Whose "United States" is it?

The present United States was put together by a process of taking land from hither and yon. When not being ceded by imperial powers such as France or Great Britian, "The United States" grew by consuming Latino Mexico. So that up until 1848 the United States looked very different from what it does today .

And the US calls its immigrant Latino workforce "foreign" and "illegal"! I guess that depends on how much you want to ignore the history of this land grabbing Empire. Now they want to build a Berlin Wall across the border with Mexico.

Idea for this post developed from Bicyclemark's Communique.