Today Is Guadalupe Hidalgo Day: Party Like It's 1848!

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2 February 2019
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... While the Cultural Marxists are busy importing festivals from other cultures irrelevant to American history (Cinco de Mayo) or instituting holy days of obligation for their saints (Martin Luther King) we need to get busy having FUN— celebrating the historic American nation.

The anniversary of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is an obvious choice. Here are the facts:

  • The Mexican-American war basically started as a dispute over our southern border. Mexico fired the first shot in 1846 and the conflict lasted about a year, concluding with American troops’ capture of Mexico City.
  • The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ultimately cut Mexico in half by way of gaining California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, half of Texas (depending on how you count the Republic of Texas) and half of New Mexico. Despite this enormous land gain, the Treaty was a sore point for American President James Polk, who felt we should have gotten more, including the Baja peninsula.

My guess is that most modern Americans are only aware of the map associated with the Treaty because of groups like Aztlan and others who wave it around as proof of their indigeneity.

In fact, the West was the very thinly settled. And the of the 70,000 Mexican citizens there, roughly half are estimated to have been American-born. Residents of the area were given one year to choose whether to swap citizenships from Mexico to American. And 90% chose American....