California: You think the Mexicans would take it back?



Insightful op-ed piece by Victor Davis Hanson, regarding California and it’s debt situation.

Yes, we are proud that we have changed the attitude, lifestyle, and demography of the state, made it “green,” and have the highest paid public employees and the most generous welfare system—and do not have to soil our hands with nasty things like farming, oil production, or nuclear power. And now we are broke.

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In 1848, the United States paid $15 million for California, Arizona and New Mexico and parts of Utah, Nevada, and Colorado (Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo).  Somebody call the Mexican government and offer to return California.  They can keep the $15 million.

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One Response to “California: You think the Mexicans would take it back?”

  1. January 6th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Life Sentence says:

    Please help! I’ve just conceived (at least I think I have – obviously science is of no concern here), and I need IMMEDIATE public assistance for my zygote! I absolutely cannot support another human being, and this one refuses to survive on its own outside my uterus! Since it’s a person, to be sure, I will have a Social Security number assigned straightaway. Does anybody know how long it takes for the welfare checks to start rolling in?

    P.S. – I’ve named it Mythology.

    P.P.S. – I hope I was allowed to name it, seeing as it has more rights than I do.

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