Do people who advocate the return of the American southwest to Mexico also advocate repayment of . . .?
the purchase price? A total of $21.5 million in cash and assumed liabilities was paid, which would be about $540 million in 2010 dollars. Plus 162 years' of compound interest (even at very low rates) and payment for the improvements to the land would all add up to a fantastically large sum. Could mexico afford this amount?
And if that land is given back, should the 13 colonies, which Britain was NOT paid for - be returned as well? Why or why not?
Even at only 5% interest, the cost would be about $7 trillion dollars - again, not taking into account the cost of the improvements to the land, which were undertaken pursuant to a valid treaty.
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
Mexico doesn't want to buy it back. They want to conquer the southwest through gaining a majority population.
"Current and former top Mexican government officials and advisers, for example, along with leaders of U.S. groups like the National Council of La Raza, the League of United Latin American Citizens and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, routinely co-host seminars of the Foundation for Solidarity of Mexico and America, according to Hector Carreon of the Aztlan Communications Network. The basic aim of FSMA, which is a key convergence point of open-borders advocacy in both countries, is uninterrupted immigration from Mexico to the U.S.
“Aztlan” is the ancient Aztec word for the lands of California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico, which more radical Hispanic activists have long claimed were stolen by “gringos” from Europe and that are now to be retaken via massive immigration that eventually produces Hispanic majorities at all levels of governance. But whether expressed more moderately by groups such as FSMA or more radically by explicitly separatist voices like MEChA, Aztlan is the animating spirit of the Reconquista movement. That spirit is reflected in remarks like this by a former California state secretary of health, education and welfare: “California is going to be a Hispanic state. Anyone who doesn’t like it should leave.”
- Anonymous10 years ago
your assumptions are wrong dude.....the United States has NO obligation to Mexico......the government of mexico was PAID for the land the US wanted....why do you think we displace HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN INDIANS ONTO RESERVATIONS IN FLORIDA..... to appease the concerns of the mexicans and the threat that the american indian posed to them......Geranimo had to be removed from mexico by the US Calvary because the mexicans kidnapped and raped his wife and children and took them into mexico-----Geranimo and his warriors went on a killing spree in mexico to get his family back----the US should not have interferred with that either....we would not be having this problem we have now at the border----Geranimo would have killed most of them......HISTORY DUDE....FACTUAL HISTORY......
this INVASION OF MEXICANS AND THEIR FAMILIES NEED TO BE DEPORTED AND CHARGED WITH CRIMES AGAINST AMERICA.
- Anonymous10 years ago
I think they generally just advocate getting rid of Texas, right?
I mean the Texans don't want to be part of America, we don't want them....
Why not sell them to someone else?