Ben glanced at his alarm clock and jumped out of bed. His idea from last night was pushing him to get it going. Insights and connections flooded his mind as he sat down to write:
What was the first major step taken by the leaders of the 13 Colonies in early America?
What initiatives had led up to that major step?
Who led those initiatives, and from what walks of life?
How did the general populace fit in to those initiatives?
How different were their challenges from those we encounter today, aside from technology?
How do we have technological advantages now?
What were the abuses those colonialists suffered, and how do ours compare?
How has world opinion changed since then?
Does international law help us or hurt us now?
What strategies are most likely to work in today’s world?
How important is Timing in our initiatives?
What events might occur that will advance our cause?
How can we prepare for such events and opportunities?
Who in Texas has skills and experience that are needed for Texas independence?
How can we best reach them? What might trigger an adverse action by the US cabal?
How can we prevent such a confrontation, in advance?
When the US dollar collapses, what currency will enable the people of Texas to continue to prosper?
What is needed to have that currency ready to use quickly?
What shall we do about bar-card lawyers?
What about national banks and their predatory practices?
The phone rang and Ben saved his work, then took the call. “Hey Ben, you won’t believe what happened!” “Try me — maybe I will.” “Last night I was driving back from the Rio Grande, and came to an immigration checkpoint in Texas,” Sally began. “This big Mexican border guard asked me if I was a US citizen, and on a whim I said, ‘I am a Texian,’ and his face broke into a huge grin and he said, ‘Republic of Texas! You go right on through, Ma’am’. Isn’t that amazing? They know who we are, and they like us.”
Ben chuckled out loud: “If you think about it, all Texians were Mexican citizens in the beginning. Settlers from the USA had to convert to Catholicism and change citizenship, in order to receive a land grant in Tejas. And if they were single men they were supposed to marry a Mexican woman. Years later, the homesteaders from Mexico and from the USA fought beside each other, to defend their homes and families against the renegade President of Mexico, Santa Ana, and his armies. It seems that politicians create racial prejudice as a tool to increase their power.”
When will they ever learn; Oh when will they…ever learn?