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Eight things every Texan should know
on Texas Independence Day

Austin American-Statesman[TX], by Dave Thomas

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/2/2018 5:25:10 AM

Today is Texas Independence Day. You might be already in full celebration mode, plunging candles into pints of Blue Bell, swigging Pearl in a can and picking beans out of chili. If so, carry on, you’ve got this. But if you’re the sort who of person who passes by an elementary school and you are all … “wait, IS that Texas flag upside-down?” Read on, we are here to help.Texas is large. That feller in Van Horn might not have a thing in common with this lady in Port Arthur. The hippies in Austin might not ever see eye-to-eye with the

Some interesting facts even for a non-Texan to read, perhaps. My Texas flag is flying and it´s certainly not upside down.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: byteguru, 3/2/2018 5:45:38 AM     (No. 11559702)

A surprisingly neutral and yet a bit humorous article on Texas Independence Day from the communists at the big Austin newspaper. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the political layout of Texas, most citizens of Austin are so far left politically that when driving, they will make three left turns around a block to avoid doing anything remotely ´right´ such as making a right turn.

I just took down my Confederate Battle flag which I fly all during February and raised the Texas flag.

Texas ... a whole ´nother country.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 3/2/2018 6:12:22 AM     (No. 11559711)

Y´all Texans are a-ok in my book. ;)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Muguy, 3/2/2018 7:34:47 AM     (No. 11559762)

#1 has it right.

There is TEXAS, and then there is Austinfornia.

Our children live in Hays and Williamson counties, not in Travis.

If you really want to see the REAL Texas, get out of Austin!

They have a saying this goes like this: "Keep Austin WEIRD". They are proud to own it.

To really know Texans, get out of Austin, Houston, and Dallas--its not far from there.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: meidei, 3/2/2018 7:39:45 AM     (No. 11559769)

That was a fun and interesting read, thanks for posting, but I found the following ominous:
"In the late 1820s, Mexico looked north and realized that Texas was filling quickly with armed white men who did not intend to speak Spanish, convert to Catholicism or submit to Mexican customs or taxation. Mexico sent its troops north and made a push to bring Texas back under control. Too late." Today it seems we´re filling up quickly with people who do not intend to speak English, respect our Judeo/Christian heritage or submit to our customs and rules of law. So, if we don´t address this soon will we experience Karma? Just an uneasy thought.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: coldborezero, 3/2/2018 7:47:19 AM     (No. 11559776)

Of course Texas has the right to secede, as does every other state. Every political bond can be dissolved by the people. This right is granted by the creator, not the tyrant. This right is best articulated in the founding document of these United States: "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

And of course this right is not "legal". It was not "legal" when the thirteen British colonies in America rebelled against the Crown. It was treason; but they did it anyway. If a people rebel against a tyrant and lose the war, it does not mean the tyrant was right, just stronger. As much as I respect Antonin Scalia, he was wrong on that one.

"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God!"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 4poster, 3/2/2018 7:55:44 AM     (No. 11559787)

The Republic of Texas had a Navy. And the Texas Navy defeated the Mexican Navy in the battle of Biscane Bay.

This is immortalized in engravings on the cylinder of the 1851 Colt Navy single action revolver.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: coldborezero, 3/2/2018 7:55:55 AM     (No. 11559788)

Apologies for the second post. I agree wholeheartedly with #3. Austin is not IN Texas, it is ON Texas; like a festering boil on yer butt.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: texaspast, 3/2/2018 9:27:44 AM     (No. 11559888)

A couple of points: First, most of the people who came to Texas from the U.S. in the 1820s amd early 1830s came in agreeing to be a part of the Mexican republic, as established by the 1824 Constitution of the Republic of Mexico. They did swear allegiance to Mexico, and most became at least nominallly Catholic. The real problem began when in 1835 Santa Anna dissolved congress and abrogated the constitution of 1824 and basically became dictator. Among other things, he wanted to disarm civilian militias and establish non-representative government. Texicans objected strenuously. In fact one of the Texican battle flags was a Mexican flag with ´1824´ on it.
Second, the Texas state song should be ´London Homesick Blues´ - the Jerry Jeff Walker version is the best (on his Viva Terlingua album).
God Bless Texas.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 3/2/2018 9:38:45 AM     (No. 11559907)

I SECOND #8 - any time you hear some leftie or some person sneering about how Anglos "stole" Texas, remind them that the Old Three Hundred came to Tejas y Coahuila as CITIZENS of Mexico. They were given a league of land and the directive that they had TWO years to produce something of economic value or they would be evicted. Out of that Three Hundred only two families were sent away.

Remind the sneering snot that the whole war was over how Santa Ana basiclally trashed the 1824 Constitution (modeled after the newly minted US) because he thought the Mexicans were too stupid to have representative government...doing so is what made Anglo presence "illegal" not the other way around. The Anglos/Tejanos of Tejas were deprived of representation in the government and when Austin and Seguin (a Tejano) and others caught wind of this, there was talk about how they were going to reclaim their representation (even though all the taxes and money they derived from working their league of land was still going to the Mexican government). This was seen as "treasonous".

Don´t let the La Raza pukes get you down. The history of Texas was a replay of the American Revolution for pretty much the same reasons, and Mexico still hasnt figured it out. Its easier to blame someone else for their incompetence.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: geoman, 3/2/2018 12:26:33 PM     (No. 11560095)

Re: #2 - Thank ye, kindly.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Penney, 3/2/2018 2:03:08 PM     (No. 11560226)

God bless Texas.

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