Progressive Democrats are similar to Mexico’s Centralists from whom we won independence

Pratt on Texas - copyright Pratt on Texas all rights reservedYesterday was the 16th of September, or Diez y Seis de Septiembre, which is the national Independence Day for Mexico.

It was on September 16th, 1810 that Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s grito de Dolores (“cry of Dolores”) at the village of Dolores, near Guanajuato, called for the end of Spanish rule in Mexico.

The movement, as in most all New World revolutions, was inspired by that of the United States. The desire to throw off the oppressive weight of European monarchical rule to be replaced by republican self-government spread across North and South America.

Father Hidalgo’s famous cry was in 1810 but like the U.S. revolution it was years before independence was achieved in 1821. It was on September 16, 1825, that the United States of Mexico, a constitutional republic, officially declared September 16 its national Independence Day.

When our Texas fight for independence from Mexico began it was justified by the actions of Mexican politicians who abrogated the 1824 constitution. The Mexican centralists eliminated all states rights with a new constitution in 1836 and moved to crush all opposition.

In the Twentieth Century through today, in our country the Democratic Party and particularly the Progressive Movement has been a similar force wanting to consolidate power in Washington. Just as in Mexico, their effort requires the destruction, or ignoring, of our constitution and that means the ignoring of all that protects our rights as individuals.

As in Mexico, their desired fundamental transformation of the power structure of the country is revolutionary in nature and favors the few over us, the many.

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