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originally posted by: The angel of light
a reply to: conspiracy nut
Well Dear Conspiracy nut,
Maximilian of Habsburg conditioned his decision to accept the Imperial Throne of Mexico when he was visited by a commission of notable people of that country in his palace at Miramar, to the realization of a National referendum asking to the Mexican people directly if they wanted such a rule. The referendum took place and it was voted in favor of Maximilian.
Mexico Emperors Referendum 1863
The Juarists always have attacked that decision saying that the referendum was performed while Mexico was occupied by the French Army, but anyway that is far more of what Benito Juarez could show in to justify his authority since the truth is that he was an acting President, that was not elected by the people.
Benito Juarez Garcia was imposed as President by a decision taken solely by the Liberal faction in the Congress of Mexico, the conservative congressmen opposed it and he jumped from Member of the Supreme Court to the Presidency, in a clear unconstitutional maneuver since it violates the divisions of powers.
The conservative Senators and members of the house elected General Miguel G. Miramon as the only President they recognized, who was a former Child Hero, the only one that survived the siege of the Chapultepec Castle during the American assault to Mexico city of 1848.
General Miguel Miramon, the seventh Hero Child of Mexico
Miguel Miramon - Nino Heroe
General Miguel G. Miramon resigned his office as Acting President in favor of Maximilian and supported him until his death, he was shoted aside him in Queretaro.
Miguel Miramon, President of Mexico 1859-60 appointed by Tacubaya plan
Of course the Juarist propaganda machinery has undermined the fact that Miramon was National Hero and also that General Jose Tomas Mejia-Camacho, the other man that shot with Maximiliano in Queretaro was a pure blood Aborigine of the country contradicting the fact that only Mexican white people and foreigners were supporting Maximilian.
General Tomas Mejia Mexican Indian died supporting Maximilian
The Angel of Lightness
President Woodrow Wilson knew some version of Villa's reputation, saying he was "a sort of Robin Hood [who] had spent an eventful life robbing the rich in order to give to the poor. He had even at some point kept a butcher's shop for the purpose of distributing to the poor the proceeds of his innumerable cattle raids." Wilson, quoted in Katz, The Life and Times of Pancho Villa, p. 7.
"I know that in Mexico there will be no homeland, while school children learn not to shed a tear of gratitude for the man
that left European luxury and glory, to come to America
to die in defense of the threatened Latin culture."
the Federal District and nine neighboring states shrank in relative (population) size, from 49% in 1810 to 40% in 1870, and then recovered to 43% by 1910.