The United States has a strong government and infrastructure. Our country is not perfect, and disparities exist, but I believe that by annexing Mexico we can boost the economy, bring infrastructure up to safe standards, bring in a high standard for law enforcement, and reunite families that have been separated by immigration. We can put those drug lords in jail where they belong. Our military can help bring safety to dangerous areas. Plus, we would get to enjoy free travel in our newest states and enjoy wonderful Mexican culture. I think we should share our prosperity with our brothers to the south by joining together.
It would have to move slowly south, cleaning up as it went, I think. Crazy thought. Legalize drugs to lower the profit margens to kill off the cartels or at least they would be weakened possibly. I’m just throwing things out there. Mexico doesn’t seem to want their people any way.
This would make more sense than any other place we Americans have interfered and should come up a win-win in the end. Nothing personal against Mexico, but they have failed to succeed as an American nation and need our help. Their citizens need our help. We share far too large a border with this country to allow the corruption of their government and suffering of their people continue. If Canada did so poor a job managing their country, they would be in the same boat, the need would be the same. Why are we shipping our raw material to China just to have these turned into product by children working with low regard to human rights and sold back to us for cheap. Why not funnel this investment instead into Mexico, where we could help build them up, improving the lives of so many. We could become so much less reliant on foreign frienemy countries, weakening them in the process.
Mexican culture is a fabulous thing. Sadly, a country that kills its own people isn't a fabulous thing. The USA has the strongest military in the world, all you would need to do is go and defeat he military and put the drug dudes in prison and -poof- yours for the Taking! The place is so tatally beautiful, with fascinating desert in the north and rainforest in the south. Who doesnt want a tropical place to hang?
Look Mexico is a corrupt nation that is falling apart. Plus, up here in America we have a serious illegal immigration problem. Why take the time to push them back into their own country, when we could just defeat their corrupt government, annex Mexico, make it part of America, and help the citizens. We'll have extra resources and more land, and all the citizens can become Americans.
They are going to jump either way so we might as well let them it is it will also solve drug problems we can search them too so it will be even then we wont have the problems that knocks out two birds with one stone. So that's is why
People who like to play conquistador forget one important detail: More territory means you need more personnel to guard your expanded grounds and more equipment. You are spreading yourself and your resources mighty thin. And do not forget, the people you subjugated are not going to forget what you did, so you will be constantly weakened by guerilla warfare. And other subversive activities.
Annexing Mexico will not solve the immigrant problem. It will mean that they are legal, but you'll have illegal immigrants from countries bordering Mexico anyway. On top of that, Mexico would still be for a time less developed and not up to scratch with regards to the rest of the USA, so people would internally relocate to the rest of the States. So in fact it would make the problem greater as not only are the immigrants still taking jobs, but they also are legalised. Plus you would need to accommodate 120 million extra people, so that would add an extra 1/3 roughly to the US population. And the majority of them are Hispanic/Latino, so the Republicans would have a jolly good time attempting to sway them over. Speaking of politics, imagine the Midwest states' uproar over their power being diminished? Or how the electoral college would look?
We annexed what is now Texas from Mexico in the mid 1800's. Though our US history books paint the Mexican American war in a different light, it was for the most part a war based on fabrication and a policy of Eminent domain to further US interest. The US offered to buy the territory from Mexico but, they decline; we just took it.