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Mexico Debates New Security Bill

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, December 01, 2017, 11:47 (12 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

The bill will formalize the military's role in the country's legal justice system. Looks like the old trade off between individual freedom and public security. If the bill is passed, I wonder how, if at all, it will affect the lot of the average touristo. ....JB

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/security-bill-advances-despite-opposition/

The bill passed in the Cámara de Diputados and now goes to the Senado where it is expected to pass. I don't see it as a trade off between individual freedom at all. It simply gives Mexico's military the judicial certainty to be able to operate in our streets in order to take up the slack where our police forces have failed and been overwhelmed by the USA's cartel-controlled multi-billion dollar a year black market created by their prohibition of popular recreational substances consumed by over 40 million of their citizens, and in exchange for supplying their black market we get violent organized criminals who are apparently allowed by the US government to import over a quarter million banned firearms a year into Mexico to protect their interests, thus easily overwhelming our government's resources to be able to deal with the USA's proxy war being fought in our country.

The so-called opposition offers no alternative proposals, only false arguments and insults. Constructive proposals would be welcomed, but let's not forget that from the ranks of this "opposition" came the ex-mayor of Iguala and the ex-governor of Guerrero, responsible for the deaths of the 43 teaching students (among others), as well as Zihuatanejo's current mayor, responsible for us not having a functional police force.

This isn't about ideologies or even politics, it's about doing what is unfortunately necessary given the extraordinary circumstances.


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