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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Vanderboegh: The Brady Bunch Declares War Upon the Rest of Us

Over at Sipsey Street, Mike explains the significance of this document.

After reading Mike's piece, you'll understand why I suggest the Goliad "Bloody Arm" flag as one of our icons in the coming excitement:

...The flag, described as a white ground, in the center of which "...was a sinewy arm and hand painted red, grasping a drawn sword of crimson," symbolized the Texians' willingness to make any sacrifice, no matter how great, to win their freedom from the tyranny of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna...

Up the Republic!

UPDATE: In his comment below, Triptyx nominates two other flags for use in the coming fracas:

The Gonzales flag:

The First Navy Jack:


Blogger triptyx said...

I'll have to admit. I grew up in Arizona - born and raised. Upon moving to Texas, I became fascinated with some of the history here. At one point, Texians really understood what it was to be free - what it was to experience and live true Liberty - and they weren't afraid to shout it out to the heavens (and at anyone who happened to be threatening them at the time).

I've always been a huge fan of the skirmish that took place in 1835, when a cannon received by the folks in San Antonio was demanded by the Mexican Army, who had come to remove such weapons from the citizens.

The story goes that a wedding dress was cut up and fashioned into a flag, in which a portrayal of the cannon, and the words "Come and Take It" were fashioned upon it in black.

I can't think of anything more suitable to our current circumstances.

An idea of what the flag looked like can be seen here: http://www.comeandtakeit.com/med1.gif

Personally, I have taken to flying the original Navy Jack in protest of our Government's actions. And likely will be doing so in place of the U.S. Flag for the immediate future. The Navy Jack can be seen here: http://www.nexternal.com/boyles/images/First%20Navy%20Jack1.jpg

I think between the bloody sword/arm, and those two, we just about have most of the messages covered.

January 13, 2009 at 5:48 AM  
Blogger Mike H said...

I have a Gonzales flag t-shirt I proudly wear. Bought it at the Alamo gift shop. Yep Texas history is one of my favorites.

Election night, my son and I set our Stars and Stripes flag upside down. there it will remain til we aree a Republic again.

January 13, 2009 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Qi Ji Guang said...

Persians: "Spartans, lay down your weapons!"

Spartans: "Persians! COME AND GET THEM!!!!!!!"

January 13, 2009 at 11:10 PM  

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