Slavery in America… It Still Exists, And It’s Probably In Your Neighborhood

by Sandy Boulter A Bill advertising slaves for sale in Mississippi in the 1800s. Many of us would like to forget about slavery… in the past and present. When you think about Slavery you usually think of a time long ago, when people were taken from their homes and shipped half way around the world where they would work, countless hours, with little food to eat and little clothing on their backs. And I’m sure you believe that once President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that slavery was over with and done. Well, it’s not. In fact, modern day slavery […]

I Don’t Tube Much These Days…

by Angie’s Hubby So there I was, just minding my own business. It was a beautiful Saturday morning and I was planning to enjoy it just laying around and doing not much. Angie suggested that the whole family take a trip up the road and enjoy a nice relaxing tubing trip down the peaceful, lazy Guadalupe. Now, I ain’t much of a swimmer but I had been tubing a couple of times and the river was shallow enough that you could simply stand up and walk around in it if need be, so I agreed. We all loaded up and […]

My Grandmother said “The Good Old Days Were No Damn Good”

by Dwayne R. Deslatte My grandmother Rose Deslatte had this great line – I use it a lot. “The good old days…they weren’t no damn good.” She kept her old washboard hanging over her prized possession – her electric washing machine. That one phrase has kept more sentimentality out of my brain that about anything else I have heard. But, since I recently made 43 years of age, I thought instead of going on about the economy, politics, or education this week I would just mention a few things from “the good old days” I have really enjoyed, learned or […]

A Renewed Energy Policy

by The Waco Kid This article is an op-ed and the opinions therein may or may not be reflected by the staff, founders, or contributors of I Am A Texan, LLC. Summary For 40 years, American leaders have talked about the need for an energy policy and the need to stop importing foreign oil and, 40 years later, here we are. People point to the housing crisis as the source of our current economic problems. What people forget is that oil prices nearly doubled in the year before the downturn because the global economy was doing well and demand for […]

Here’s Evidence of Obamacare’s Failure

This article is an op-ed and the opinions therein may or may not be reflected by the staff, founders, or contributors of I Am A Texan, LLC. By Sen. Ted Cruz Three years after the Affordable Care Act passed, it’s proved to be neither affordable nor caring. Insurance premiums are skyrocketing. Seniors are losing health care choices. Millions of Americans are being pushed into a struggling and ineffective Medicaid system. Americans are grappling with scores of new taxes. Employers are slashing jobs and hours to avoid complying with Obamacare requirements. This isn’t what was promised. Americans were told if Obamacare […]

Why I Love Texas

by Rhonda Wittmer I am a telehealth RN whose co-workers are from all over the country. It’s 0241 am, and the calls are not exactly pouring in right now. People with good sense are asleep. One of my co-workers and I were talking about men, and somehow, the subject changed from that to Texas. Specifically, I was telling my co-worker from Virginia why I love Texas. As a transplant of 14 years, I have lots of life experience in other places to which I can compare my life as a Texan. I was born in Ohio and grew up in […]

Ethics from the Barrel of a Gun

What Bearing Weapons Teaches About the Good Life by Eric S. Raymond (Guest Contributor)   The bearing of arms is the essential medium through which the individual asserts both his social power and his participation in politics as a responsible moral being… (Historian J.G.A. Pocock, describing the beliefs of the founders of the U.S.) There is nothing like having your finger on the trigger of a gun to reveal who you really are. Life or death in one twitch — ultimate decision, with the ultimate price for carelessness or bad choices. It is a kind of acid test, an initiation, […]

Reaffirming Texas’ sovereignty under the Texas Constitution and the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

This Non-Binding Resolution was introduced on March 7th, 2013 by Representative James White who represents Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Polk, and Tyler counties. Once you’ve read the text, feel free to comment below! Representative James White By: White H.C.R. No. 77 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION WHEREAS, The Republic of Texas existed as an independent nation for nine years, and when it accepted admission to the Union in 1845, it remained a free and independent state subject only to the United States Constitution; and WHEREAS, The United States Congress has passed laws requiring Texas to make expenditures that are unfunded by the federal government, […]

What’s the fuss about CScope?

by Lianne Russell (Guest Contributor) In light of the political landscape and recent loss for both Republicans and Tea Party conservatives alike, the fire that burned bright in 2010 has now become a seething ember of flame. People are suspicious of the government. I would not argue that they are wrong in their justifications. Without doubt, a majority of Texans are now rightfully angry at the loss of control for their children’s education and suspicious of those who administer the leftist agenda, including school boards and superintendents. While some may feel their voice is not heard in DC or Austin, […]

Screwing in those Light Bulbs!

Q: How many Irishmen does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: 15. One to hold the bulb and the rest to drink whiskey til the room spins. Q: How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb? A: One to change it and 15 to form a support group. Q: How many Californians does it take to change a light bulb? A: Six. One to turn the bulb, one for support, and four to relate to the experience. Q: How many Oregonians does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: Five. One to […]

These 40 Days

by Krista Stone (Guest contributor) Ash Wednesday sneaked up on me. I’m not a practicing Catholic, yet there are so many things about the ways my Catholic family celebrates their faith that I am drawn to. There is much meaning in the walking out of the Catholic faith…The season of Lent is one of those. I remember the first time I forgot what day it was and mentioned to that person “hey, you’ve got something on your forehead!” Only to be completely embarrassed once I realized it was Wednesday, that special Wednesday. The day to remember that I am mortal, […]

DRILL BABY DRILL!!! or WHAT THE FRACK?

DISCLAIMER: This is an opinion-editorial and the opinions therein may not be reflected by the staff or founders of I Am A Texan, LLC. We accept articles and submissions from all points of view and generally permit them to be posted. If you disagree, please feel free to write a reponse post and send it in to admin@IAmATexan.com! We are also always seeking guest bloggers. You can send articles to the same email address listed previously. Enjoy the article! DRILL BABY DRILL!!! or WHAT THE FRACK? by Pete Moss Another reason that we should exercise our currently existing sovereignty (as […]

This Ain’t Rocket Science You Know

by BIG AL Click here for more from Big Al Lately I have been on a lot of forums reading what people go through to cook a Brisket or Pork Butt. OMG, I learned that from my daughter and that texting crud all of them do! If some of these old ranch cooks, old time cookers and God rest his soul, my Dad, ever read some of this stuff on how to cook these pieces of meat, they would not just roll over in their graves. They would come out of them and throttle these people! I will tell you […]