Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Remember the Alamo, Remember Goliad

What do salt, water and white paste have to do with Texas independence? Everything.

This is a sacred time of year for Texans. If you are a child of the 50’s, it’s a cinch that your grade school experience was underscored by the making of a scale model of the Alamo out of salt, water and that white paste. In the making, the goop got all over you, but you were still proud. Your fortress could withstand the onslaught from Santa Anna. You just knew it.

Fly your flag. This is San Jacinto Day. The very day that Gen. Sam Houston’s citizen army attacked and defeated Santa Anna in an 18-minute battle that changed the map of America. The Texican’s hard-fought freedom led to the Mexican-American War resulting in the new states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah along with parts of Colorado,Wyoming, Kansas and Oklahoma. That’s almost one-third of the present-day USA, stretching from Mexico to Canada.

Don't forget, if it weren’t for the Texicans, most of y’all would be speaking Canadian.


Ken Martin said...

Uh, don't you mean speaking Spanish?

George Phenix said...

Well, maybe. Before the fence went up.

The South Plainsman said...

Good thing early Texans weren't anti war liberals.

JohnSBoles said...

re: "...anti-war liberals." So now we are a bit off subject but didn't a "liberal Democrat" successfully prosecute the last World War and at the same time approve the development of the most terrible of weapons? Didn't a "liberal Democrat" become the first on the planet to pull the trigger on that weapon? Didn't a couple of "liberal Democrats", one a bona fide war hero, ensnare us in the mire of Viet Nam? Didn't a conservative Republican bug out of that altercation without a "win"?

On what basis does anyone suppose that a patriotic "liberal Democrat" is unable or unwilling to defend this nation when necessary? Emphasis on necessary.

I enlisted in 1969. To be clear, I was never sent to Southeast Asia, though I certainly would have gone if assigned.

Escaped Waco Alive said...

I've never known a military man (or woman) who was pro-war. They don't like war. At all. They know the horror of war. Only a fool is not anti-war. But we Americans fight when we have to, and we fight hard. And we win. God bless America. God bless Texas.

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