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.
Remember the Boston Tea Party we learned about in school? How would the founding father have felt about all the taxes we have to pay now?
- Property tax
- School tax
- Income tax
- Fuel tax
- Sales tax
- Inheritance tax
And now we have to buy health insurance or pay a fine.
We need to pause for a minute and ask ourselves what this nation is coming to.
I George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Sam Houston were alive today, would they be happy with the way the nation turned out?
I suspect that yes, they would be happy about a lot of stuff. Jefferson was a proponent of education. Having a free public school system would probably make him very proud.
On the other hand, the amount of taxation we live under would have pissed the founding fathers off.
How is our current state any different than the serfdom in medieval Europe?
You either pay a fee to the lord (in this case the government) or you are kicked off the property. The concept of true property ownership is a thing of the past. The government has told us what we must pay every year to keep our property and to stay out of prison. We are supposed to call that freedom?
Where are the leaders like Sam Houston? Not as in armed revolt, but as in standing up to the government?
I think a lot of it boils down to the voters.
After the bank bailout my local federal representative was only opposed by a libertarian. Did the people of southeast Texas vote Kevin Brady out of office? Nope. Even though he voted for the bank bailout the people returned him to office.
I feel the people have been in a vicious cycle for the past 100+ years of returning people to office over and over.
We say we want change in Washington, but the same people are voted back in year after year. When someone steps forward and says they will bring about real change, such as the Libertarian Party, the people turn their back.
How are the people supposed to change the course of government when the same elected officials are returned to office decade after decade?