Skip to comments.The Plan to Sell Texas to Great Britain
Posted on 11/18/2018 11:01:36 AM PST by cowpoke
In 1841, Andrews hatched a plan to make his political and moral beliefs a lived reality: He would convince Great Britain to buy up all the land in Texas on the condition that they free Texass slaves. The idea was not as outlandish as it might sound. In 1833, Great Britain had done something similar in abolishing slavery on its plantations in the West Indies. There, slaveholders were paid a total of $20 million sterling in recompense for their lost property, though they retained the land. And Texas had already reached across the Atlantic for economic aid. The South Carolina politician James Hamilton had recently attempted to borrow $5 million from European nations in support of Texas...
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Fast forwarding to today we might more likely sell Britain to Texas.
who would buy it?
There will always be a Britain...but can we afford it?
England could be bought, but who would want it? What would you do with it? How would you defend it?
Now Australia and Canada? That is another matter.
“After a few days, he took his family north to Mississippi and then east, leaving them in Norwich, Connecticut.”
This writer is a bit challenged in geography.
“Now Australia and Canada? That is another matter.”
We almost had Canada were it not for a crucial battle near Detroit. Pity, Canada is 1/10 of what it should be. It is the worst under achiever in the world. With all that they have they should be a powerhouse. Instead they have embraced every bad idea the US and England ever had and made them worse.
While we’re at it, sell Cuba to Israel too.
Yes, Canada should be a world leader. Sadly, it's mostly forgotten about. As it is, the sun has long set on the British Empire.
Yes, Socialism is the place nations go to die.
Churchill must be doing 360s in his grave.
Can we offer them California instead?
And throw in Detroit for good measure?
We could trade Quebec to the EU for the Brits.
CA is not the problem, the government leaders in CA is the problem.
It is a beautiful state run by the most insane in the asylum.
Detroit? Impossible. Totally Impossible.
Worse than most of the bombed out cities in Europe after WWII. Car companies closed because it was impossible to operate under local government.
Import cars took the market.
Residents live with the shell of a huge industry vacant and the revenue from the jobs has been gone for a generation.
Like living on the Border in Mexico.
And then there is the modern-day plan to sell Alaska to China to pay off our debt... discussed among military elites of the Bush Jr. Era in earnest. Pebble Mine controversy, that sticky Alaskan Constitution that cedes land rights to state citizens... and all that.
Yeah...like that tea sipping island of cold hearted queers coulda held onto the same Texas that ran out Santa Anna AND the Comanches.
London Bridge is already in Arizona.
Our dear friends, the Saudis...
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