19 May 2010

"Stolen" land? Not so much

Let's go back in time, to May 19, 1848.  On that date, the Mexican-American War officially ended.

Bear in mind, when this war was fought, the United States was nothing even resembling a superpower. Mexico and America had equivalent technologies, reasonably equal manpower...in short, it was a fair fight.

One hundred and sixty-two years ago(longer than any human being has ever lived--so much for that "the border crossed us" nonsense), Mexico ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ceded California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other U.S. states to the United States for $15 million.

I might point out that fifteen million dollars was a lot of money back when our currency actually had value. I could explain that we paid the same amount for far more land in the Louisiana Purchase. I could observe that we bought Alaska for less than half that amount.

Think about that. We stomped Mexico in a fair fight. We could have just taken what we wanted and flipped them the bird. But we didn't. We actually paid them for the lands we conquered, which--as far as I know--was rarely if ever done in those days. So much for the "stolen land" argument.

I'm more than done with the constant whining of Calderon and his supporters in this country, whether legal immigrants, illegals or 'American' bootlicking toadies of the Obama regime. In addition to being hypocrites of the blackest variety, they're being dishonorable treaty-breakers.*

Attencion, Senor Presidente y otros: We won. You lost. Pull on your big-girl panties and deal with it. Unless you want to fight the Second Mexican-American War, in which case--as soon as we have someone with cojones in office--we will own your entire pinche country. And the Stars & Stripes will fly over every part of it, and you will speak American English whether you like it or not.

Or you could tend to your own affairs and quit badmouthing America. Your call.

* Yes, I'm aware of the US' shameful and dishonorable conduct regarding the treaties we made with Native folks. It wasn't right when we did it, and it isn't right when anyone else does, either.

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