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Do you believe Mexico should be given back lands seized by the United States after the Mexican-American War of 1846-48?

  • Yes,I believe Mexico should be given back lands.

    Yes,i believe Mexico should be given back lands seized by the United States after the Mexican-American War of 1848.There is a very believable argument that says that these lands were taken illegally.With that in mind and to keep peace,the US should go ahead and return the lands for the best interest of everyone.

  • Yes they should.

    I do believe that Mexico should be given back lands seized by the United States after the Mexican-American War of 1846-48. This is because those lands weren't really taken in a fair and legal manner. Also, I believe the state I live in would be part of the lands given back. That would be a good thing because I would have to move from the land I hate.

  • Wasn't The United States to Take and Mexico really needed that territory and the U.S. doesn't.

    Mexico would certainly have a better economy today if it weren't for President James Knox Polk's greed and his unsuccessful attempt to extend slavery in the west.
    Davy Crockett and the rest of the people from the U.S. should have realized that when they left their country and entered Texas under Mexico, they gave up their rights.
    The Texas war for independence was a slavery issue since Santa Ana abolished slavery and the Texans wanted to keep their slaves. For example, some of the men who were thought as heroes of the Alamo were slave holders especially Jim Bowie who was a son of a slave trader.

  • Yes, and Mexico will recover it.

    Manifest destiny gives the mexicans the right to do it. If the U.S. did it without a referendum, without asking to the original people there.... Why Mexico can not do the same?

    Just remember, spaniards took 7 centuries to have their land back from arabs. And certainly we will have our land back.

  • Mexican Territory Yes

    Mexico needed the land and the U.S. didn't. The only reason the U.S. wanted the land was to extend slavery which only went into Texas. And Texas ended up seceding from the U.S. joining the Confederate States. Then a couple of years ago Texas wanted to secede after Obama's election. May you have back what was wrongfully taken from you, Mexico!

  • A Mexican Territory

    I believe the US stole the Mexican Territory in an illegal way before 1846. Mexico was busy at that time in war for Independence in Mexico. The US asked Mexico to borrow some land only to defeat a European country at that time. Americans started to settle without Mexico's permission.

  • Mexican Territory Yes

    I believe the US stole the Mexican Territory in an illegal way before 1846. Mexico was tired and in war at that time to gain Independence in Mexico. The US only asked Mexico to borrow land at that time to have power to win a war against a European country.

  • Mexican Territory Yes

    I believe the US stole the Mexican Territory in an illegal way before 1846. Mexico was tired and in war at that time to gain Independence in Mexico. The US only asked Mexico to borrow land at that time to have power to win a war against a European country.

  • Mexican Territory Yes

    I believe the US stole the Mexican Territory in an illegal way before 1846. Mexico was tired and in war at that time to gain Independence in Mexico. The US only asked Mexico to borrow land at that time to have power to win a war against a European country.

  • Mexican Territory Yes

    I believe the US stole the Mexican Territory in an illegal way before 1846. Mexico was tired and in war at that time to gain Independence in Mexico. The US only asked Mexico to borrow land at that time to have power to win a war against a European country.

  • Defend Our Nation

    Deport them all and nuke Mexico, They are our enemies, NEVER believe for a moment Mexicans will not rise us against us when their numbers are great enough in the US to do so. If we fail to defend our nation (due to liberalism/White Guilt), then we do not deserve a nation, and our Children and grand children will be murdered and enslaved for many generations.

    Life isn't fair, and neither is nature.

  • Nothing will ever be enough!

    The peoples of Iberia (spanish and portuguese descent) already own the ENTIRE Southern Hermisphere plus all of Central America. These countries are not deserts, they are rich with good soil, forests, minerals, and rich coastlines. For some reason the iberian peoples don't believe that 2/3 of the western hemisphere is enough for them, that they in fact deserve to own the whole thing. But if they've made a mess of the 2/3 they already have, aren't we justified in our fear that they'll just make a mess of the rest if we let them? Their arrogance knows no bounds.

  • Only if they give us back what we won from them first.

    Since in the war of 1848 we took over the whole country of Mexico and then we bought large areas of land from them including California.
    They would owe us for the land we bought from them at its current price if they want it so badly. We gave them back plenty of the land of Mexico (which we did not need to do).
    Of course then they need to give it all back to Spain ( who they took it from), who needs to give it back to the Aztecs, who took it from someone else, who took it from the animals. All in the Spirit of "giving it back", I guess.
    So then where do the people go when we give it back to the animals? Since they are the rightful original owners?
    Just silly people looking for a freebie, who are NOT entitled to one, no matter how you look at it!

  • Are you serious?

    Why would you want to give them lands that are RIGHTFULLY ours? So they can keep inbreeding like crazy? So the cartels can have more room to grow coke and marijuana? So the cartels can build more grave sites filled with people that oppose them? I don't think so. 'Murica!

  • Free at last!

    Since a dominant portion of Mexico's language, culture and technology are derived from European countries such as Spain, France, Germany and Italy it should relinquish it's European roots and revert back to it indigenous roots. Yes that means all the oil refineries and factories will have to be shut down but it will be free from Western European influence. Cut down all the phone lines, internet and cell towers that are junking up the beautiful Mexico landscape. The people will have to use more primitive forms of transportation, textile (clothing), sundries and confectionery items and farm the land with primitive tools, but it will be worth it. We will make Mexico Green! Last but not least we will have to rename Mexico to something else because the name is a transliteration of a phonetic language spoken by the noble indigenous people.

  • What would be the point?

    We Americans have made tremendous improvements to the land we purchased after the war.

    Mexico couldn't now afford to buy the land back.

    If we gave it back to them, it would soon suck there. Why are millions of Mexicans fleeing their country? Because it sucks there. Why does it suck there? Because there are Mexicans there.

  • If anyone get's land back, it's the Native Americans

    By following this same line of logic, the Native Americans should be given back ALL of their land, it was ALL illegally taken by genocide. How exactly did the Spanish obtain Mexico legally? This debate seems to be the work of shillery, as the idea of the US empire giving up any land is preposterous.

  • Mexico Lost. We keep the land.

    The policy of returning land to the losers of war is amusing. We may be a more civil humanity now, but in the past, war was how things got decided. If a nation had the power to take land, they took it. If Mexico had won land in the war, do you think they would give it up? They got to keep the land they have now. The only reason Mexico does not fully belong to the US is that the leaders at the time got what they wanted and perhaps did not have the for-sight to predict how valuable a thinner piece of land between the Atlantic and Pacific would be.

  • It has long been established and recognized by both countries that such lands are part of the US.

    It has long been established and recognized by both countries that land annexed to the United States following the Mexican-American War is part of the US. Mexico does not contest this, nor has it sought a return of the land. Furthermore, it is highly unlikely that the residents of the territory in question would ever consent to becoming part of Mexico, thus precluding this possibility under the internationally recognized principle of self-determination.

  • No, I do not believe Mexico should be given back lands.

    No, I do not believe Mexico should be given back lands seized by the US after the Mexican American war. That's ridiculous. If all of the countries started giving back lands that they claimed in wars, everyone's borders would change so drastically and it would create global chaos. Leave the borders the way they are.


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