Skip to comments.IBD: Mexicans Still Think They Own the U.S.
Posted on 05/05/2005 1:56:32 PM PDT by conservativecorner
Many Hispanic activists, Mexican citizens and perhaps even members of the Mexican government believe the American Southwest rightfully belongs to Mexico.
They refuse to accept the legality of the U.S. annexation of Texas in 1845, the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo following the Mexican-American War, which gave large parts of Mexico to the U.S., or the 1852 Gadsden Purchase of Mexican territory now in Arizona and New Mexico. Story Continues Below
A Zogby poll found that 58 percent of Mexicans agreed with the statement, "The territory of the Southwest U.S. rightfully belongs to Mexico," and therefore they believe they don't need permission to enter. In 1997, then-Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo told the National Council of La Raza in Chicago: "I have proudly affirmed that the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders."
And current President Vincente Fox "repeated this line during a 2001 visit to the U.S., when he called for open borders and endorsed Mexico's new dual citizenship law," according to Investor's Business Daily.
Activist Charles Trujillo, a professor at the University of New Mexico, predicts that a new Hispanic nation will be formed within this century, encompassing much of the American Southwest and part of northern Mexico.
He says U.S. states have the right to secede under our original Articles of Confederation, and this will occur in the future when several Southwest states have Hispanic majorities.
The Hispanic student activist group MECHa (a Spanish acronym for Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan) claims that Texas, California, Arizona, New Mexico and southern Colorado were stolen by the U.S. and should be returned to the people of Mexico, under the name "Nation of Aztlan."
Aztlan is the mythical original home of the Aztec people.
Some Californians seem to think that Los Angeles has already been "returned" to the Mexican people. As NewsMax.com reported in April, billboards touting a Spanish-language TV news program showed two newscasters in front of the L.A. skyline, with "Los Angeles, Mexico" printed above.
The billboards angered groups fighting illegal immigration. Stuart Fischoff, who teaches media psychology at California State-Los Angeles, told the L.A. Times: "The joke here is, We're taking back California.' Underneath the joke is part of the truth."
If need be, sign me up...:)
What's this guy a professor of? -- basketweaving?!
They D*MN sure won't take back Texas without a fight!
My solution is for the US to give Los Angeles County and San Francisco back to Mexico. It would be a two-fer...it would stop Mexico's whining, and it might go a long way to turning California back to being a "red state."
As NewsMax.com reported in April, billboards touting a Spanish-language TV news program showed two newscasters in front of the L.A. skyline, with "Los Angeles, Mexico" printed above.There's a reason why paintball guns were invented.
There's a battle that will last about an hour.
La Raza told us in the 80s that "We shall not overcome. We shall overwhelm."
You'd think someone would finally pay some attention.
If they believe they own the U.S., then why did they run scared from the Minutemen, eh? They can be stopped, with a little effort.
And now, they have pished off the Governator; that should have them quaking in their cheap boots.
That wasn't funny!
Northern Mexico Ping!
Please let me know if you want on or off this South Texas/Mexico ping list.
I'm sure Mexicans think that the southern portion of Mexico belongs to Guatemala, too. /sarcasm
I'm sorry, but wasn't our original Articles of Confederation just and outline for the Constitution which replaced it?
I don't know. I think the idea of the UN trying to protect anybody is kinda funny in a morbid sorta way...
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