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Why Attend the 2013 Texas League of the South Conference? Reason #1...

Why Attend the 2013 Texas League of the South Conference?  Reason #1
There are a lot of conferences these days, and we’re all busy, between making a living, paying taxes, giving our families some attention, and wondering how we will ever get prepared for what looks like a cross between Armageddon and Civil War II staring our nation in the face! Unfortunately, most of the conferences are in the form of Tea Party rallies and/or Republican rallies.  And while we appreciated the energy and the patriotism of many people in both, they are all afflicted with a similar fatal flaw – they still think this ship of state can be salvaged.  We don’t. You can find motivational speakers at all rallies, and come away with your batteries all charged up and ready to go, but if you’re ready to do battle on the wrong front, then you’re wasting your time – a commodity too precious to waste.  America is racing toward a cliff, and the Republican solution to that looming disaster is to slow the train from 100 mph to 80 mph. With the notable exceptions of Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, the Senate is a disaster.  There are probably ten votes in the US Senate who will vote to restore the Constitution – that great Southern Charter.  If the Republicans across the board had a voting record in Congress to admire, then we would not need to be considering how to survive the coming collapse of this nation. The Democratic Party is far more honest in their platform and in their rhetoric – they aren’t even ashamed to call themselves “progressives” and to promote the agenda of Karl Marx openly.  They are the party of International Socialism.  If you want to reform them, go ahead and be my guest. Socialists of a different stripe dominate the Republican Party.  They are a dishonest party because they pretend to be conservative and to care about the Constitution.  Their platforms sound good.  They know what we want, and they offer it to us, over and over, just like Lucy offering the football to Charlie Brown.  And we fall for it, every time.1 I guarantee you, if David Dewhurst had won the nomination for US Senate, the Republicans would have swarmed to support that snake with precisely the same enthusiasm, if not more, than they did for Ted Cruz.  And therein lies the problem. ...

Critics of Texas Nationalism Are Living In The Past...

Critics of Texas Nationalism Are Living In The Past
Those of us who support and promote independence for Texas have grown used to the flippant comments: • “An independent Texas? So, how’d that work out for ya in 1836?” • “Secession — because it worked so well in 1860, right?” • “Didn’t Texas ASK the United States to be admitted in 1845 because it couldn’t survive on its own?” The barbs are clever and simplistic. And since they’re delivered over and over again in essentially the same fashion, you almost have to wonder if they’re not scripted into someone’s talking points. However, that they have a hard time responding to my observation: “This is 2013, not 1836, 1845 or 1860. It’s a different world.” The critics of Texas independence can’t seem to wrap their minds around the fact that while we venerate our history, the modern Texas independence movement is not about the past — it’s about the present. The world, and Texas, have changed considerably since the 1800s. The nation of Texas which couldn’t survive on its own then could do just fine these days. Those opposed to Texas independence aren’t limited to acid-tongued liberals who are reveling in the subjugation of freedom to establish their progressive Utopia. There is also a lot of opposition from within the conservative ranks, primarily from politicians with aspirations for federal office; they still think they can “fix” Washington. And the critics are right, to a point. Texas had no business being an independent nation in 1836. For starters, the population of Texas simply was not large enough to claim and hold territory the size of which the fledgling Republic tried to claim. There were fewer than 100,000 people in Texas when San Jacinto ensured independence, but Texas claimed more than 300,000 square miles of territory — that’s a ratio of less than a third of a person per square mile. Texas might have been able to develop on its own, had its parent nation surrendered its claim. Mexico invaded Texas three times during the Republic era and preyed constantly on Texas commerce. The resulting military expenditures as much as anything left the thinly-populated Republic bankrupt at the time of annexation in 1845. The first U.S. Census to include Texas, in 1850, showed only 212,592 citizens — still less than a person per square mile. There was a surge in population...

How much do you really love Texas and the South?...

How much do you really love Texas and the South?
It is easy to post articles and comments on stories dear to Texas and Southern Independence. As Texans and Southrons, we often talk tough, yet often talk is cheap. When it comes time to show support in terms of independence issues, there is very weak follow through. Sure we can choose to ‘like’ something and get traffic, but will you attend meetings? Will you talk to others about Independence? Will you buy products, books and items that support Independence? Will you write book reviews on Amazon for Southern writers? Books like The Grey Book, The South Was Right and Tom Green’s Texas (Secession) books do not have many Southrons reviewing them. Instead, we talk about independence, but do not show our support for independence. We push the like button, since it is easy rather than take the effort to write supportive reviews that could encourage many fence sitters to take action. You may not be a good talker or be able to socialize at gun shows or other recruiting events, but you can write book reviews for Southron writers. Go out and support the works of Clyde Wilson, Mike Tuggle, Thomas Fleming, Tom Green, Donnie Kennedy, Michael Hill, and others. While you are at it, write reviews of the CD’s and albums with Southron songs, like Bobby Horton. Write positive reviews for Southron movies. If you want more of them, let Amazon and other sites know it. When you do that it is like yelling a thunderous “Yee-Haw” and “Let’s Hear it for Dixie!”. Such things encourage the writers and songwriters that preserve our history and culture. The time is now upon you to make your voice heard. “Let’s hear it for Dixie!” needs to mean something. It is easy to gripe about Hollywood and the tripe it produces. It takes effort to change that, including your efforts in this cultural...