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  •  That is historically true. Texas Rangers were (2+ / 0-)
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    highly complicit in the ethnic cleansing of Mexicans from centuries old ranches in the valley area and west Texas on behalf of white ranchers who wanted their land.

    Research into name changes in county property records books tell the story.  

    Texas Rangers were known to shoot unarmed men on the side of the road, to get their families off the ranch and run them off to Mexico, so the land became the property of white landowners.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 10:26:40 PM PST

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    •  Deep down, at some unconscious level, (1+ / 0-)
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      they are aware that they TOOK Texas from Mexico, and are deeply afraid that some day the Mex'cans are going to take it back.

      "We refuse to fight in a war started by men who refused to fight in a war." -freewayblogger

      by Bisbonian on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 08:43:52 AM PST

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