Sunday, February 17, 2008

It's Not Illegal Immigration, If It Was Always Your's To Begin With ...

I was listening the other day to a show about how open America's borders are and how floods of Mexicans are pouring over the border to seek a better life in the US. in the conversations a key point was brought up that I never even knew about, the fact that California was once actually apart of Mexico, along with Texas and a few other colonies. So after losing land to the United States ... well, technically they're just taking back what was once their backyard, not by force but by simple economics. pity the Mexicans couldn't surf back in those days.

Wiki >
Before becoming a part of the United States, Alta California was colonized by the Spanish Empire, beginning in 1769. Alta California became a part of the newly independent nation of Mexico in 1821, and remained so until 1846. That year, an independent California Republic was declared. The Republic's first and only president was William B. Ide, who played a pivotal role during the Bear Flag Revolt. His term lasted twenty-five days and concluded when California was occupied by U.S. forces during the Mexican-American War. Under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 1848, Mexico formally ceded California to the United States. California was admitted to the Union as the 31st state on September 9, 1850.

On other news things are rolling along fast. Work may be changing, Comic Con is booked for, Richard seems to be eager to turn things to fulltime and Alec is about to become a Dad. all the best. oh and i almost forgot, saw the Police the other week, rocked well, but for those interested .... pick up an album called FictionPlane, you may be surprised.