Touted as a “Monthly Meeting and Candidate Announcements” event the Collin County Libertarian Party has strategically scheduled its upcoming get-together for October 2, a day known to Texans as “Come and Take it Day.”
Since 2014 is an election year (It seems like every year is an election year) the Collin County Lpers happily inform the Dallas Libertarian Examiner, “we have a few candidates who will formally be making announcements.”
“At our meeting last month,” the notification email explained, “John Spivey from the Libertarian Booster PAC spoke about his organization’s resources that are available to Texas State candidates.”
The result has apparently had a positive impact on the decisions of some Libertarians to take the plunge into the public office pool.
It was also noted that Michael Carrasco, the previously announced speaker, will not be able to attend.
As is usually the case in Collin County, the Libertarian Party meeting will be held on Wednesday at 7 PM and the place will be 5th Street Pizza located inside Stacy Furniture.
For further details all potential attendees are invited to check out the Collin County Libertarian Meetup (bring a friend or two) and while you’re online click in at the Collin County Libertarian Party Facebook page and join the group.
As for that “Come and Take it” thing:
For non-history readers and Texas newbies, on October 2, 1835, the Mexican Army demanded that rebellious settlers in Gonzales hand over the small cannon that Mexican authorities gave them in 1831. The defiant settlers snorted “Come and take it” which 100 Mexican dragoons attempted to do, but were run off by 140 Texians.
During the battle, later considered to be the first engagement of the Texas Revolution, a makeshift flag with a black cannon on a white field with the words “Come and Take it” was raised, evoking the American Revolutionary-era slogan “Don’t Tread on Me,” both battle cries later trumped by “Remember the Alamo!”
The ultimate result in the 21st Century is a Libertarian Party meeting combined with a history lesson: “Molon labe. Vote Libertarian.”
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