Ted Cruz was the second-slimiest weasel in Washington D. C., and he was actually, before DJT, was the slimiest — and then, when they elected DJT, Cruz became known as the second-slimiest. And now that DJT is a loser, Ted Cruz is again the slimiest weasel in Washington D. C. (or Texas or even Cancun).
Currently reading Doug J. Swanson’s detailed history of the Texas Rangers, Cult of Glory (a real “myth buster”). Swanson expands on the pronouncement of Maxwell Scott and prints both the legend and the fact.
Two things caused me to stop early in the book and think. The first was in a section devoted to John Salmon Ford, Old Rip (a sobriquet indicting Ford’s prominence as a Texas Ranger who dealt savagely with any person he deemed a bad-guy). Ford attempted to create a slave empire in northern Mexico as a by-product of the Mexican-American War. He failed.
Continue reading “The Alamo: Why Did It Happen?”
I might have added, but didn’t, that the martyrs at the Alamo had died for the right to own slaves. They didn’t want to be a part of Mexico anymore because it was against the law in that country to own slaves of any kind.