Talk:James K. Polk

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"Unfortunately, Polk was unable to prevent several thousand Mexicans from entering the country and gaining citizenship when the United States annexed California and New Mexico."

What the? They already lived there! We won the land from Mexico in the war! Not to mention they didn't get citizenship until YEARS later, they were treated the same way indians were. Someone needs to re-write this page with some semblance of fact. Also, "an early supporter of the bush doctrine of pre-emptive war"? really... ? JamesBenjamin 17:55, 29 June 2007 (EDT)

A lot of this stuff was put there by users who have been known parodists. I removed some of it. DanH 17:57, 29 June 2007 (EDT)

"imminent Mexican attack on Texas"

The article states that James Knox Polk "launched an invasion of Mexico to prevent an imminent Mexican attack on Texas." This is historical speculation and should be attributed or removed. In reality, there is no way to prove that an attack was or was not going to occur. To suggest this implies that we have absolute knowledge of the circumstances and human thoughts surrounding the event. Perhaps the wording should be changed to read, "Polk launched an invasion of Mexico to prevent what many USA Congressmembers saw as an imminent Mexican attack on Texas" or whatever the correct attribution may be. I may end up changing this myself. Also, could someone help me out with the footnotes? I'm not sure how to unify two different citations which are from the same source. Mal 21:16, 19 June 2008 (EDT)