarders break the law or is it an act of civil disobedience?
What is the future of the United States? Is it path of separation or immigration? Is it transforming “huddled masses”? Should the statue of liberty be moved to downtown Phoenix? More immigrants move through Phoenix than New York, by large factors.
Is it time to chart a new destiny, independent of history?
It’s America’s choice. Is immigration about boarders or civil rights? Is crossing boarders against the law or is it an act of civil disobedience? Is the destiny of America a closed boarder or a consolidation of North America? Is Mexico headed toward statehood, north American union, or isolation?
Immigration challenges government and institutions. America must decide. Is Mexico a threat or a partner?
Bad service requires more waiters. Fires everywhere requires more fighters. Crime everywhere requires more police. Elected oligarchy requires more congresspersons. Elected monarchy requires more presidents. America lacks governance? Keep the congress and add 11k more. Keep the president and add 8 more. Democracy disperses power. Autocracy consolidates power. Step it up, America. Be proactive. Check out plan-b.
Citizen is coach to team democracy. Coach is responsible for success. Be proactive. Check out plan-b. It’s your call, coach.
Seeking presidential candidate (for one of 9 elected executive branch presidents) 2016