Monday, October 02, 2006

Today in history: 10/2/1835


The Mexican government's attempt to confiscate cannon from civilians failed miserably at Gonzales, Texas.

Molon Labe, Y'all!

9 comments:

phlegmfatale said...

We still have that white-knuckled kung-fu grip down here.

HollyB said...

Yeppers, we still have that attitude. When the Dearly Beloved and I went to the Bob Bullock State History Museum in July, I pick up a lapel pin replica of that flag. I wear it 3 - 4 times/week, usually on my right shoulder. Kinda an invitation to "Knock this chip off my shoulder". It has started a few conversations at gun shows.
I wish you were goin' to Terlingua with us, Tam.

BobG said...

Μολών λαβέ

Anonymous said...

Nowadays I'm guessing flyin' that will get you upgraded to "no knock" status at no charge.

Oleg said...

"We still have that white-knuckled kung-fu grip down here." -- But do you still have cannon?

Tam said...

I believe Texas does allow Destructive Devices...

...provided you pay Santa Ana his $200 tax stamp. :(

Anonymous said...

(the other anonymous)

Think of this: Texian colonists at Gonzales asked the "ladies" to come up with a flag. And one of them had read Plutarch.

Says something for home schooling.

HollyB said...

Oleg,
Allen Damron, in the song he and Bill Ward wrote and recorded, titled "Twin Sisters" aver that the pair of 5 pound cannons sent by the good folk of Cincinnati to the Texians and used at the Battle of SanJacinto, are in fact, "buried now 'neath well defended soil. If those girls are ever needed we can dig them up again!"
Knowing Allen, and knowing he was an astute student of TX history, I'd be willing to bet that their are Sons of the TX Revolution who do, in fact know where THOSE Cannons ARE buried!

shooter said...

"Come And Take It" is Texican for "Molon Labe." I grew up hunting in the shadow of the Goliad mission. The famous, or infamous battle of Coleto Creek was fought about a mile or so from where I shot my first deer. For many, Gonzales is just a dot on the map. For me, and many others, it is a lesson in liberty.