Let’s Give California, New Mexico and Texas back to Mexico


Dear President Obama:

Since the administration seems to be rabid in giving land back to Palestine acquired by Israel as a result of the Israeli victory in the Six Day War of 1967, why not look at talking to Mexico about giving land back that the US took in the Mexican War of 1846 – 1848.  In case you don’t have a background on it here is the Wikipedia version of the war:

The Mexican–American War (or Mexican War) was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution.

American forces invaded and conquered New Mexico, California, and parts of what is currently northern Mexico; meanwhile, the American Navy conducted a blockade, and took several garrisons on the Pacific coast of Mexico—largely what is now California, but also farther south. Another American army captured Mexico City, which forced Mexico to agree to the sale of its northern territories to the U.S.

American territorial expansion to the Pacific coast was the goal of President James K. Polk; the leader of the Democratic Party However, the war was highly controversial in the U.S., with the Whig Party and anti-slavery elements strongly opposed. Heavy American casualties and high monetary cost were also criticized. The major consequence of the war was the forced Mexican Cession of the territories of Alta California and New Mexico to the U.S. in exchange for $18 million. Mexico accepted the Rio Grande as its national border, and the loss of Texas. Meanwhile gold was discovered in California, which immediately became an international magnet for the California Gold Rush. The political aftermath of the war raised the slavery issue in the U.S., leading to intense debates that pointed to civil war; the Compromise of 1850 provided a brief respite.

I am sure that President Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa is on your speed dial, look carefully between Chavez and the Castros.

PS: Mr. President Benjamin Netanyahu has a message for you.

 

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4 thoughts on “Let’s Give California, New Mexico and Texas back to Mexico

  1. I am in favor of giving California, New Mexico, and Texas back to Mexico. We should also give Palestine and Israel to the Palestinians.

  2. Hey Steve, how about an old-fashioned civil war instead? Looks like you leftists want to start one anyhow. I’m game.

  3. yeah and while were at it lets give the east coast back to great britain and everything from the louisiana purchase back to france, and maybe give mexico back to spain! Giving is fun!

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