Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Texas Drifter Wisconsin America's Second Alamo?
Town Hall ^ | 02/22/11 | Marshall's Law

Posted on 02/22/2011 1:28:28 PM PST by kathsua

Marshall’s Law Dateline – Is following struggle as important to America’s future as events at crumbling old church were as important to early Texans? News reports: Obama’s Democratic National Committee has decided to throw its support behind the pro-public sector union protesters in Wisconsin. “The only thing that Scott Walker is asking these state employees to do is to pay basically half the amount that everyone else pays on their pension and healthcare coverage.”

Was Col. Travis right when is in 1836 he warned Texans everywhere: The power of Santa Anna is to be met here; we had better too meet them here, than suffer a war of desolation and rage against our settlements. Could Republican conservatives be thinking the power of public unions must be met here in Wisconsin’s capital; we had better meet them here, than to suffer a war of desolation to rage throughout Wisconsin cities and towns?

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: alamo; labor; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
The rest of the post contains Travis' letters explaining his situation.
1 posted on 02/22/2011 1:28:32 PM PST by kathsua
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: kathsua

In my county court house there is a bronze statue of Col. William Barret Travis cutting a line in the sand with the tip
of his sword.

There is also a portrait of Medal Of Honor recipient Audie Murphy. He lived in Collin County as a child.

Both always makes me stop to reflect a moment.

2 posted on 02/22/2011 1:42:59 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson