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  1. “Republic, I like the sound of it. It means to live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell be drunk or sober however you choose. Republic is one of those words that make a man tight in the throat. The same tightness a man gets when his baby takes his first step, or his baby has his first shaves and makes sounds like a man. Some words can give you a feeling that makes your heart warm. Republic is one of those words.” or “Commandancy of the Alamo
    Bejar, Feby. 24, 1836
    To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World

    Fellow citizens & compatriots

    I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country VICTORY OR DEATH.

    William Barret Travis,

    Lt. Col. comdt.

    P.S. The Lord is on our side. When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn. We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels and got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves. Travis”

    Some of the greatest words ever put to paper about the fight against tyranny.

    9th generation Texan family has been here since the 1830s

    • God Bless our Republic!!! May I also add…

      Davy Crockett: It was like I was empty. Well, I’m not empty anymore. That’s what’s important, to feel useful in this old world, to hit a lick against what’s wrong for what’s right even though you get walloped for saying that word. Now I may sound like a Bible beater yelling up a revival at a river crossing camp meeting, but that don’t change the truth none. There’s right and there’s wrong. You got to do one or the other. You do the one and you’re living. You do the other and you may be walking around, but you’re dead as a beaver hat.

  2. Now, now that the walkers have you libtards surrounded out in the open, suddenly all you assholes want a gun!

    • “When I said Neiman-Marcus has the best men’s department in all of Texas, I meant it! Is this a set of disco threads, or what!!?”

  3. Pueden tomar nuestras vidas pero nunca tomarán nuestra LIBERTAD!!

    …from the lesser known Guillermo Wallace.

  4. The earliest known photo of Ralph, senior man at TTAG. Believed to have been taken in Texas during a family bbq sometime in the 1840s.

  5. For some reason the smell of gun smoke and being surrounded by men wearing big hats and holding guns makes me want to break out into song….

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