Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A Wall along our Border? Americans say NO.

marjorie says...

Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks the idea of a wall along our border with Mexico is a bad idea...

"Of 2,010 Mexicans and Americans surveyed by research groups CIDAC and Zogby International, 69 percent of Americans and 90 percent of Mexicans opposed a proposal in the U.S. Congress to build a fence along much of the 2,000-mile (3,200-km) border."

Not only that, but according to this survey the vast majority of Americans view Mexicans as "hardworking and honest". Interesting that of Mexicans surveyed, a little over half viewed Americans negatively. Now, I wonder where they got that idea? I think this gets at the fact that in general the people in this country are apathetic about politics, like to think of themselves as "apolitical", etc., when in fact their opinions matter. When you go out and ask them what they think, on all sorts of questions, what you'll often find is at odds with what we might pick up from media and politicians.

You know what they say folks: the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Your opinions matter.