Skip to comments.Itís Time to Draw the Line. Remember the Alamo!
Posted on 01/22/2012 4:56:52 PM PST by Nita Nupress
Yes, that was deceitful, but i really DO need a title -- I'm no good at that. My boring choice was, "How Does The General Election Relate To Texas History and a "Last Stand?" :)
This isn't about Rick Perry, btw. It's about you and me and our future as a Constitutional Republic.
Rick Perry -- in an act of courage, conviction, and wisdom -- has stepped aside and endorsed someone whom he thinks can lead our charge. For that, I am thankful. Even if you disagree with his endorsement, you probably understand that nothing is more important than stopping the progressive socialism that is overtaking our country. No doubt, Rick Perry is familiar with the history of the Texas Revolution -- he wanted to live (politically) to see another day so he can participate in our modern-day "last stand" next November.
How does the general election in November, 2012 relate to Texas history and a "last stand?" Please let me tell you.
Drip by drip, the slaughter and desecration of our U.S. Constitution has been going on unabated since Ronald Reagan. Anyone paying attention can see how socialism and Marxism is slowly destroying our once-great Republic. This assault on our freedoms, if using an historical analogy, can be metaphorically represented by the slow, 13-day siege of the Alamo in April, 1836 (as well as the Goliad Massacre of 280 Texian soldiers a few weeks earlier).
Just as Lt. Col. William B. Travis in the Alamo sent out pleas for help to his countrymen, we too have been sending out pleas and cries to our Republican politicians. For Travis and the Alamo defenders, Gen. Sam Houston came to help, but his support came too late. Our own pleas for help – pleas for politicians to stand up and show a spine -- have fallen on deaf ears for years. And if the tragic losses at the Alamo and Goliad represent the Constitutional freedoms we have already lost since Ronald Reagan, then the blame for our modern-day losses lies squarely at the feet of those patronizing, GOP Establishment Elite politicians (hereafter referred to as "GOPEEs") who will not listen.
Even while our constitutional freedoms are being slaughtered, there is still hope. But as we all know, time is running out; we must win the White House and Congress in November. Metaphorically speaking, the November election may very well be our "last stand." According to many, four more years of this liberal transformation, disguised as "Hope and Change," will destroy our Republic.
The good news? This story can have a good ending, just as the Texas War for Independence had a good ending for those who cherished their freedom from tyranny. In my mind, the election next November is akin to the Texians' last stand at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. Next November, we have a chance to take back our liberty, just as General Sam Houston and his determined men did when they crept through the tall Texas prairie grass on the San Jacinto flatland. Santa Anna had made himself Supreme Dictator and voided the Mexican Constitution of 1824, and he was hell-bent on destroying anyone who did not give up all their guns and bow down before him.
Those Texian freedom-fighters at San Jacinto knew this would be their "last stand" -- they had been chased all the way across Texas by Santa Anna (the "Runaway Scrape"). And make no mistake, Sam Houston and his men fought accordingly. Let's just say they were "motivated." Not only were they enacting revenge for the Alamo and Goliad slaughters of their friends and relatives, they were also fighting for the Mexican Constitution of 1824 and its guarantee of certain rights and liberties.
Thankfully, in 2012 we are not fighting for our lives, in the literal sense, at least. But the Texians' last stand at the Battle of San Jacinto can certainly be seen as a metaphor for our modern-day "last stand" for our Constitutional Republic. This is not just a last stand against Obama and the Democrats' socialist philosophy – it also represents an important fight against patronizing, self-aggrandizing, tin-ear GOPEEs who do not listen and do not care while our Constitution is being slaughtered. Enough is enough.
The freedom-fighters at San Jacinto were sufficiently motivated to defend their liberty. Are we?
Remember the friggin' Alamo, people. Remember Goliad.
On to San Jacinto to throw out the socialists!!!
gawd, I like that! “This thread needs a title.” This is an absolute home-run!
“Hop, Skip, and Jump: The Lame Brothers.”
Texas History and Remember Goliad
That should be your title.
empty suits and threads without titles seem to go together.
I like it! I KNOW every Texan would click on it, but i was afraid to put the "Texas" word in there because many people wouldn't read it.
I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but there is another Mexican war going on. I’m damn sick of funding it. One horror story after another. Illegal Mexicans getting GRANTS for downpayments for houses. Grants to go to school. Multiple uncashed paychecks in their wallets because EVERYTHING is paid for. Houses paid off because EVERYTHING is paid for.
“You are a middle-aged white man. Shouldn’t you have a job?”
“We don’t have programs for people like you”.
On and on.
I’m sick of funding it.
They talk about the cost of sending Illegals back to Mexico.
They can get in their GD cars and DRIVE.
ALL Americans: Remember the Alamo AGAIN!
You and many others.
?? who/what is the empty suit?
He then had to watch his men executed and then suffered the same fate.
Texas history has a good part in Americas history.
Use the Texas title. It would grab me. That is why I suggested it.
Texas, with its unique history joined our Republic, left it and rejoined it. Gotta respect that. It’s a different, vibrant place.
The United States without Texas would be a much weaker place.
One would be foolish not to apprehend this.
What we do now sets the stage for our republic’s last stand in November. Four more years of an Obama administration’s trampling of our constitution, laws of the land, and freedoms would leave us with nothing resembling the gift God gave us through our Founding Fathers.
“Tyranny like hell, is not easily conquered”. Thomas Paine
Thanks to both of you. I missed most of the Perry wars, so i wasn’t sure how much of a backlash Texas has received because of it. It’s nice to know that other people can appreciate our history, even if we ARE obnoxious about it. ;)
I like him him and respect him. He would have done well as the nominee.
But, he does not reflect or represent all of Texas. No one person could do that.
Yes, it’s a blonde joke i wrote especially for Freepers named “razorback-bert.” You clicked, and i’m laughing!
“The Alamo Overrun, Again!”
A Texan Reminds us of Alamo in 2012: Perry’s Endorsement a Fitting Last Stand
You know, i had forgotten about that little tidbit.
Fannin was taken by Mexican soldiers to the courtyard in front of the chapel, blindfolded, and seated in a chair (due to his leg wound from the battle). He made three requests: he asked for his personal possessions to be sent to his family, to be shot in his heart and not his face, and to be given a Christian burial. The soldiers took his belongings, shot his face, and burned Fannin's body along with the other Texans who died that day.I can see how the men at San Jacinto were motivated.
Bachmann is a poser, just like Santorum, they both attack the lead conservative and both are
Btw, Fannin and his men were murdered March 27, 1836, which was Palm Sunday.
They were motivated and pissed off.
Sorry for the language.
Santayana was a bucket of excrement.
It sounds great to me, but i don't want to start another Perry/Newt/Santorum/Cain/et al war!
Man, i'll be glad when this primary stuff is over.
I didn't see that earlier. I guess that means I'm not the empty suit. lol.
Very inclusive and inspiring. Thanks!
After the Alamo, the Goliad Massacre happened a few weeks
The last to die of wounds sustained during the [San Jacinto] battle was Giles Albert Giddings, a 24-year-old surveyor from Pennsylvania, who had lingered until June 7.That's a lot of wisdom for a 24 year old. It sounds like back then, young people were well acquainted with the sacrifices of our Founding Fathers.
The details of Giddings last moments went unrecorded, but a letter he wrote to his parents only 11 days before the battle has survived.
If we succeed in subduing the enemy and establishing a free and independent government, we shall have the finest country the sun ever shown upon, Giddings wrote the day after he enlisted in the Texas army, and if we fail we shall have the satisfaction of dying fighting for the rights of men.
He went on to urge his parents not to worry about him. I am no better, and my life no dearer, than those who gained the liberty you enjoy. If I fall you will have the satisfaction that your son died fighting for the rights of men.
“It’s three battles that I’ll remember. Goliad, San Jacinto, and uh, what’s the third one there - let’s see -— Goliad, San Jacinto and the uh ... um... I can’t think of the third one. I can’t. Sorry. Oops.”
Battle of Refugio
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle of Refugio
Part of the Texas Revolution
Date March 12 - March 15, 1836
Location near Refugio, Texas
Result Mexican victory
Mexico Republic of Texas
Commanders and leaders
José de Urrea Amon Butler King
1,500 men 148 men
Casualties and losses
est.100 killed, 50 wounded 16 killed plus 15 executed, 107 captured, 10 escaped
The Battle of Refugio was fought from March 12March 15, 1836, near Refugio, Texas. Mexican General José Urrea and 1,500 Centralista soldiers fought against Amon Butler King and his 28 American volunteers and Lieutenant Colonel William Ward and his approximately 120 Americans. The battle, a part of the Goliad Campaign of the Texas Revolution, resulted in a Mexican victory and splintered Texan resistance.
(if we sleep we lose)
Good to see you around again.
I had a new joke, but forgot it.
REMEMBER THE ALAMO.
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