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Against The Mexican War Through this essay Thomas Corwin is stating his opposition to President Polks adamant propaganda of manifest destiny Corwin points out that stealing Mexican land would only create domestic desputes back in the United States between slave-holding states and non save-holding states Corwin states that the acquisition of new land would lead to desputes about weather of not the new land should be deemed slave territory or free territory and weather or not slavery would be permitted in its boarders These statements act as a eerie forecast of the disputes which will lay the plot for the Civil War that comes two decades latter Corwin being a republican was greatly disturbed by the fact that with the acquisition of new land would bring about the option of carrying the immoral and inhumane act of slavery into the newly acquired territories Corwin states that a proclamation of war on Mexico would be a direct act of treason against the United States Because the offspring would lead to much civil conflict and further risk blood shed on the domestic home front Corwin expresses a sympathetic view of Mexico by stating that the land is just a part of Mexican heritage as Washington DC or New York is to the United States Corwin points out that it is the invasion of US troops into Mexico which has caused war and proposes that a retreat of all US troops stationed on the Mexican borders would restore peace to out nation and prevent further blood shed over this pretenses of war Rhetorical Devices Rhetorical Question Have you not room enough in your own county to bury your dead Parallelisms But this same America goes into a sister republic and says to poor weak Mexico Give up your territory you are unworthy to possess it England might as well in the circumstances I have described have come and demanded of us Give up
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