Thursday, March 2, 2017

Today in History: Texas Declared Independence and Created The Republic of Texas

Texas Independence Day is the celebration of the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. With this document signed by 59 people, settlers in Mexican Texas officially declared independence from Mexico and created the Republic of Texas.

On March 2, 1836, Texas’ founding fathers declared independence from Mexico. In the following days, independence seemed unlikely to be achieved.
The Alamo fell. More battles were lost than won. The Texans were fleeing the numerically superior, better-trained forces of Santa Anna’s army.
Yet they didn’t give up.
On April 21, on the fields of San Jacinto, the Texans made their last stand. And against all odds won. Their passion carried the day, won the war, and secured independence.
A decade later, Texas entered the United States following an overwhelming vote of the people.
Our state’s strength in the 21st Century is not an accident, but rather the result of a purposeful application of our founders’ devotion to life, liberty, and property. The very nature of what makes us Texans comes from our willingness to stand up, speak out, and bravely fight regardless of what the odds say.
If we want to remain strong, we cannot let that commitment slide.
We must defend and protect liberty as our forefathers so bravely did on this, our Independence Day. As they boldly proclaimed in their Declaration of Independence from Mexico, we must “fearlessly and confidently” pursue liberty.
At Empower Texans that’s what we aim to do each day. Aid citizens in preserving, protecting, and promoting freedom so the Lone Star State shines brighter than ever.
For Texas,
Michael Quinn Sullivan

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