Tuesday, March 16, 2010
A Texas Anniversary
On March 16, 1836, the Republic of Texas approved its first constitution. You can read it, in its original form, here. Nine years later, Texas joined the United States of America. Here is a link to the text of all of Texas early constitutions:
The current version of the Texas Constitution may be found here:
Although much has changed over the years, to this day, the State of Texas requires that major laws be passed by the voters themselves in the form of constitutional amendments. This is one of the keys to Texas' current continued freedoms and prosperity.
We are not native Texans, but our children are! It's no accident that everywhere you go in Texas, our flag is painted on buildings and signs and roofs, and fences. We are proud of our home state, and of the United States, and appreciate the singular heritage that we have been blessed with. A heritage that fosters self-reliance, patriotism, faith, shared meals and shared values: a melting pot of cultures that all came together to build one state that is like "a whole other country".
God bless America, and God bless Texas!