Come And Take It

The Battle of Gonzales Flag

The Battle of Gonzales Flag


The battle for our country’s sovereignty continues on. Even now, the anointed one travels to the Synagogue of Satan in Copenhagen and promises to bring global warming, over population, hunger and disease and stubbed toes to glorious end. Not to mention the freedoms we have enjoyed for so long.

The struggle continues here on this side of the Atlantic as well. And it all comes down to one Senator? Hummm. It could have been at least two if John McCain’s best buddy hadn’t caved and joined the side of the Tory’s. Now, the Chicago thugs have threatened the last man standing and the security of this great nation by threatening to close down the most important military base in the United States in order to get him to tow the line. Please send your words of support to Sen. Nelson. I did even though I am not one of his continuance.

A word of advice to those that will hear, 236 years ago yesterday, December 16, 1773, WE THE PEOPLE, had our first Tea Party. Cheers!

Another start of something great, The Battle of Gonzales was the first military engagement of the Texas fight for freedom. It was fought near the Mexican Texas town of Gonzales on October 2, 1835 between Texian settlers and a detachment of Mexican army troops.

Four years previously, Mexican authorities had given the settlers of Gonzales a small cannon to help protect them from continuous Comanche raids. As Mexican president Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna assumed more dictatorial powers,(as can happen), patriots throughout the country began to protest. The commander of all Mexican troops in Texas, Colonel Domingo de Ugartechea felt it unwise to leave the residents of Gonzales a weapon and demanded its return, sort of an historical Assault Weapons Ban and Gun Control.

When the initial demand was refused, Ugartechea sent 100 dragoons to retrieve the cannon; these men were ordered to use force only if necessary. They arrived near Gonzales on September 29. Colonists asked them to wait until the local Mayor returned, and then secretly sent messengers to request assistance from nearby towns. 140 Texians gathered in Gonzales over the next two days, all determined not to give up the cannon. Although the Mexican soldiers had made no threatening moves except attempting to cross the Guadalupe River after they were told not to, on October 2 the Texians attacked. The Mexican soldiers retreated.

Later, the Texians raised a homemade white banner, with an image of the cannon painted in black in the center and the words “Come & Take It”. They then fired their cannon at the Mexican camp. Realizing that he was outnumbered and outgunned, Castañeda led his troops back to Bexar. The troops were gone before the Texians could reload and fire the cannon a second time. In his report to Ugartechea, Castañeda wrote “since the orders from your Lordship were for me to withdraw without compromising the honor of Mexican arms, I did so”.

Although it was minor as a military engagement, it is considered to have been the start of the Texas Revolution.

Find your own flag and fly it high. Whether it is your calls, e-mails, faxes, letters or flying a “Come and Take It” or “Don’t Tread On Me” flag at your home, speak up and protect your freedoms now, before it is too late. Follow up on the Tenth Amendment issues with your elected officials.


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