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This Day In History: Texas Declares Independence From Mexico
Texas Convention Of 1836 (Via Lone Star Junction) ^ | 2 March 1836 | Multiple

Posted on 03/02/2008 10:09:07 AM PST by Spktyr

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1 posted on 03/02/2008 10:09:09 AM PST by Spktyr
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To: Spktyr

I’m proudly flying my Lone Star at the top of my flag pole today!


2 posted on 03/02/2008 10:12:15 AM PST by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Spktyr

BATTLE OF San Jacinto. SanJac was a CVL Carrier (cvl-30)
with service in PACIFIC THEATRE; Saipan, June, ‘44 to
end of war...GHW Bush was 19yr. old pilot on ship, and
was shot down and rescued by Submarine..think it was
in Sept., ‘44. ** All Carriers in WWll- were named
after a war battle with our Country...think Yorktown was
first one??? Am sure there are better Historians and
Veterans with better memory than me.. ??? JK


3 posted on 03/02/2008 10:19:59 AM PST by sanjacjake
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To: Spktyr

This Day In History: Texas Declares Independence From Mexico...

now jorge and the lib/dems are determined to give Texas and the rest of the USA back!!!!


4 posted on 03/02/2008 10:22:55 AM PST by nyyankeefan
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To: sanjacjake

We don’t celebrate the Battle Of San Jacinto until 21 April.

However, among the traditional celebrations is throwing a Mexican back across the Rio Grande. You’re welcome to join us.


5 posted on 03/02/2008 10:26:04 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr
Bump!


6 posted on 03/02/2008 10:40:44 AM PST by humblegunner ()
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To: Spktyr

Cinco de Mayo is the day we should throw them back—along with their holiday.


7 posted on 03/02/2008 10:50:44 AM PST by lonestar
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To: Spktyr

This may be a precedent for California to declare independence from the U.S.A. when Mexicans outnumber Gringos. Note tagline.


8 posted on 03/02/2008 11:25:05 AM PST by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: lonestar
I just sent emails to my buddies asking them to compare the festivities for Texas independence vs cinco de mayo. Do you have any parades in your community today? Parties, BBQ’s?
9 posted on 03/02/2008 11:57:17 AM PST by chuckles
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To: Savage Beast

Hate to say it, but I don’t see anything wrong with that. It would give Mexico a headache and remove one from the US. :D


10 posted on 03/02/2008 11:59:33 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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“3rd Seal. 4 Reales. Validated by the Mexican Nation for the year of 1824.”

The above is the beginning of the deed to my family’s first Province of Texas land holding, 13 years prior to Texas Independence. I’m looking at the deed right now, on this auspicious day. The signatures at the end of the document:

Estevan F. Austin
El Baron de Bastrop

Attendant Witnesses

John Austin
Samuel M. Williams


11 posted on 03/02/2008 12:10:09 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (If you don't vote, you don't matter.)
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To: Spktyr

Those Brave Men who fought for Texas Independence must be mad as hell at this current generation of Americans.


12 posted on 03/02/2008 12:12:51 PM PST by gitmogrunt (16 years of Clinton-Bush destroyed America.)
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To: Savage Beast
This may be a precedent for California to declare independence from the U.S.A. when Mexicans outnumber Gringos. Note tagline.

I recall the whites became a minority in California about four years ago. Texas followed the following year.

13 posted on 03/02/2008 12:55:32 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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Is it also true that when Texas became part of the United States, there was a provision that the state of Texas could break into as many as seven states? I think my father told me this a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.


14 posted on 03/02/2008 12:57:14 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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It’s four states, and yes.


15 posted on 03/02/2008 1:05:23 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

It’s less of an issue for Texas because we’ve been near-majority Hispanic since 1836 (Day 1).


16 posted on 03/02/2008 1:06:30 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Texas’ right to Secession:

Texas doesn’t actually have the right to secede.

It has the right to split into 5 seperate states, with 10 senators, whenever it desires.

If the Union so much as raises an eyebrow at our intent to split up, our annexation contract with the Union is breached, null and void, and Texas forthwith reverts to her own Sovereign Country.

I wonder myself to sleep at night: what was foreseen that this clause was insisted upon?


17 posted on 03/02/2008 1:09:31 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txflake

Sam Houston was a suspicious SOB, as were many other early Texians.

He didn’t trust the US government much more than he had the Mexican one. He knew that the US could be at least as abusive.


18 posted on 03/02/2008 1:20:04 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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It seems we might have to do this again one day...soon.


19 posted on 03/02/2008 1:20:53 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: lonestar

It’s a fine holiday. So is St. Patrick’s day. We would just enjoy it more if we weren’t being overrun by illegal immigrants.


20 posted on 03/02/2008 1:23:07 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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