As a Texan my favorite six weeks in history begins Sunday. It is when the Mexican army under President Santa Anna showed up and surrounded the Alamo mission. But there is more to the story that most Americans don’t know.
In 1824 the Mexicans enacted the Constitution of 1824. In the new constitution, the republic took the name of United Mexican States, and was defined as a representative federal republic, with Catholicism as the official and unique religion. This constitution was much like the Constitution of the United States.
In 1835 under President Santa Anna there was a drastic shift in the government. While Santa Anna was out of office, Interim President Miguel Barragán approved the “Basis of Reorganization of the Mexican Nation.” This ended the federal system and established a provisional centralist system. Therefore states, which till that time had been free states became provinces. This created conflicts with many of the former states and rebellions occurred at various locations.
Because of this and many other things the Texans declared their independence from Mexico. Unknown to many is that Texas wasn’t the only state to make such a decision. Yucatan, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and Coahuila, all asserted their indepence from the centralized government. They each would return to Mexico at a later date but Texians(I prefer this to Texans) gathered in San Felipe de Austin and declared the people of Texas to be at war against Mexico’s central government, ignoring therefore the authorities and laws. Thus arose the Republic of Texas.
Today Obama and his regime are doing many of these same things and stomping on the rights of the individual and states. The saying is “history repeats itself,” but this is one history that does not need to be repeated. I for one would rather take the government back to what the founders had intended it to be and for the states and individuals to have the rights which the Constitution says they have. We have a long way to go to get back there but it doesn’t happen unless we make a start.
That time is the elections of 2014. Lets put small government constitutional conservatives back in Washington to stop the tide of government over reach and regain some control to the spending in D.C..