Polk’s inaugural address, and Mexican war

December 25, 1846

A brief quote from the address:   ” This accession to our territory has been a bloodless achievement.  No arm of force has been raised to produce this result. The sword has no part in this victory. We have not sought to extend our territorial possessions by conquest, or our republican institutions over a reluctant people.  It was a deliberate homage of each people, to the great principles of our federative union”
Ed. Comment:  ” What a bloody commentary upon this boastful declaration is the Mexican War!”