Happy March 2nd! If you’re from, living in, familiar with, or moving to, Texas, you’ll know that today is Texas’ Independence Day. It was this day in March of 1836 that “Texians” (the non-hispanic residents of the area) let Mexico know, they were declaring their independence. Mexico would send in its military, and the Texas Revolution would start. The Texians would defeat the Mexican Army with some of the most devastating victories in military history. The Republic of Texas, a sovereign nation, would be founded.
Read the amazing Declaration they wrote and submitted to the Mexican government. Read the document and ask yourself, IF it sounds somehow familiar, or even… Contemporary? Think of the issues the Texians were enduring under their [Mexican] government, and ask yourself if it makes sense that they chose to change their status quo and fight their government?
Pretty intense historical document. It is on par with any of the United States founding documents. Ironically, the Texians and United States Founding Fathers were fighting for EXACTLY the same reasons (independence, freedom, liberty).
AND the icing on the Texas Independence Day cake… is that if you lived here, you might be getting this State holiday day off as well!
Check It Out:
The Unanimous Declaration of Independence
made by the
Delegates of the People of Texas in General Convention at the town of Washington on the 2nd day of March 1836.
When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted, and so far from being a guarantee for the enjoyment of those inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression.
When the Federal Republican Constitution of their country, which they have sworn to support, no longer has a substantial existence, and the whole nature of their government has been forcibly changed, without their consent, from a restricted federative republic, composed of sovereign states, to a consolidated central military despotism, in which every interest is disregarded but that of the army and the priesthood, both the eternal enemies of civil liberty, the everready minions of power, and the usual instruments of tyrants.
When, long after the spirit of the constitution has departed, moderation is at length so far lost by those in power, that even the semblance of freedom is removed, and the forms themselves of the constitution discontinued, and so far from their petitions and remonstrances being regarded, the agents who bear them are thrown into dungeons, and mercenary armies sent forth to force a new government upon them at the point of the bayonet.
When, in consequence of such acts of malfeasance and abdication on the part of the government, anarchy prevails, and civil society is dissolved into its original elements. In such a crisis, the first law of nature, the right of self-preservation, the inherent and inalienable rights of the people to appeal to first principles, and take their political affairs into their own hands in extreme cases, enjoins it as a right towards themselves, and a sacred obligation to their posterity, to abolish such government, and create another in its stead, calculated to rescue them from impending dangers, and to secure their future welfare and happiness……………….