Before liberalism rotted us to the point of no longer believing in ourselves, other nations emulated America. Now, even a pipsqueak like Filipe Calderon wants to change the name of his country to make it less like ours.
The name “United Mexican States,” or “Estados Unidos Mexicanos,” was adopted in 1824 after independence from Spain in imitation of Mexico’s democratic northern neighbor, but it is rarely used except on official documents, money and other government material.
Still, President Felipe Calderon called a news conference Thursday to announce that he wants to make the name simply “Mexico.” His country doesn’t need to copy anyone, he said.
He should have come to Washington to make this announcement in front of Democrat congresscritters. No doubt he would have gotten another standing ovation.
On tips from Matt L, Muddypaw, and Henry.