THE DOCTOR IS IN - As with my last article, I am quite aware that many of you reading this are entirely unable to impartially weigh one side or another with respect to pros and cons of any given leadership in Washington or at home.
Arguably, the only ones capable of confronting the current status of our city, state, and nation are those who identify themselves as politically independent. Furthermore, independents, Democrats, and Republicans who still love this nation more than they do the rest of the world (who, by and large, have their own problems which are overwhelmingly self-inflicted).
Like it or not, former President Trump managed to work with Mexico to keep floods of migrants from Mexico and Central America from creating new problems and draining our resources, and with migrant encounters at the U.S/Mexico border at a 21-year high.
Like it or not, increasing numbers of Americans are wondering if the previous president had a better policy with respect to controlling the number of Central American migrants from illegally entering our nation, and wonder what on earth is going on.
Like it or not, our current President and Vice-President have overwhelmingly destroyed the control and drain on American resources during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Hence we have roughly 20% who strongly approve of the job Joe Biden is doing, while 49% strongly disapprove.
Like it or not, that means that increasingly numbers of Democratic and independent voters are wondering if Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders won the presidency in 2020, and are wondering whose side Joe Biden is with respect to the interests and priority of the United States of America, and perhaps even wonder if Joe Biden favors partisan politics over the interests of nation.
Like it not, Americans are looking at Chinese, Latin American, European, and Russian moves towards exploiting or rivaling our nation with similar concerns.
Like it or not, West Virginia voters are siding with moderate Senator Joe Manchin in amnesty for illegal immigrants in his so-called "Build Back Better" nonsense to "rebuild the United States of America.
Like it or not, Arizona voters are doing the same for moderate Senator Kyrsten Sinema.
Like it or not, Americans in increasing numbers are wondering why illegal immigrants pouring over our southern border are receiving more financial and other resources over United States veterans and homeless individuals and their families while the overwhelming number of "migrants" are single adults.
Where yours truly differs from many--if not most--Americans is that it's time that the historically imperialistic relations of the United States has been replaced with a consideration that Central American nations (not so much those nations in South America) are failed experiments in local government...
...and that it's time to invite them to vote the potential of expanding the United States of America.
Arguably, the explosive numbers of Haitian migrants merits Haiti as another considerable entity to be voted into an expanded United States, but let's face it: Haiti would be an unwelcome expansion because the high likelihood it would be a horrible drain on United States resources.
But the flood of illegal immigrants at our southern border, particularly those from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, should make us all consider that these nations, too, are part of "America" and that at the very least it is high time to have a vote of those nations' to become part of the United States of America.
(And, like it or not, the former presidents interest in expanding the United States to Greenland also merits consideration because China has a great and evidential interest in that nation's resources.)
So, in summary: like it or not, these Central American nations of the Northern Triangle of Central America fared quite well under the influence of the United States.
And, like it or not, the evidence is overwhelming that these nations had a better quality of while under the influence of the United States, and that we should consider a fair trade for their resources while being new citizens of the United States would offer overwhelmingly better opportunities for the economic and quality-of life for those who live there...
...and for those who--for obvious, evidence-based and all-too-visible reasons--need to have a better future with expanded borders of our own blessed country.
(Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D, is a dermatologist who has served in clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties, and is a proud husband and father to two cherished children and a wonderful wife. He was termed out of the Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC) twice after two stints as a Board member for 9, years and is also a Board member of the Westside Village Homeowners Association. He previously co-chaired the MVCC Outreach, Planning, and Transportation/Infrastructure Committees for 10 years. He was previously co-chair of the CD11 Transportation Advisory Committee, the grassroots Friends of the Green Line (which focused on a Green Line/LAX connection), and the nonprofit Transit Coalition His latest project is his fictional online book entitled The Unforgotten Tales of Middle-Earth and can be reached at [email protected]. The views expressed in this article are solely those of Dr. Alpern.)