Monday, December 12, 2005

About That Louisiana Purchase…

Is there an out clause?

Because, Joan Fox writes to the Times-Pic that she wants to make a deal:

Dear France,

Greetings from Louisiana! We are shopping for new owners, and we immediately thought of you! Our present rulers haven't been taking very good care of us and we are looking for a better deal.

According to the National Archives (click Read More…), “President Thomas Jefferson was a strict interpreter of the Constitution who wondered if the U.S. Government was authorized to acquire new territory.”

Any real estate lawyers out there care to look into this?

(via People Get Ready)

4 comments:

dillyberto said...

Why France?

We could join the rich federation of states in the gulf: The United Arab Emirates.

They've got the green and the muscle to handle this thing quick.

da po' boy said...

Yeah, but as da po' boy, I am partial to French bread.
Plus, if the Louisiana Purchase Treaty were invalid, we would automatically become France's problem. We would have to petition to become the UAE's problem.

ashley said...

At the very least, we need to be in OPEC.

da po' boy said...

OK, there might be something to what y’all are saying, according to Bloomberg.com:
“Kuwait May Build Crude Oil Refinery in Louisiana”
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aRO9eoUFGypc