Saturday, May 13, 2017

Polk & Trump - My Mane Men

THIS DAY IN HISTORY -
President Polk declares war on Mexico
On May 13, 1846, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly votes in favor of President James K. Polk’s request to declare war on Mexico in a dispute over Texas.

Mexico didn’t follow through with its own threat to declare war...


This, barely 10 years after the Republic of Texas declared independence from the Republic of Mexico in 1836, and less than 2 weeks after a joint resolution passed on March 1, 1845 with regards to the annexation of Texas (culminating on December 29 of that same year).

The 10-year delay was due to the threat of war with Mexico and upsetting the slave state/free state balance.

TRUMP: Polk was really angry what was happening in regard to Mexico and Texas. People don't realize, the Mexican War -- you think about it, why? People don't ask the question, but why was there a war with Mexico? He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Alamo, he said, 'There's no reason for this.' Polk said, 'build a big, beautiful wall and make Mexico pay for it.'

2 comments:

Kid said...

History may not repeat but it sure does Rhyme.

Here's one.

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Hey up-chuck shumer
F You.

DaBlade said...

THAT was a beautiful poem. It transcended the mere assortment of letters and words, and spiritually took me along for the ride, with the last line offering a brief respite and satisfactory conclusion for one of the largest numbnuts of all the democrats.