Tuesday, November 13, 2012


The heroic Alamo defenders included fighters from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia,Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana,  Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina,Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia.

Here's just one example:  Andrew Jackson Sowell came to Bexar and the Alamo from Tennessee in advance of  Col. Bowie as a scout and forager  He was scouting when the Mexican army attacked.  He couldn't get back to the Alamo so he attacked the Mexicans as they repositioned..  He seized the Gonzales cannon and survived.  He settled in Texas and later became a decorated Texas Ranger.

(Note:  there were also fighters from England, Germany, France, Ireland and Denmark.)

So, having been assisted in their finest hour by heroic fighters from all over the United States, these ingrate dickweeds want to freaking secede.  I guess they don't get the whole "Provide for the Common Defense" thang.

Men like, Bowie, Crockett and Sowell who came from all over this land to stand with you, say, "You're welcome, Assholes."


At 8:12 PM, December 05, 2012, Anonymous annonymoose said...

The Declaration of Independence adopts this position: whenever a government "becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it." The American colonists did not attempt to abolish the British government; rather, they "altered" it by withdrawal of the colonies from its authority. In brief, they seceded from Britain. As such, the right of secession lies at the heart of our country's legitimacy. Deny it, and you must reject the American founding.

At 5:03 AM, December 08, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, Tejas was a province of Mejico at the time, and then became its own Republic. They weren't trying to preserve a US state, or even trying to become a US state. They wanted to be independent of Mejico, that's all. The USA wasn't even interested in Tejas at the time of the Alamo, so I think your outrage is a bit far-fetched. It's okay that you're outraged (why would they want to secede NOW of all times?), but your reasoning is a little over the top and misplaced.

At 2:59 PM, January 03, 2013, Blogger UMRBlog said...


You have given birth to perhaps the largest non sequitur to ever grace the bottom of a toilet bowl. No State or territory on the Central North American Land Mass ever pledged its fealty to the Crown. The Crown just assumed hegemony, essentially by threat of force. The colonist rebels didn't alter squat. They broke away from an opressor, with whom they had no social compact. Texas has a social compact with the United States.

The "ends" you discuss are taxation and legislation without representation. No one has abrogated that principle. There is no rejection in the United States' founding principles and I suspect you are smart enough to realize it.

That's the disturbing thing about TEA Party lingo, much of it is authored by people who likely know better.


At 3:03 PM, January 03, 2013, Blogger UMRBlog said...

12-08 Anon,

The principle here is that the assistance came from Brother Americans. Texas sought to extricate itself from a "taxation/subjugation without representation" situation and Americans (including two congressmen) came to their aid.

"What have you done for me lately," is always worthy of hypocrisy alert. But I take your point. It's not like Louisiana seceding the day after they get the FEMA money.



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