story in the New York Times today about immigration from Mexico. This is a must read for every politico, redneck, progressive, social worker, journalist, and anyone else who wants to learn something. Certainly, Mexico has learned something over the last couple of decades. They have cut their birth rate from 6.8 per woman to 2.0 per woman. They have expanded their educational system and have created a government that functions. So well in fact that they are no longer immigrating to this country because things are so much improved in their own.
Has this country learned anything from this? Maybe people like our Governor who uses driver's licenses to vilify Mexicans at every chance can now take a break from her peculiar brand of hate politics. Immigration has fallen to almost zero. Now she can find another divisive right wing issue that doesn't single out a whole nationality. I know her neocon handlers will help her figure out what that might be.
This country has become a laughing stock because of our politics on the right wing where religious fanatics control many congressmen and elected officials. The Mexican population defied their own catholic church to get real results on family planning. Here I get the feeling we are still fighting that battle.
It is wake up time in America.