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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Texas Independence, Screw Mexico

Thursday, March 2nd, was Texas Independence Day. This date in 1836 the Texans at Washington on the Brazos signed the Declaration of independence from Mexico. Recently Houston got an MLS soccer team and they named it 1836, the year Houston was founded. This is also the year of Texas Independence. But, it depends that the "Hispanics" are upset by that name.
Last month, the team decided to drop 1836 because its connection to the year Texas gained independence from Mexico offended some Hispanics.

I don't know why anyone from Central American would be offended by Texas winning independence from Mexico, so let's just call them Mexicans.

Let me list the ways this upsets me:
  1. Can you imagine the British being "offended" by 1776?
  2. If it wasn't for Texas Independence and joining the United States 9 years later, do you think there would be a steady stream of Mexicans crossing the border to live in Texas because it offers them and their families a better opportunity in life?
  3. Did they forget the "Hispanics" or Tejanos that fought along side the Anglos in 1836?
  4. Why aren't they offended that Santa Anna, a ruthless dictator who ended his life in jail in Mexico, killed everyone at the Alamo and then burned the bodies?
  5. Why aren't the offended that Santa Anna was with a whore when Sam Houston attacked at San Jacinto on April 21st, 1836?

This is ridiculous and it has been going on for a while now. Look, Texans are proud people and like it or not these events shaped Texas and made it what it is today. They have a place being celebrated. I would accuse them of being sore losers, except no one was born when this happened and they are benefiting from the result.


Bubba's Sis said...

AMEN, Brother!!! Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!

Pigs said...

Tee hee...I should read this to my 4th grade Texas history class. They are amused that the Battle of San Jacinto was won because the Mexican army was napping.

Robocop said...

Great post. I can't help but wonder how different things would have been if we kept all the territory we took in the US/Mexican War that followed the War for Texas Independence.