Today is San Jacinto Day, the anniversary of the final victory of the Texas Revolution, in which Texas won its independence from Mexico. (The Mexicans are still not happy.) We've done a number of articles about Texas, including Lone Star Setting? San Jacinto Undone By Howard Sutherland, whose ancestors fought in the Texas War Of Independence.
The San Jacinto Column, the world's tallest monument, was built in 1936 by Sons and Daughters of the Republic of Texas who were proud of what their ancestors had done. It couldn't be built today.
See also Down With Texism And Treason! Happy San Jacinto Day! By Athena Kerry.
Of course, as Linda Thom pointed out in Lessons From A Short History Of Texas, Texas history is proof that Immigration Has Consequences.
"In obtaining land grants in Texas, Anglo immigrants agreed to become Mexican citizens, obey Mexican laws, accept the official Catholic faith, learn Spanish, and take other steps to become fully assimilated as law-abiding citizens. However, over the years, it became clear that these settlers, now Anglo-Mexicans, were not becoming integrated into the nation and that Anglo immigration had become a problem . . . The strains and disagreements ultimately led to the Texas Revolution in 1835."