Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Republic is No More

In the Texas State Cemetery, there is a circle of stones with quotes from Texas Historic figures. This one from the last president of the Republic of Texas, Anson Jones, is amusing.
The lone star of Texas, which ten years since arose amid cloud, over fields of carnage, and obscurely shone for a while, has culminated, and, following an inscrutable destiny, has passed on and become fixed forever in that glorious constellation which all freemen and lovers of freedom in the world must reverence and adore--the American Union....The Republic of Texas is no more. 
Some Texans never really admit we joined the 'glorious constellation' and some forget that we had that bloody foray into the Confederacy. By the way, have you ever heard of Six Flags Amusement Parks? They began in Texas and the six flags were those that flew over this vast land: French, Spanish, Mexican, U.S. and, yes, the Confederacy and Texas Flag when we were an independent nation from 1836-1846.

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