It was a bitter cold morning, shortly before dawn 182 years ago today, when more than a thousand soldiers serving under General Santa Anna were ordered to assault the Alamo. By 6:30am, the battle was over.
The defenders were slaughtered, and their bodies burned on pyres, with orders that none be given a burial. Their remains were scattered by wind and animals. All of Texas is their resting place, the strength of our devotion to liberty their memorial.
Just as the cry “Remember the Alamo!” spurred the Texans at San Jacinto to secure victory by defeating Santa Anna’s army six weeks later, we must likewise be inspired to continue the fight for a Texas that stands tall and free.
Thanks to the sacrifices made in 1836, we today fight at the ballot box and not on a battlefield. Sadly, too few of our fellow Texans take time to participate. It’s up to you and me to awaken those folks before their apathy costs us our precious rights.
Today there are forces at work against Texas who would seize our property through taxes, restrict our rights to keep and bear arms, limit the freedom of speech, devalue the cause of life, and relegate us to serfs in our own land.
Every day we must make the choice to stand and fight! 

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."