Morning Poll: Was Mexican President Felipe Calderon Out of Line in His Address to Congress Yesterday
|Mexican President Felipe Calderon|
Mexican President Felipe Calderon gave Arizona's controversial, new immigration law (which hasn't taken effect yet and may not for a long time because of pending lawsuits) a brand new set of legs after bashing it in an address to a joint-session of Congress yesterday.
Calderon, like many (some of whom haven't even read the thing) says the law "introduces a terrible idea using racial profiling as a basis for law enforcement."
He also chimed in on gun policies in the United States, calling for a renewal of a ban on assault weapons.
Calderon's address is being viewed by many as a lecture from a foreign leader who has no business dictating policies to the U.S.
"It is inappropriate for President Calderón to lecture Americans on our state and federal laws," Senator John Cornyn of Texas said yesterday. "Moreover, the Second Amendment is not a subject open for diplomatic negotiation, with Mexico or any other nation."
KTAR's Mac and Gaydos likened Calderon's speech to having a neighbor, who has a broken washer and dryer sitting next to a car on cinderblocks in front of his house, knocking on your door and asking you to pick up your lawn -- implying Mexico has its own problems it should deal with before sticking its nose in U.S. business.
We want your opinion: Was Calderon out of line in his address to Congress.
Let us know what you think -- and see the results of yesterday's poll -- after the jump.
-50.5 percent say yes.
-24.7 percent say no.
-24.7 percent say they never had a chance in the first place.
Here is your morning poll: