With this article I want to touch a little on why the Texas Declaration Of Independence is still a relevant, important, and amazing document even today. For a little hint, as you read the Declaration, pay very close attention to the part that describes where the Texans tried to get the rest of Mexico to join them in their efforts to throw out the corrupt Santa Ana regime, keep all of Mexico together, including Texas, California, New Mexico, Arizona, etc, and establish a real democracy for Mexico. It is near the end of the Declaration. Pay close attention to what happened, and how the Texans were forced to make it a war for independence rather than a war for democratic revolution, and think about the "reconquista" crowd blaming everybody except the corrupt Santa Ana, and the Mexican interior who was too scared to join the Texans, for the fact that Mexico no longer holds everything from Texas to California, and then some. The truth, as the Texas Declaration Of Independence shows, is that if the Mexican people would have had the spine to join the Texans (or, back then, they were called the 'Texians'), and if Santa Ana had not been so incredibly corrupt, Mexico would most likely be an intact, gigantic, democracy today. No, the "Reconquista" lobby accuses America of theft of the American Southwest, but in truth, there is no one to blame but the corrupt Santa Ana and the Mexican Sheople of 1836, as is proven in this crucial document. Read it carefully, I promise you, it is worth the time and effort. Due to Santa Ana's limitless corruption, Mexico was going to lose the American Southwest anyway, if not to America, then to either the French, Russians, or British, who were all planning on taking that area away from Mexico regardless. America ended up purchasing the land from Mexico for 15 million dollars - if any of the European imperialists would have ended up with the land, it is a virtual lock that Mexico wouldn't have ended up with a plug nickel to show for it, let alone the fair market price paid by the US. Either way, due to Santa Ana's corruption, and the Mexican peoples' inability to stop Santa Ana, Mexico was going to lose all that land regardless. (They call it Aztlan now, but that is a make believe, mythical, fairy tale name, as that area was never called by that name). But we will get into all that later.
I have also seen people ask many times about the possibility of the Mexican people of today rising up against the corrupt oppressive regime who's iron boot is on their throats right now. If this document is any indication, then speaking strictly from a historical perspective, the odds of that ever happening are not very encouraging. It would appear that the only way for real democracy to come to Mexico would be for America, and other Western democracies, to bring sufficient pressure to bear on Mexico City, maybe something similar to what was done to Syria in Beirut, but don't anyone hold their breath for Jorge Boosh to try to spread democracy to Mexico, and remove his Mexican Elite Ruling Class Masters from power. No, if Boosh has his way, Washington will remain a de facto puppet government of Mexico City for some time to come.