NEWS FLASH !!!
The Mexican government has voted to build a wall along its entire northern border, blocking any travel by Americans into the country.
This action was taken following the rise of gun violence in the United States, and the refusal of the U.S. government to enact legislation restricting gun ownership or meaningful gun control.
“We do not want guns and a gun ownership mentality to become as prevalent in our country as is found in the United States,” said a top ranking government official. “We do not want Americans bringing the idea into Mexico that owning multiple firearms by everyone will ensure safety, and is necessary to maintain democracy.
“There is an epidemic of misuse of guns in the United States with little thoughtful regulation that could help reduce suicides, mass shootings, and individual shootings,” the official stated.
“Mexico has issues that we are addressing, but they do not include a belief that everyone needs a gun, especially semi-automatic rifles (that are not necessary for hunting game), with little regard as to the damage and danger guns create.”
The wall will be the largest, tallest, and most beautiful wall ever built, according to a government spokesman. “And we want Americans to pay for it, since they are the ones who have poor gun policies, thus making the building of the wall necessary.”
Reaction by Americans to this surprise announcement was swift and angry.
“How dare the Mexican government attempt to block entry into their country because of the United States’ policies (or lack of policies) regarding gun control,” said a high-ranking White House source. “We are the greatest country in the world, and to insult us with the construction of a wall is unheard of.”
Another source was incensed upon hearing the news.
“This action is an insult to Americans,” the source said. “This country supports Mexico, bringing millions of dollars into the Mexican economy annually. Besides, it is unneighborly.”
“And we certainly are NOT going to pay for it,” an American politician stated.
This, of course, didn’t happen. But it does raise questions about how we would feel if such an action was taken against us, and how that compares to how the Mexican people feel about the United States building a wall to keep them out.
Certainly regulating borders is necessary, and there are no easy solutions. But we Americans are not comfortable with being limited or discriminated against by other nations. We are the ones to limit…not to be limited!
What if other countries would not allow Americans to visit because we didn’t join the Paris agreement? What would happen if only female, hispanic, and black Americans were allowed into other countries, but no white males, because white males owned more guns or showed to be more violent than women and minorities?
Americans have enjoyed a privileged role in the world because of our ethics, our beliefs, our values, and our willingness to lead with integrity.
Is that still true today?
How would other countries answer that question?
How would you answer that question?