So I am standing at this line.
Two violations of Amendment Rights and not a squeak from the
I am forever reminded of this:
On February 24, 1836, during Santa Anna's siege of the Alamo, Travis wrote a letter addressed "To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World":
- Fellow citizens and compatriots;
- I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual Bombardment and cannonade for 24 hours and have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch. The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily and will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country. Victory or Death.
- William Barret Travis
- Lt. Col. Comdt.
- P.S. The Lord is on our side. When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn. We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels and got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves.
He was 26 when he died. He death was not in a lost cause. It was in a victory.
Tonight it is cold here in Texas. Not as cold as most of you feel this time of the year. But it is cold. Part because of the weather.Part because of the absolute disregard for the core, the heart of the United States of America. Part because of the vomit that has been spewed on EVERY hero that gave all.Part for every vet that left a body part, part of their mind, or brought back more than they or their families ever asked for.
I would like to think that I have lived in the best of times that this country had to offer. My great grandfather moved across the country in a covered wagon, and watched man land on the moon.My grand mother was the first person born in their small town. I learned the work ethic from these folks. I learned that you need to put up for the winter. I learned that aluminum foil can be washed and reused. That's recycling before it was cool, you soccer mom maggots!
I just deleted a bunch of angry rant. Wow!
Please stay aware of what the good ole boys in DC want us to become, and please don't surrender or retreat!