Why We Should Not Fight The Mexicans
Essay, Research Paper
War with Mexico will destroy us yet. Fighting with them will set a burden on us as well as on them. We are fighting with them for the say reason; England was fighting with us. England fought us because we would not follow the laws that they passed, and we want to fight the Mexicans because they don’t want to give us the land that we want. In some way you could call this being hypocritical. Annexing Texas was the dumbest mistake we ever made; it will upset our balance of beliefs. Even though Mexico is our adversary, so was England, what if one day we want to trade with Mexico. Do you think that they would want to trade with us? No, we will become the country that pushed them down when they were already weak enough as it is, and the War will terminate ever having Mexico as an ally/
If we fight Mexico then we are being hypocrites, of what we fought for when we went against England. We are treating them as if they belong to us; they are there own country. We are forcing them to give us something that is rightfully theirs. Mexico is a weak country and we are a strong country. For example, in the Revolutionary War the odds were against us, the British were strong and we were weak. They came into our territory thinking they could push us over, but it turned out just the opposite. The same thing could happen here, they outnumber us by far, but yet we are better skilled and trained. But they have the same chance of winning as we do. If we win, what will become of us? Will we turn into a greedy anarchy just as England, acting as a authoritarian that will make War with anyone who steps in our way. We are a very strong country we don’t need more land, we are barely using up the land we have now. Instead of conquering we need to focus on the things that we need most, like working on giving our less fortunate children a better education, and fix up the working conditions.
The annexation of Texas is the dumbest decision congress has ever made. Sooner or later the issue over whether it should be a free state or slave with come up. We have a balance of thirteen free states and thirteen slave, and adding Texas in there will upset the balance. Henry Clay said in his letter to the Editors of the National Intelligence that “Annexation would be to proclaim to the world an insatiable and unquenchable thirst for foreign conquest or acquisition of territory. For if today Texas be acquired to strengthen one part of the confederacy, tomorrow Canada may be required to add strength to another. Finally, the part of the confederacy which is now weakest, would find itself still weaker from the impossibility of securing new territory for those peculiar institutions (slavery) which it is charged with being desirous to extend…”. Which means that Texas could cause controversy within the US. As of now slavery cannot be mentioned in Congress without men arguing, and starting a fight.
War will kill any future trade with Mexico. One day we are going to want something the Mexicans have. Such as fruit, gold, or other raw materials, that we may want. Most likely they will not want to give it to us. Are we going to fight with them over that? They have every right to not trade with us. We show up in their country bullying them around.
In the end, we might go to war, we will force them to sell their land that they acquired form their own revolution. Not only will it cause internal trouble for use. It will weaken our already weak relationship between Mexico and us.
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