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The Lost Spirit of Freedom

Kevin Felts blogger and political commentator

During the Battle of San Jacinto April 21, 1836, 9 Texans died, compared to the 1,360 Mexicans who lost their lives. The fighting quickly went from rifles to hand-to-hand. As the Texans overwhelmed the Mexicans, the Mexicans fled into the swamps and marshes.

In the book The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston, it is noted some of the Mexicans were screaming “Me no Alamo !” as Texans gave the Mexicans the same quarter that was shown at the Alamo and Goliad.

The battle only lasted about 18 minutes. But the slaughter continued for an hour or so after the main battle ended.

After Santa Anna was captured he was treated with the upmost respect by Sam Houston.

Sam was wounded during the battle and almost died from infection.

I feel that this kind of spirit is mostly dead. As Bain said in Dark Knight Rises, “victory has defeated you.” We have allowed ourselves to become weak and complacent.

Chances are the founding father would have revolted over an income tax, must less the federal reserve, gun control and various excessive taxation.

Americans have grown fat and lazy. We no longer care about freedom, but instead are content in our subjugation.

History will hold us responsible

survivalistI was watching some program on History channel, or Discovery channel today about World War II. The program talked about what the Allied soldiers saw when one of the concentration camps were liberated.

After the camps weres liberated, the people from the nearby town were ordered to help bury the dead. The people of the town said they had been lied to by the nazi party.

The narrator of the program said the people of the towns were liars and as guilty as sin.

If the people living in the towns near the concentration camps were guilty, what does that make the citizens of the U.S.?

Will history look back and compare the United States government to the nazi party over our human rights violations?

What difference is there between the way the nazis treated the Jews, and the way the U.S. government treated Blacks and Native Americans?

nazis rounded up Jews and sent them to concentration camps.

United States government rounded up Native Americans and sent them to reservations.

nazis treated jews as subhuman.

United States government treated Blacks and Native Americans as subhumans.

Blacks were treated as property that were bought and sold on the open market.

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