Skip to comments.Armed Texans Rally to Protect Sam Houston Statue in Public Park
Posted on 06/12/2017 1:07:33 PM PDT by humblegunner
HOUSTON, Texas Hundreds of Texans, many of them armed, gathered in Houstons Herman Park to protect a statue of former Texas President Sam Houston. Supporters of the statue responded to what they believed to be a threat from Antifa to remove it from the park like other historic monuments removed in recent months.
The rally, dubbed #StandWithSam drew hundreds of supporters to the park located near the Texas Medical Center and Rice University to gather around a statue of Sam Houston. Houston led the Texas revolutionary army against Mexico and served as president of the Republic of Texas, governor of the states of Texas and Tennessee, a member of Congress from both states, and a U.S. Senator from Texas. He served as governor of Texas when the State adopted resolutions of secession. The legislature removed him from office when he refused to accept the resolution.
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Him and also Sully over at College Station.
Anita never advocated the removal of the Sam Houston Statue, it was a hoax.
Interestingly, some of the people that showed-up to protest the Sam Houston Statue were waving Confederate Flags.
Obviously, they knew nothing about Sam Houston.
Come and take it...
Yep, those folks were deployed at a different location in order to minimize their negative impact.
Seems like it didn’t work.
What the hell, let’s toss a thread out there.
Sam Houston’s mother is buried at Baker Creek Cemetery in Greenback, TN, just a few miles from where I was raised....
That’s where he grew up...
Correct me if I am wrong, but Houston did not want Texas to leave the Union. He pointed out that once the North got rolling, they tended to smash things in a complete manner.
It got him unelected, but those were his beliefs.
So pulling down the statue of a man who didn’t want Texas to leave the Union makes sense how?
Granted, I am asking a reasonable answer about something that is all emotion.
Sam Houston was white, owned some slaves and has statues in prominent places.
I don’t think it takes much more than that for him to become a target.
One of the most colorful and controversial figures in Texas history, Sam Houston was born in Virginia on March 2, 1793. He spent much of his youth, however, in the mountains of Tennessee. There, young Houston became acquainted with the Cherokee Indians, and he spent much time with them, an activity which he much preferred over studies or working on the farm.
With the outbreak of the second war with England, Houston enlisted as a private soldier, and was made sergeant of a company. He excelled in the military and quickly won the admiration of his men and his superiors. After receiving three near-mortal wounds at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, he rose to the rank of first lieutenant before resigning in 1818 to study law.
After a short time, he was admitted to the bar and practiced in Lebonon, Tennessee before running for public office. He sought and won public office and was elected to the US Congress in 1823 and again in 1825. In 1827, Houston was elected Governor of Tennessee by a large majority.
While governor and after a brief marriage that ended unfavorably, Houston quietly resigned from Tennessee politics and returned to live with his longtime friends, the Cherokees. There, he remained until 1832 when he moved to Texas along with a few friends.
In Texas, Houston was elected delegate from Nacogdoches to the Convention of 1833 which met at San Felipe. From that time, Houston emerged as a prominent player in the affairs of Texas. In 1835 he was appointed general of the military district east of the Trinity. He became a member of the Consultation of 1835, and of the Convention which met at Washington on the Brazos in 1836 to declare independence from Mexico. It was there that Houston was elected commander-in-chief of the armies of Texas.
Houston immediately took control of the Texas forces after the fall of the Alamo and Goliad, and conducted the retreat of the army to the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, where on April 21, 1836, his force defeated Santa Anna and secured Texas long sought independence.
In the fall of that year, Houston was elected the first President of the Republic of Texas. After serving his term as President, he served in the Congress of the Republic in 1839-40. Then in 1841, Houston was again voted by a large margin to the head of the Texas government.
After statehood in 1845, Houston was elected Senator from Texas to the Congress of the United States. Still later, in 1859, Houston was elected to serve as Governor of the State of Texas.
As Governor in 1861, Houston was strongly opposed to the secession of Texas from the Union. Because he was much in the minority on this issue, Houston was removed from office in March of 1861, ending his illustrious carrier in public service.
Houston retired to the privacy of his home at Huntsville, Texas, where died in July of 1863. He is buried in Huntsville’s Oakwood Cemetery.
LOL. Yep, and he had three wives, and if I remember right two of them were part Indian.
"Interestingly, some of the people that showed-up to protest the Sam Houston Statue were waving Confederate Flags.
Obviously, they knew nothing about Sam Houston."
He was a drinker, too.. and preferred life in the field rather than at home where he had to behave.
Point being.. Texans will defend their monuments.
[Houston immediately took control of the Texas forces after the fall of the Alamo and Goliad, and conducted the retreat of the army to the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, where on April 21, 1836, his force defeated Santa Anna and secured Texas long sought independence.]
The REAL REASON they want the statue removed.
Sam Houston was a Southern slave owner making him subject to vilification by today's liberals.
The fact that Houston was a nonbelligerent during Lincoln's War will not stop mobocracy.
Now, if Houston was a historic figure from a slave owning state like New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or Delaware he would probably not be an immediate target.
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