Sunday, November 25, 2012
glazzies of texass
Considering all the secessionist chatter coming out of Texas lately, I was pleased to run across this blunt, but gentle quote from Texas founder and patriot Sam Houston. It reminds us once again that history, if not quite repeating itself, at least rhymes, as Mark Twain saw it.
“Some of you laugh to scorn the idea of bloodshed as the result of secession, but let me tell you what is coming….Your fathers and husbands, your sons and brothers, will be herded at the point of the bayonet….You may after the sacrifice of countless millions of treasure and hundreds of thousands of lives, as a bare possibility, win Southern independence...but I doubt it. I tell you that, while I believe with you in the doctrine of state rights, the North is determined to preserve this Union. They are not a fiery, impulsive people as you are, for they live in colder climates. But when they begin to move in a given direction…they move with the steady momentum and perseverance of a mighty avalanche; and what I fear is, they will overwhelm the South.“
I don't believe the current crop of Texas secessionists is real serious. Any of them who are need to go back to high school history.