[John O'Sullivan, 1845] "Texas has been absorbed into the Union in the inevitable fulfillment of the general law which is rolling our population westward.... It was disintegrated from Mexico in the natural course of events, by a process perfectly legitimate on its own part, blameless on ours; and in which all the censures due to wrong, perfidy and folly, rest on Mexico alone." (44)

Manifest Destiny: American Expansionism and the Empire of Right (1995)
Anders Stephanson