News Flash -Texas Declares Independence From Mexico

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The Alamo

On this day, March 02,  in 1836, Texas became a republic. On March 1 delegates from the seventeen Mexican municipalities of Texas and the settlement of Pecan Point met at Washington-on-the-Brazos to consider independence from Mexico. George C. Childress presented a resolution calling for independence, and the chairman of the convention appointed Childress to head a committee of five to draft a declaration of independence. In the early morning hours of March 2, the convention voted unanimously to accept the resolution. After fifty-eight members signed the document, Texas became the Republic of Texas. The change remained to be demonstrated to Mexico.

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Texas

Now we’re giving Texas back, one job at a time. Almost every day I hear about the immigration “problem” on the news. I think it is more of an immigration “consequence.” People want to come here because it is the land of the free, equal opportunity, anyone willing to work hard can have the “American Dream.” We are inadvertently solving this problem/consequence gradually by sending, or allowing multinational corporations to send, our jobs and that income to other countries. If all the job opportunities are now in Asia or Mexico why would anyone want to come here? Was that the plan all along? Just throwing that out there for conspiracy theorists.

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Lady Liberty

The founding fathers were willing to fight and die for “certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” We are sitting here all comfy and secure that this is still the way it is. Meanwhile, back in reality, we are chipping away at our inalienable rights and pursuit of happiness everyday. Passing laws, proposals, spewing moral outrage (interesting oxymoron when used to judge oneself superior to another). Lectures about what is or is not good for us. We have let other people decide what is good for us for so long that it has become the norm. Have we in the U.S.A. collectively forgotten that people declaring themselves superior intellectually and morally to us is the reason we said “stick it up your wazoo!” and got on the boat?

My grandmother was full of clichés. One her favorites was “empty barrels make the most noise.” I love it. Them that are minding their own business and trying to live their own lives are finding it more difficult to do so. There are way too many people with enough time on their hands to start running our lives for us at an ever increasing level of invasion of our privacy, bodies and thoughts. “You better do what we say,” regardless of how uniformed they may be, or how much it benefits them at our expense. “If you don’t, you will be ostracized, declared mentally incompetent, thrown in jail, or taxed into oblivion.”

Heard on the news recently that there is a proposed bill in the works that would allow hospital emergency rooms to deny life saving medical treatment to a woman if that might endanger her fetus. This concept is more than frightening. Will it delay all emergency treatment of women of child bearing age to determine whether of not she might be pregnant. If so, I’m sure glad I stopped coloring my hair! All the more reason for a 12 year old doctor in the E.R. to assume I am a post menopausal crone. Related Articles

11 responses

  1. Thanks for the link but there is an error in the “This Day in Texas History” link. It should be http://texasbob.com/txday.html

    1. Thank you for pointing that out! I fixed it. I really enjoy your blog. Was a pleasure to discover it.

  2. oh, girl, you are hittin’ the hornet’s nest now!! 🙂

    1. Hee Hee, wouldn’t be the first time.

  3. Sorry to ask but I really don´t know. Is Texas a State in favor or against abortion? The answer would explain part of the passing of such a bill.
    When things like this happen, when I cannot make sense of a new law or proposal (for whatever reason and on whatever subject) I always get suspicious and ask myself what´s behind, who benefits from this … because it´s always about profit.

    1. Texas has tons of pro-life and pro-choice. I’m not really up on the numbers. The proposed law is not in Texas it is being pushed through CONGRESS. It’s called the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA).

      1. Well, maybe it is not approved …

  4. Why thank you darlin’ 🙂

  5. “Empty barrels make the most noise.”

    If you keep bashing Fox, they’re going to send their empty barrels after you.

    Seriously though, I love these old sayings. I think we’ve largely discarded them, perhaps because they seem cliche? It’s too bad, because I think there’s a lot of wisdom in them. I’m not sure when I started to pay attention to this, though it might have been after reading Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules,” in which he collects what you might call the wisdom of the past related to eating. So instead of giving a lot of credit to the latest headlines, he looks to what our grandparents or great-grandparents had to say about nutrition.

    All of which is a long way of saying, very enjoyable.
    Ryan

    1. Hey wait a minute. I didn’t mention Fox at all 🙂 The empty barrels I’m referring to this time are people that are always campaigning to make something I want to do is illegal or immoral, improper, bad for my health, yada yada, and wanting me to pay for their campaign to boot.

  6. What a post. I love it’ and you go girl. I believe everything you said is so “right on.”

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