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Men are from Mars

Community Commentary

June 07, 2006|By Herbert Molano

If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, we are probably all aliens and should pause to understand the complexity of those marching for recognition and opportunity. It's not a simple situation.

I know some Venutian women who came to this Earth nearly two decades ago and have been law abiding, tax-paying Earthlings. They've been Earthlings in spirit, if not legally.

The children of Venutian mothers and Martian men born in this planetary oasis are, by law, Earthlings. That makes the calls for deportation quite complicated. Now, I am one who believes this Earth was made for law-abiding humans and anyone who landed here circumventing our local planetary rules needs to make amends to change their status and comply to legal remedies. At the end of the day, we must live by the rule of law.

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But we may not be making this situation any easier by charging them with felonies and putting them in cages along with rapists, murderers, embezzlers and corrupt politicians. It is really quite an ironic quandary. Aliens leave Mars and Venus in droves, escaping corrupt governments where their law enforcement cannot be distinguished from their criminal element, and where a way to riches is to hold political office. Those aliens came to Earth to find a planet where a constitution is pre-eminent and where all laws are subservient to it. But, in order to reach that political oasis, they had to break the law.

The political corruption in Mars and Venus is so pervasive that their economies suffer. Natural resources are wasted, quality public education is minimal and the misuse of public funds reduce the opportunities to create jobs that will hold them there.

For many of these aliens, interplanetary travel was economic and was based on family survival.

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