The Taking of California

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    1840-1847 a very interesting history piece giving rise to the fiasco that actually ensued with Captain John C.Fremont and other officers involved in the takeover of California from Mexicos General Jose'Castro( a distant relative).
    Actually Mexico wanted to cede California to England for debts owed...the US under President Polk had a strong interest in California as well as Oregon...
    Thus the pseudo war with Mexico began and ended with the Republic of California becomming a state!


    www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/1973/2/1973_2_4.shtml

    Eat your heart out illegal aliens...your grievance is a moot point as y'all wanted to cede California to England anyway!
     
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    In hindsight, we should have let Mexico keep it.
     
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    Nah...actually Spain should have kept California after Mexico won Independence...General Jose' Castro was a Spanish officer who stayed in California after Mexico won Independence...with the fiasco of one Captain Fremont he threw up his hands returned to Mexico and then on back to his homeland of Spain! Now we have a weird California a mix of perverts and illegal aliens!
     
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    Okay, so how about sawing it off and letting it float into the sunset?
     
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    I don't think so...would take a mighty big chain saw...and we would have a big problem with the illegals trying to swim the distance back to the mainland...NEVADA...no way Jose!
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    It has a republican governor! They aren't all libs!
     
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    He is only conservative on fiscal issues...and his wife is a Kennedy! :cof:
     
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    Just don't decide we can have it after all! ;)
     

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