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Donít Mess with Texas (at Christmas)
Townhall ^ | 12th December 2011 | Nate Kellum

Posted on 12/12/2011 11:58:34 AM PST by shield

Texas is its own place. Known for oil, cowboys, cattle, and distinguished swagger, it is the kind of place to which newcomers adapt rather than one which bends for newcomers. Not surprising for a place that used to be its own country. Thus the oft’ spoken motto, “Don’t mess with Texas.”

Yet Texas is a big place, and phrases like “remember the Alamo” and “Texas proud” resonate from Galveston beaches to Amarillo plains. And that’s a good thing, because right between those beaches and those plains, a fight is brewing that’s winnable, but which requires some backbone.

Case in point: the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent a letter to the Athens, Texas city council demanding it remove a nativity scene from the lawn of the county courthouse there. According to FFRF, the nativity scene is unconstitutional and simply must go.

It’s nothing new for FFRF, which enjoys spending its time bullying local governments all across the country. All that has to happen is for a disgruntled citizen to call or e-mail an outfit like FFRF, and its intimidation machine springs into action.

Once a group like FFRF begins to apply pressure, it trusts that the city, township, or county it is targeting will simply fold for fear of bad PR or to avoid the hassle (and expense) of going to court.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: christ; christmas; dontmesswithtexas; texas
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1 posted on 12/12/2011 11:58:39 AM PST by shield
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IF IT WASN'T FOR TEXAS

2 posted on 12/12/2011 12:00:46 PM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield

3 posted on 12/12/2011 12:02:29 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: shield

I hope the city stands up to them. The hassle and expense would be worth the fight. Break their bank.


4 posted on 12/12/2011 12:05:49 PM PST by RC2
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To: shield

Remember Goliad


5 posted on 12/12/2011 12:07:28 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: shield
I was suprised to see that my city has a Christmas tree in the City Hall lobby. As I paid my water bill, I mentioned that it looked good, and I was suprised, in this era of rabid PC.

The ole gal behind the counter said: "**** that PC bull****. It's Christmas." LOL!

Makes me feel just a little bit better about my local government. Not that I trust them with money.

/johnny

6 posted on 12/12/2011 12:08:49 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: shield
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

I don't see anything to do with freedom from religion here.

7 posted on 12/12/2011 12:10:09 PM PST by matt04
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To: shield

Don’t Mess with Texas? Right. And yet they took paying college tuition to illegal aliens and forced vaccinations. I used to have lots of respect for Texans. Actually put in a lot of faith that they could be the saviors.


8 posted on 12/12/2011 12:13:00 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: bert

Yes, Goliad...we should never forget that massacre!


9 posted on 12/12/2011 12:18:23 PM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield; All

This is an outrage! What freakin' business is it of theirs?

10 posted on 12/12/2011 12:21:16 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

That’s those atheist for you and Yankees.


11 posted on 12/12/2011 12:23:53 PM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield

12 posted on 12/12/2011 12:26:54 PM PST by deport
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To: shield

Contrary to what you seem to believe, it’s not just Texas. The small suburban Detroit city where I work has a life-size nativity scene complete with a manger that’s at least 9 feet high on the front lawn at city hall. They even illuminate it at night.

Bragging and thinking that you’re special or better than others is what turns non-Texans off about Texans.


13 posted on 12/12/2011 12:29:27 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: WKUHilltopper
Oh shut up!

Not one person ever got a vaccine in the State of Texas that they didn't want. He issued a EO so insurance companies would pay for it with an opt out. He got in trouble for not going through the legislative branch first. That was the problem. Not some Romney talking point.

As for in-state tuition, you're blaming us for the fall out of the Fed's refusal to enforce the law. In Texas we catch illegals, put them in jail and the Federal Government releases them the same night. A couple of weeks ago Dallas PD arrested an illegal for domestic violence and turned him over to ICE for deportation. They released him a few hour later and he went home and killed his American girl friend. A few days later they arrested another illegal for driving w/out a license. again the Feds released him and he went home and raped and killed his 12 year old niece. That is typical of what we deal with in Texas, so until you rise up against the Federal Government and demand they come to Texas and defend your fellow Americans, you can shut the hell up about how we deal with it.

14 posted on 12/12/2011 12:31:47 PM PST by txroadkill (FreeRepublic.com- "A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villany" - Zotted Romney Troll)
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To: bwc2221

Has this group attacked your nativity scene yet? From what I read, they go after any nativity in any state. They are after one in Texas City, Texas also.


15 posted on 12/12/2011 12:36:35 PM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: txroadkill

GOOD POST


16 posted on 12/12/2011 12:40:57 PM PST by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: WKUHilltopper
Don’t Mess with Texas? Right. And yet they took paying college tuition to illegal aliens and forced vaccinations. I used to have lots of respect for Texans. Actually put in a lot of faith that they could be the saviors.

No one was ever forced to have the Gardisil vaccination (assuming that's the one you're refering to). The legislature stopped that scheme before it started ... and rightfully so.

17 posted on 12/12/2011 1:08:40 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: txroadkill; WKUHilltopper

“They released him a few hour later and he went home and killed his American girl friend. A few days later they arrested another illegal for driving w/out a license. again the Feds released him and he went home and raped and killed his 12 year old niece.”

Do you know if both of these thugs have been charged with murder?

And do you know if they will be able to continue to take advantage of Rick Perry’s In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens program, or will Gov. Perry make them pay full price next semester?


18 posted on 12/12/2011 1:31:45 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his own Internet domain name, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: WKUHilltopper
And yet they took paying college tuition to illegal aliens and forced vaccinations.

LOL!

You might want to get your facts straight.

No one paid college tuition to illegal aliens, they simply get the same in state tuition that everyone else does.....IF they can prove residence in the state.

No one forced a vaccination on anyone, either. Texans have the ability to opt their children out of ANY mandated vaccine by filing the proper form with the health department.

19 posted on 12/12/2011 1:39:58 PM PST by MamaTexan (I am ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the law of Man)
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To: trumandogz
Do you know if both of these thugs have been charged with murder?

yes they have and one of them will be executed by the citizens of Texas for his crime.

And do you know if they will be able to continue to take advantage of Rick Perry’s In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens program, or will Gov. Perry make them pay full price next semester?

That is an idiotic statement as neither would have been eligible to begin with. In order for an illegal to receive in-state tuition they must have attended high school in Texas for their last 3 years and to get into a State College in Texas they have to, just like the rest of Texas students, graduate in the top 10% of their class.

Students from other states are not put at a disadvantage to illegals, they are at a disadvantages in Texas because they are not Texans, just like Texas kids are at a disadvantage in other states.

20 posted on 12/12/2011 2:05:16 PM PST by txroadkill (FreeRepublic.com- "A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villany" - Zotted Romney Troll)
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