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To: Maelstorm

Texas can do this. Other lands taken by from Mexico in the war of 18146-8 —lands that are now California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado & Utah were gained by the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo and in the treaty it said that in these lands everything would be English and Spanish. BUT Texas was not listed so there no legal restrictions on English Only policy. So there is a fig leaf of a right to Spanish in these states and these states only. At least that’s my read on the treaty.


11 posted on 06/17/2011 11:03:52 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
lands that are now California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado & Utah were gained by the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo and in the treaty it said that in these lands everything would be English and Spanish.

I don't see where the Treaty says anything about language.

Mexicans in those territories had the option within a year to declare themselves U.S. Citizens or remain Mexican (they would become U.S. citizens if they didn't declare either way). The Treaty was silent on the descendents of those opting to remain Mexican citizens, I've never heard of any cases.
28 posted on 06/17/2011 11:23:30 AM PDT by kenavi ("Que te reelija tu madre!" : anti-Daniel Ortega youth)
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Could you post the language from the treaty that says that? or a link to the entire treaty?


31 posted on 06/17/2011 11:28:10 AM PDT by ngat
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