The Principle of Integrated Principled Policy

No sovereign nation should expect another sovereign nation to take care of the societal needs of its poor or disadvantaged.

In dealing with complex multi-faceted systems, organizations, and biological processes, the protocol most often requires and includes a universal, comprehensive consideration of all factors and forces involved. The regimen for balanced health would integrate proper diet, proper exercise, proper consumption of water, adequate sleep, and adequate recreation. Without including any one of these elements, the desired corporate goal will not be achieved.

The debate on immigration protocol is no different. Most Americans can state three reasons why immigration is such a traumatic social problem. Those seeking to cross the borders of the United States are in search of, among other things, a job, an opportunity, and a better life for their families. Why is there such disparity between two cultures that border each other and share hundreds of years of common history? Could it be that Mexico bears part of the blame and therefore has an obligation to be a part of the solution?

A little known and discussed fact is that a portion of the immigrants crossing the U.S. borders illegally are illiterate; they can neither read nor write Spanish or English. This presents a problem when the U.S. educational system, in good faith, attempts to provide them an education. It is difficult to prescribe a particular curriculum for a child 10 – 11 years old who has not received the benefit of a 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade education.  Further, there are fewer government programs in Mexico to support the unemployed than in the United States. Therefore, the hope of the immigrant appears only to be in the United States. This human circumstance exists through decades of government policy and cultural dictates of Mexico.


The world economy continues to remain flat. There is a general consensus among economists that the Chinese Yuan is overvalued. If the Yuan is devalued, it will cause economic turbulence in the Pacific Rim. Such currency instability could result in pressure on trade and the banking system of Europe. This would in kind cause a strengthening of the dollar as investments seek shelter in dollar-denominated assets. The rise and strength of the dollar would then in turn strain emerging economies as they struggled to manage their debt and cash flow requirements pursuant to dollar investments and trade. Mexico is an emerging economy. This series of events would likely cause more economic stress on Mexico’s already fragile economy and thereby increase unemployment. This scenario is predictable and should be accounted for in international government planning.

The underlying premise of U.S. foreign policy should include the advocating of:  rule of law, due process, free and independent courts, free press, and transparency. In addition we should add the element of “Principled Free Enterprise”. In Principled Free Enterprise, free enterprise is advanced. Yet this principle requires education of the masses, basic health care, welfare, regulation of Wall Street, elimination of corruption, and job training.

No sovereign nation should expect another sovereign nation to take care of the societal needs of its poor or disadvantaged.

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​Think about this question. Have you heard about a recent immigration problem in Canada? No? Why not? As a nation, their policy is not to assume responsibility for the human needs of another nation’s people. Canada has a national ID card. It’s very difficult to get a job without one. They enforce with great discipline their employment laws and fine businesses that employ illegal immigrants. And they do not provide welfare assistance to non-Canadian citizens. If an illegal immigrant shows up at a hospital, they receive medical treatment, but they are then detained for authorities to process.

The United States is also culpable in the immigration equation. As a country, we are lax in enforcing our own laws. We allow businesses to hire immigrants who provide questionable documentation. Just like a bouncer who lets a 16-year old into a nightclub on an obviously photocopied fake ID and then claims the defense that at least an ID was presented. Immigrants purchase cars without proper documentation of a valid driver’s license. And nothing is done to the dealer who, by any reasonable standard, knows that they sold a car to a person without a valid ID and likely no liability insurance.

We can debate the compassion of the United States to provide education and benefits to immigrants. But to do so without enforcing the laws on our books diminishes the intention of goodwill. As in the regimen of good health, ignoring the commitment to enforce the laws is like ignoring exercise as part and parcel of a good health prescription.

The key to the solution of the problem of immigration is the integration of all forces involved. To address elements of the problem like border security, a plan for citizenship for the 11.5 million illegal immigrants in residence in the U.S., and family unity, while ignoring the bigger picture of all particulars involved, is missing the concept of integrated principles. All particulars include world economic policy, foreign policy as it relates to due process and civil rights of individuals of sovereign states in the world community, and the coordination of all sovereign nations in reference to the migration of their populations in a world system.

Mexico should at least address the need to serve its own underclass. Corruption is a serious problem in Mexico. It may be difficult to solve, but it should be addressed and measured for progress. Job openings in the United States should be applied for by immigrants in Mexico and coordinated with the Mexican government as part of an open immigration policy.

The United States of America is the only country in the world that accepts the birth of a child on its soil as citizenship for that child. It is one of the greater humanitarian purposes of our country. It should be commended. And other countries who do not offer this advantage should respect our cultural values. We as a nation, the United States, should set the standard and direction for our partner nations to participate with us in immigration.

The integration of principled policy in foreign policy, economic policy, and immigration policy, not only is critical to the needs of economic workforces and societal development of the world, it is critical for the preservation of human dignity, person-to-person and family-to-family.

My name is Marc Nuttle and this is what I believe.

What do you believe?