1846 After Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821, it addressed the problem of its northern region. The sparsely-settled area was subject to harassment from Comanche, Navajo and Apache tribes who felt they had some right to the land just because they were there first. Mexico thought attracting settlers from the United States might help. They tempted Americans with promises of cheap land grants, if the new settlers became Mexican citizens, spoke Spanish and converted to Catholicism.
Immigrants from the U.S. poured into the Mexican province of Tejas. Most came from slave states. By the early 1830s, the 5,000 Mexicans in the province were overwhelmed by the 20,000 settlers and their 5,000 slaves.
North Korea’s dictator was recently described in glowing terms: “very talented man … wants to do the right thing … very worthy, very smart negotiator … excellent relationship … funny guy … loves his people … great personality … a great honor … very special bond … I do trust him.”
“…extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation.”
Remember our previous President Barack Obama? He went on record that he would be willing to meet “not just with our friends but our enemies,” including North Korea. The reaction from Fox News was predictable. Fox talking heads were outraged about “bowing and scraping before dictators” because there’s no “discussing issues with Kim Jong-un.”
Our current President has impressive diplomatic and negotiating skills. When he announced that he will meet with the North Korean leader. According to Sean Hannity, “The world will probably be a little bit safer. The media should be giving President Trump credit for that.”