reply to post by Xtrozero
Not really. If you're really asserting that if this was done today it wouldn't be considered robbery and fraud then idk what to say bc nothing will
clearly work. Or vice versa. As far as I know, robbery and fraud have always been the same throughout the years.
Another one for all you ignorant Mexico haters. You guys seem to forget that Texas was colonized by American immigrants who entered Mexico illegally.
For that, I give you this:
"The National Colonization Law of August 18, 1824 failed to prohibit slavery and allowed Anglo-American immigration but favored Mexican immigrants
from the south, soldiers and nomadic Texas tribes by giving them priority in acquiring land. Between 1821 and 1835, forty-one land contracts permitted
13,500 families, mostly Anglo-Americans, to settle in Texas. Stephen F. Austin received one of the first grants to establish a colony in Texas on
August 1823. Two thousand settlers settled in the new colony that stretched from the east coast of Texas to La Grange. Green DeWitt established a
colony centered at Gonzalez. Another colony to the southeast of Austin's colony belonged to Martín de León. By 1828, Austin had signed four
contracts to settle 1200 families in Texas.
Anglos also entered Texas illegally, fleeing from the law or debts in the United States, and hoping for a new start.
With a growing Anglo-American population and their increasing resistance to Mexican authority, Mexico passed the Law of April 6, 1830. It declared
incomplete land contracts void, and only allowed immigration to colonies that already held a hundred families, such as Austin's colony. Future
Anglo-American immigrants were forbidden to settle near U.S. borders. More presidios were established to prevent illegal immigration. The law also
banned the additional importation of slaves into Texas and began taxing imports.
New immigration continued under old contracts. James McGloin and John McCullen acquired contracts they made in the late 1820s. They brought several
Irish families to Texas and found San Patricio in 1831. Other colonists, James Power and James Hewetson, established a settlement at modern-day
Refugio. The Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company, a speculating company representing Vehlein, Burnet and de Zavala, continued to advertise land in
Texas and sold illegal land contracts. Several European families immigrated to Texas with these land contracts and were allowed to stay because of
Anglos also became involved in smuggling, bringing goods like corn, meats and timber, into Texas and shipping the products south into Mexico or to New
Mexico, further deteriorating relations with Mexican authorities.
Several conventions asked for the repeal of the Law of 1830, the abolishment of tariffs, and the establishment of Texas as an independent state from
Coahuila, a neighboring state it was sharing representation with. Anglos would become the majority population in an independent Texas, increasing
their power in the Mexican legislature and their demands for concessions. Mexican authorities instead decided to increase their military presence in
Texas, to challenge these demands and suppress any rebellions. Anglo-American fear of military occupation quickly led to the Texas Revolution.
Mexico grew alarmed by the large population of Anglo-Americans in Texas, a state that was sparsely populated and far from Mexico City's control. Its
close proximity to the United States increased Mexico's suspicions and the immigration policies were attempts to maintain a balance between
Anglo-American and Mexican populations. Anglos could easily immigrate illegally because borders were not enforced or closely watched.
Ironically, the same problem occurs today with U.S. authorities trying to deter illegal immigration into Texas from Mexico. Texans are becoming aware
of the increasing Hispanic population that will become the majority population in the future. Just like Anglo-Americans, the current Hispanic
population will increase its demands for more representation and affect the state's focus to specific issues pertaining to the Hispanic community."
But of course this won't even be enough. You guys use it to your advantage when it suits your ignorant and arrogant purposes and dispose of anything
that contradicts your guys conceived notions of reality. I hope I awakened some of you guys to see that this has gone both ways. I'm not advocating
turning the land back to Mexico and don't think it should. It's been way too long and these states have clearly established themselves as part of
our republic. I just hope that you guys will see that you're not right in your assertions and the only way to fix this problem is to work together. I
think we're all against illegal immigration, whites and legal hispanics, and that's what we need to fix. Race needs to be taken out of the equation
though because as I've shown, both sides have played the same role.
[edit on 10-5-2010 by conspiracy88]