Texas declared her independence from Mexico, March 2, 1836. Gen. Santa Anna was directed to put down the rebellion. With as many as 6,000 troops he arrayed his soldiers against the Alamo in an epic take-no-prisoners battle. Among those killed in the attack were Jim Bowie, and former U.S. Congressman Davy Crockett. Out of this battle the cry, “Remember the Alamo” came about. This attack was followed by the capture and annihilation of 350 Texans on the way to battle Santa Anna.
I like these quotes from the Texas Declaration of Independence;
"When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty, and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived... and so far from being a guarantee for their inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression... In such a crisis...the inherent and inalienable right of the people to... take their political affairs into their own hands... to abolish such government, and create another in its stead, calculated to… to secure their welfare and happiness....It has demanded us to deliver up our arms, which are essential to our defense, the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments...
Today in Connecticut many of the People are in a state of civil disobedience to their government. The state has called for the mass registration of certain guns and magazines. To date the most conservative estimates say that only around 1 in 4 of the guns have been registered and very few magazines. As of January 1, 2014 these people are now felons. Estimates say there could be as many as 300,000 citizens who are now classed as felons
So is this the state where the next Alamo will be? Note the quote in bold above. The legislator’s home addresses have now been posted on the internet for all to find. I have heard time and again the call of these rogue elements in government who think they can write any rule to take any Liberty without repercussion. The People have been and are being patient, even here in Illinois, with some of the worst gun laws.
Who will the enforcers of this theft of Liberty be? One thing you can bet on, they will be wearing a uniform. Will the enforcers remember their oath to uphold and defend the constitution against all enemies, or will they be obedient so they can continue to receive their paycheck? Will the cry, “Remember the Alamo” once again be heard in our land?
NOTE: Thanks to Cleve Curry, Pike County Board Member, for the article which started this train of thought.