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Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

3-6-1836 Death of some Real Americans

How many would choose to stay and sell their lives dearly when the exit was open to flee?

 

200 Texans killed  over 600 of Santa Anna's army, bought Sam Houston two weeks to prepare and died without disgracing themselves.

 

And there were Hispanics fighting along with the "whites". Stories such as this are what is needed to recruit the new republicans that will stop Obama Anna in our day and age.

 

http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/TexasIndependence/p/Did-Davy-Crockett-Die-In-Battle-At-The-...

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hardnox
Advisor

Re: 3-6-1836 Death of some Real Americans

Yeah, of course the real story is that Texas seceeded when Santa Ana outlawed slavery.

KNAPPer
Senior Contributor

Re: 3-6-1836 Death of some Real Americans

What about the Goliad massacre - that happened 21 days later. This has absolutely nothing to do with current US politics by the way unless you have the ability to warp and event anywhere into what you want (and I am sure you can!).

 

The two incidents led to San Jacinto where the Mexicans were finally routed amid shouts ", Remember the Alamo. Remember Goliad." San Jacinto was a huge victory and Santa Anna was captured soon after.

 

Goliad

 

http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/goliadmassacre.htm

 

San Jacinto

 

http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/batsanjacinto.htm

Red Steele
Veteran Advisor

Re: 3-6-1836 Death of some Real Americans

Never heard that one before...guess if you want to, you can make virtually anything and everything about race.

 

So I googled it....pages and pages on the subject.

 

http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/adp/central/warroom/warroom15.html

hardnox
Advisor

Re: 3-6-1836 Death of some Real Americans

Santa Ana was a despot and his slavery ban was hardly humanitarian. It was in response to flood of slaveholding immigrants into Texas.

 

Sam Houston is a great historical figure who showed great moral discernment over his lifetime. He stood with the white illegal immigrants in defense of their homes and given that fact I'm inclined to believe that there was little other choice.

 

Houston lived with the Cherokee for an extended period and was a strong advocate for them in what was one of the worst episodes in US history- serial violations of treaties with a recognized sovereign nation and then ethnic cleansing solely for the purpose of land theft.

 

He resigned as Governor of Texas rather than hold office under the secessionist government but also refused the offer of Federal troops.

hardnox
Advisor

Re: 3-6-1836 Death of some Real Americans

It still tickles me to see Texas school kids belting out The Yellow Rose of Texas.

 

Rose was the mulatto girl who was entertaining Santa Ana in his tent when the Texans attacked at San Jacinto.

 

Probably where "caught with his pants down" comes from.

 

hardnox
Advisor

Re: 3-6-1836 Death of some Real Americans

I would say that it was you who made it about race by claiming that slaveholding white illegal immigrants to Mexico were Real Americans.

gough whitlam
Senior Contributor

Re: 3-6-1836 Death of some Real Americans

And there were Hispanics fighting along with the "whites". Stories such as this are what is needed to recruit the new republicans that will stop Obama Anna in our day and age

Steele. You are a total nut job totally occupied by spreading fear and propaganda. You are an embarrassment to everything the USA has stood and fought for. Your presence and repulsive ignorant views would do this forum a service if they were absent.