Monday, April 21, 2008

San Jacinto Day

Most Texans know that the 21st of April is celebrated as the day Santa Anna’s Mexican Army was defeated. Sam Houston’s military strategies worked out and those who died at the Alamo and places along the way have been immortalized for having “whopped their butts”. Those us you not fortunate enough to be Texans should also take note of the importance of that battle as I borrow information from The Tyler Morning Telegraph.

“The freedom of Texas from Mexico won here led to annexation and to the Mexican War, resulting in the acquisition by the United States of the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah, and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Almost one third of the present area of the American nation, nearly a million square miles of territory, changed sovereignty.”

Y’all can gripe and moan all you want; but if not for Texans taking care of business you’d be living in mud huts and speaking Spanish instead of English. Now with all the illegal aliens making their way here without much resistance we might have to do it all over again. Somebody has to take a stand; might as well be here in Texas, at least we got it right once before.

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