All across the great state of Texas, we have witnessed the incredible treasures preserved within libraries, in our schools, public buildings, historical societies, museums, and universities. Those who have traveled to our state Capitol have witnessed the beautiful monuments of eras of Civil War, Texas Revolution, and heroes to the great state of Texas. In county libraries in rural Texas, were the records of families who settled that land back in the early 1800’s, and at the Alamo you have seen and read William B Travis’s “Victory or Death” letter. All of these monuments, forts, libraries & archives, serve to preserve our heritage. They are a record of who and what we are. Sadly, though, most times we lose these treasures not by fire, flood, or willful destruction but by simple neglect or the ignorance of a few.
History comes alive when someone is able to not only read about the past, but is also able to visit the places, examine the artifacts, touch it, appreciate the images and monuments, study the actual words of great men who came before us. For most people, history starts with simply learning about their family or their community. A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, and economic legacies — all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.
History is not something obscure or unimportant. History plays a vital role in our everyday lives. We learn from our past in order to achieve greater influence over our future. History serves as a model not only of who and what we are to be, we learn what to champion and what to avoid. Everyday decision-making around the world is constantly based on what came before us.
Why? BECAUSE OUR TEXAS HISTORY MATTERS.
It is extremely important that we fight to preserve and save our Texas History from those who seek to destroy it and then try to rewrite it. This Is Texas Freedom Force has spent our entire existence fighting to save it. We eat, breathe and sleep Texas History. Sure national & state wide politics, our right to bear arms, first amendment rights, the right to life, and all of our rights are important to fight for. The majority of people would rather fight for or fight amongst themselves for/on these issues, but if we don’t fight to save our Texas History we will lose who we are, and in turn, lose our rights. Take for example, if we didn’t remember the Battle of Gonzales and those brave men who fought against the tyrannical dictator Santa Anna, we would forget that our right to bear arms is granted to us by God, not the government. This is just one example. Example 2, if we had forgot the Battle of the Alamo and those brave souls who fought against tyranny, even though they were outnumbered but still fought to the death for liberty, freedom and Texas, well, we may not have the appetite we have to fight for Texas, against any odds, and Texas might look something more New Mexico or Commiefornia. History is important to remember! It’s shapes us, molds us, and makes us who we are today.
As long as This Is Texas Freedom Force is around, we will fight to preserve and protect our history. This way Texas’s future generations will be able to hold their heads high, knowing they came from a long line of brave Texans who were willing to stand for what we believed in. Whether it’s today (2020) talking about the Battle of the Alamo, or in the year 3020 talking about the stand that Texans made to protect the Alamo Cenotaph, they will know that that the same spirit of Texans, that rose from the ashes of San Jacinto, hasn’t died and was still alive and well in Texans today.
God bless Texas!
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Those who do not know history, are doomed to repeat it."