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Texas National Guard Flies Historic “Come and Take It” Flag In Show of Defiance to Biden Administration

The Texas Military Department, overseeing the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, and the Texas State Guard, has raised a historic state battle flag at its headquarters in Austin, sending a defiant message to the Biden Administration amid the ongoing border stand-off between Texas and the federal government.

Historic “COME AND TAKE IT” Flag

The flag displayed features the iconic phrase “COME AND TAKE IT” and draws inspiration from the Gonzales flag, symbolizing the spirit of free Texans who were willing to fight against tyranny during the Texas Revolution.

A Symbol of Texan Resolve

The Gonzales flag’s history dates back to the Texas Revolution when Mexican Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna sought to confiscate a cannon from the town of Gonzales.

Texans Raised “Come and Take It” Flag

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In response, the Texans rallied forces, displaying the defiant message “Come and Take It.” This event marked the birth of the famous motto.

Texas Revolution and Independence

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The resolve displayed during this crisis eventually led Texas to victory in the Texas Revolution, gaining independence from Mexico.

Texas later joined the United States as the 28th state in 1845.

Border Stand-off with Federal Government

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Since 2021, Texas has been grappling with a surge of illegal immigration along its border with Mexico.

The Biden administration’s reluctance to enforce immigration laws has exacerbated the situation.

White House Opposition to Barriers

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The White House has opposed Texas’s efforts to place barriers like razor wire on the border.

It argued that Texas law enforcement and military officials had no authority to do so.

Supreme Court’s Ruling

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The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, overturned an injunction that prevented Border Patrol from removing barriers erected by Texas.

The ruling allowed the federal government to dismantle these barriers.

Gov. Greg Abbott’s Response

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott accused the federal government of violating its agreements with the states and continued to deploy state forces to protect the border.

Ongoing Border Wall Construction

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Construction of the border wall along the Texas-Mexico border is ongoing as part of Texas’s efforts to secure its border.

Commitment to Border Security

Credit: Juarez, Mexico, 12-21-2022: Texan National Guard places wire and barbed wire on the banks of the Rio Grande to prevent migrants from crossing into the United States to request humanitarian asylum. — Photo by Laflota

Texas National Guard remains committed to repelling and deterring illegal crossings near Shelby Park, using every available tool and strategy to defend the southern border. Razor wire continues to be a part of the border security.

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