Unified Patriots by Vassar Bushmills
Three men, standing at the Mexican border, looking south:
Man #1: Mexico Lindo.
Man #2: I don’t see nothin’ so ‘lindo’ about it.
Man #3: Just looks like more of Texas to me.
Man #1: You have no eyes!
(Iconic lines from a film, anyone want to guess which one?)
It’s an interesting history, for by the time the first settlers dropped anchor at Jamestown in 1607, all of South America, Central America, Mexico and what is now the southeast United States, as far north as South Carolina, had come under the dominion of Spain and Portugal. Mexico was first, when Hernan Cortes subdued the Aztec king in 1519. Columbia, Venezuela, Peru, all the way down to Argentina soon followed. Brasil was captured by Portuguese which only made a difference in the tongue that would be the national language and the customs that would be adopted…
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