Tag: Mexico

American “Progressives” Support Civil Liberties as The Rope Supports The Hanging Man

In the year 2001, what ought to be called the most controversial legislation in the history of the United States was rapidly passed through Congress with few objections. The Patriot Act was an almost entirely unconstitutional expansion of American governmental power, all of which could be and subsequently has been […]

Donald Trump’s State of The Union: A Speech a Democrat Could Have Given 40 Years Ago

Donald Trump’s State of The Union has yet again hammered the point home that US President is a political moderate within the context of American party politics. For one, the commitment to fiscal prudence, monetary conservatism, low taxation, de-regulation, free markets and a generally pro-trade policy which has defined Trump’s […]

Conflict on The US-Mexico Border Exposes The NIMBY Attitude of Both Left and Right Leaning Americans

The acronym NIMBY stands for ‘not in my back yard’ and has come to symbolise a trend in American culture where individuals come together to oppose the erection of a seemingly undesirable or dangerous facility, structure or hoarding near their home, even though they might be in favour of the […]

Simplifying Trump’s Stance To The Caravan: “Throw Rocks, Get Shot!” 

Trump articulated America’s firmest-ever stance to illegal immigration during his latest remarks at a press conference on this topic, and for as controversial as the policy of “throw rocks, get shot!” might be, it makes perfect sense under the circumstances and in the unique context of the caravan attempting to […]

China Warns Canada and Mexico That They Have Surrendered Their Sovereignty to The United States

When Mexico and later Canada signed the new United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), it represented more of a capitulation to Donald Trump than a genuine new era of NAFTA, the now expunged agreement between the three North American nations that was originally ratified in 1994. While the USMCA forces Canada […]

The Diplomatically and Economically Inexperienced Trudeau Government Risks Canada’s Economic Health

Yesterday’s trade talks between officials from Canada and the United States have dramatically collapsed, thus demonstrating a stark contrast with the successful talks that Donald Trump had with Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto and Mexican President Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador. One might expect US trade talks with Canada to go smoother […]

Justin Trudeau is Talking Nonsense on a “No Deal NAFTA”

The United States-Mexico Trade Agreement (note the absence of the word “free”) has been hailed by Donald Trump, outgoing neo-liberal Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and incoming leftest-populist Mexican President Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador. While Nieto favoured preserving the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) without any modifications, ultimately he […]