New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Greenland Lust revives Manifest Destiny


September 9, 2019

Manifest Destiny was born in 1845 when U.S. politicians sought to justify the seizing of other countries’ territory as God’s plan for America, starting with the annexation of half of Mexico.

Actually, we didn’t have a name for this land lust in 1803 when President Thomas Jefferson doubled the size of the United State by purchasing the Louisiana Territory for $15 million. The deal “oute...

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