posted on May, 22 2007 @ 06:46 AM
Originally posted by jsobecky
This is not history repeating itself. We did not walk into a fully functioning super-power and demand to be treated like citizens, with all the
accompanying benefits and social safety nets that we now enjoy.
No, but you walked into someone else's land and demanded it for yourself.
Even after the colonies, the United States was still built on immigration, which you refuse to acknowledge. Those immigrants were brought into society
and made to feel American, but the new generation are simply ignored.
By crying "its a dark day for our country" is just laughable. Its sad that some Americans fail to understand that THEY are immigrants and the nation
you love was built by immigration.
And something you need to understand, especially about the South West of America. That part was "New Spain", which was historically apart of Mexico.
Mexico and "New Spain" became one after the Mexican war of independence. So, Mexico did include the modern South West. America gained those states
after the Mexican-American war.
And that is the problem you guys face today. Many Mexicans (and even the Mexican government) see that part of the US as THEIR LAND. Which should be
alarming to you yanks. Plus, the immigrants see it as their land too. What do you do? say we won it fair and square in a war (which us Europeans use
to say) or do you consider partitioning parts of it? But in about 10 years, that part of America is going to become heated when you get a Latino
majority. Hostile laws and fence building is only going to make things worse.
There were no immigration laws or treaties that existed at the time. We broke no laws.
Thats because the colonists came in and WROTE the laws.
Learn about the history of the US before you make such asinine statements.
I have thank you. Especially about colonialism and the effects of immigration today.
[edit on 22-5-2007 by infinite]