Texans Want Alamo Battle Flag Returned

Editor’s note, March 15 @3:15 p.m:  Well, we’re embarrassed.  As many of you have correctly pointed out, the “Come And Take It” flag did not fly at the Alamo.  That was the Gonzales flag.  We’ve corrected our mistake below and added a link to the “New Orleans Greys” flag.  And we ask that our Texas citizenship not be revoked for this blunder.  We regret the error.

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) During the Battle of Gonzales several months before and during the Battle of the Alamo, Texans displayed a flag saying “Come and Take It,” issuing a dare to Mexican troops.  Several flags are said to have flown at the Alamo during the famed 1836 battle there, but only one is known to still exist.  And now if Texas wants to retrieve the flag, we may have to “Go and Get It”.

For the past 80 years the only remaining banner known to have flown during the legendary battle has been on display in Mexico. The 4′ by 3′ silk flag is emblazoned with the words “FIRST COMPANY OF TEXAN VOLUNTEERS FROM NEW ORLEANS”.

The latest effort to get it back to the Lone Star State is being led by State Representative John Zerwas. The Richmond Republican has filed a bill to encourage Governor Perry to work on the flag’s return, even if it’s on a temporary basis.

Past efforts have come up short, but Zerwas says he’s hopeful a deal can be worked out.


One Comment

  1. ryan says:

    The “Come And Take It” flag referred to the cannon in Gonzalez, not The Alamo.

    1. setnaffa says:

      CBS doesn’t care about facts, they want to cover up the lack of leadership in Washington, DC…

      1. Sanity says:

        That is not even a logical statement in relation to the story. Are you feeling ok setnaffa? Engulfed in the obsession of someone possibly?

      2. Mike says:

        I’d call it “Spoils of war” They came and took it. It is theirs.
        If we want it back let’s go get it.

      3. Chris says:

        @ Mike: Totally.

      4. billv says:

        Tell them if they return the flag we will return their people.

      5. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

        That’s why no one is listening to the Lame Stream Media that is so degenerate they can’t even see how pathetic they have become. Turn off your TV.

        —– http://911essentials.com

      6. PeterMclean says:

        If we give them California back, will they return the flag? Please?

    2. Mary Wright Pippert says:


    3. Blake says:

      Yes it did, but Santa Anna thought at the time, as many still do, that the cannon had been taken from Gonzales and buried in the Court Yard at the Alamo. Hence the saying “Come and Get It”.

      1. Stoshio says:

        Do you mean “Come and Take It”?

      2. Rick O'Shea says:

        Not true. The Gonzales cannon was buried because the carriage broke down and in 1936 it was discovered in a washout and proved authentic by the description of Noah Smithwick who pegged the firehole , drilled another, pegged that one and then drilled one that worked.

        The “Come And Take It” flag was made in Gonzales, after Santa Anna ordered the Texicans to be disarmed, and flew at the so called battle of Gonzales where the only injury was a Texican falling off his horse.

      3. Billies says:

        Blake, you are an idiot. That flag was at Gonzalez and had nothing to do with The Alamo. The Alamo had it’s own cannons and Santa Ana could not have cared less about the Gonzalez canon.

    4. Chris says:

      That’s right Ryan. The boob writing this article doesn’t even have his facts straight. A testimony to most journalism these days. There are some good points made in the comments, including the fact that the flag was taken in a battle during a war. While a gesture of friendship by lending this to us for a while would be noce, there is no obligation. They are entitled to the historical artifacts as much as we are. Assuming some facts in the article are accurate, at least they have it on display.

      1. Chris says:

        Knowing this administration, they’d probably agree to the demands of all the Mecha & LaRaza reconquistas & trade CA, AZ, & NM for the flag.

        “Hope & Change®”

    5. Frankie says:

      Our vaunted News Media is sooooo…”dumb”….

    6. DonM says:

      It is my understanding that Santa Anna had a wooden leg, and Mexico wants that back. Perhaps we could do a swap, by preference after they both toured our countries together…

      1. greenlake says:

        The wooden leg is in Illinois

    7. jen in fort worth says:

      @Bill – LMAO!

    8. Rick O'Shea says:

      Absolutely true. However, a group of Gonzales Rangers rode in to help defend the Alamo. I can’t say that they didn’t bring the “Come And Take It” banner with them.

      —–March 6, 1836, Gonzales Ranger Dolphin Floyd was killed during the battle for the Alamo. RIP—

  2. Tom Whitfield says:

    As proud as I am of being a Texan, the Mexicans won the Battle of the Alamo and the flag is rightfully a spoil of war. It was captured after a Mexican victory and returning it to us because it originally belonged to us would be akin to Germany asking to be given back the U505 which was captured by the US Navy in World War II and is currently on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

    1. Adam Laurie says:

      To a degree that is true. But Nazi Germany does not exist as a nation anymore and Texas is an ally of Mexico. It would obviously be a friendly gesture. This would actually more similar to the returning of an heirloom from WWII back to a German, French, Italian, or British family out of respect for the people, not due to any obligatory rule.

      1. Roze says:

        Mexico could care LESS about the United States or Texas! They use us a dumping ground for their undesirables. F*** MEXICO!

      2. Freeland Dave says:

        And to a degree your comment is just as erroneous as the country of Mexico during the time of the battle no longer exists either. That country was ran by a dictator and Mexico’s government today is not a dictatorship despite the internal problems it has.

        I agree though, out of respect they should give it back to displayed at the Alamo where the history actually took place instead of having it in Mexico.

      3. Ron Reale says:

        “Texas is an ally of Mexico.”
        You’re kidding, right?
        Mexico is an enemy of America, the same as Venezuela, Syria and Iran. There should be a bounty on their heads, and the heads of the terrorists they are helping to come to America.

      4. Anon E. Mous says:

        Well spoken, Roze, and thanks for saving me the time.

      5. Chuck says:

        Similarly, Texas does not exist as a nation anymore either.

      6. Tom W. says:

        Or we could return parts of Texas and California that used to belong to Mexico, but I’d hate to lose Texas.

      7. David says:

        Actually we are currently in the process of returning California to mexico. Within the next 20 years or so they will have more illegals here than citizens and the Democratic party wants to have them all vote. I would bet that they will give CA back to Mexico.

      8. Stanley Gornish says:

        Freeland Dave is right: The Mexican Government is not run by a dictatorship.
        It is run by drug cartels. Not sure about that? I dare you to take a walk into Nuevo
        Laredo,l or most any other Mexican border town.

    2. justin says:

      True but so was Santa Anna’s leg and we gave that back

    3. pepper says:

      A true Texan would honor the victors of that battle.
      It is the spoils of war.

      It seems to me that a movement of whiners have brought this issue up. Pansies like to step in after the battle and say not fair! I want my ball back.

      1. deleweye says:

        The standard of a unit that resisted to the last man is traditionally returned with honors. At least that is how gentlemen do it, and Santa Anna certainly claimed that distinction. You might recall the full military funeral given by the British to Baron von Richthofen, or the honor given by the Mexican commander to the survivors of Capt. Danjoy’s company at Camerone. You might also note the cheers given the Irish Brigade by the Confederate Army at Fredericksburg (and the rumored return of their colors by Cobb’s Legion.) Whiners? Pansies? Come back when you’ve seen the elephant and let’s see if you have the same attitude.

    4. Give it back says:

      no offense but they want their artifacts from the incan Empire that were taken as a spoil of war, or an archeology dig, so if they can play that game so can we!

      1. Texan says:

        FYI the Incan Empire did not exist in Mexico… lol that is Peru!

    5. Ray says:

      I agree. To the victor, the spoils. I am a very proud Texan and would really love to have our flag back, but they have it. What is not mentioned is that we have one of Santa Anna’s battle standards that the Mexicans have been asking for also. We won it, and we have it. It is located in Dallas at the Dallas Historical Society in Fair Park and I have had it in my hands. I say we should trade a flag for a flag. They want theirs back and we want ours back, but the parties must be willing. Until then, they have our Alamo flag and we have their battle standard fair and square.

      1. deleweye says:

        I think it would be worth it to make the trade, but in military culture the standard of a unit that resisted to the last man is a different matter than colors taken in open battle from a retreating enemy.

    6. Frankie says:

      Oh, a friendly gesture is needed from Mexico instead of Lecturing our Congress about our Laws trying to protect our borders…and they still have not given us our share of water for the Valley’s Farmers…

    7. tater says:

      Let’s see…they get the flag…we get Texas…hmmm, I think I am OK with that.

  3. Andrew says:


  4. mgee says:

    We have NO Leadership in Washington. The current occupant didn’t defend our border in AZ, why would he actually stand for anything now? All he does is protect hose who gave him cash to get elected, gays, unions and those of those ilks.
    Hard working Americans and what this country has always fought for is NOT on the agenda of the Kenyan.
    Solution, Next election why not VOTE AMERICAN and get these clowns out of the WH!

  5. Regulas says:

    It’s all about circling the wagons for the incompetent boob we have in the White house and his band of Marxist merry men.

  6. joy says:


  7. Roger Soiset says:

    Tell the Texans to contact the Illinois National Guard in Springfield. They still have Santa Anna’s cork leg, “captured” in 1848 at the battle of Cerro Gordo. Maybe Mexico would make a swap.

    1. Flannery says:

      But the exchange would cost them an arm or a leg.

  8. Ryder says:

    This is one reason why government is distrustd. These are serious times demanding the best our representatives can muster. That THIS issue commands the attention of a Texas official, tells me he has too much time on his hands.

    1. Sunshine says:

      Amen ! ! !

      1. joe liberst says:

        You do know right that the Texas Legislature only meets every 2 years. They should have a lot of time on their hands since beening in the legislature shouldn’t be a job.

  9. jim says:

    The flag is a spoil of war and it belongs to the Mexican government. How about all of the Lugers and Samari Swords our soldiers brought home? Should they be returned? Get real Representative John Zerwas.

  10. Poltop says:

    Son was an exchange student in Mexico City 20 years ago staying with a lawyer and his family. Story he was told was that Texas had Santa Anna’s wooden leg and wouldn’t give flag back until they got leg back. The Alamo had the largest canon north of the Rio Grande, (in Mexican territory), and Santa Anna wanted it back.

  11. cupcake says:

    It was the flag used to taunt Santa Ana’s men in Gonzalez.

  12. Sarge says:

    The rout at the Alamo is probably the only defeat celebrated by the losing side.

    1. Ross Fain says:

      The battle of Thermopolyae comes to mind. The whole world celebrates that one.

      1. Capn says:

        We Remember and therefore are rallied, Remember the USS Maine, USS Pueblo, Pearl Harbor, 9/11, etc.

      2. robdog says:

        Several others also come to mind. Camarón, where the Foreign Legion earned their fame. Masada, where The Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), Moshe Dayan, initiated the practice of holding the swearing-in ceremony of soldiers who have completed their Tironut (IDF basic training) on top of Masada. And personally, I say Gettysburg: with etween 46,000 and 51,000 Americans casualties from both armies; I’d say there was no winner there.

    2. deleweye says:

      Rout? Sirrah, you go too far. The Alamo garrison resisted to the last man; there is no more honorable end in battle. Colors or even trophies taken in open battle from a retreating enemy are a rather different matter.

    3. 1984AnimalFarm says:

      Charge of the Light Brigade also comes to mind.

  13. Gigi says:

    No need to worry about anything – Obama is busy working on his brackets for March Madness. After all, there really isn’t anything else going on in the world…is there?

    1. Larry says:

      No,there isn’t anything else we need to think about but what a great man Buckwheat Obama and his change.
      Porch monkeys and sports monkeys…..lol

  14. mikestermike says:

    Morons (CBS).

    There is no Alamo flag (the “1821” flag is under dispute http://www.texianlegacy.com/1824_2.html).

    “Come and Take It” flag was from the Battle of Gonzales.

  15. randy says:

    tell them if they dont give it back we will send them all back now lol

  16. Kenneth says:

    ROFL! Hear hear!

  17. Colonel Travis says:

    Did American Troops have the opportunity to reclaim this flag when We whooped their lazy brown arses in the Mexican/American War?

  18. Concerned_Texan says:

    Unfortunately, the drug cartel (i,e, Mexico government) does not want to spend their drug trade money spoils on jailing non-drug criminals, so when a child rapist or mass murderer is caught, they are given a choice of being executed on the spot or leave Mexico. It is a death sentence to stay in Mexico so all the criminals come to the USA.

  19. Mexifornia says:

    The Mexicans be engaged in the reconquista. The Texans need to mosey into Mexico, capture the flag, and then fort up in the Alamo.

    1. Dudleyt says:

      Didn’t work well the first time. Need a plan B.

  20. Dirt Lawyer says:

    Texans got Texas; the Mexicans got a flag. If we are going to compare the two sides’ respective spoils of war, I would suggest that the Texans got the better half of the bargain.

  21. Ron says:

    The “Come And Take It” flag referred to the cannon in Gonzalez, not The Alamo.

    That has always been my understanding for many decades, as well.

  22. Big Tony says:

    Report the facts correctly and truthfully, CBS? NOT

  23. Sergeant Hulka says:

    I don’t have a problem with Texas “asking” to have the flag returned, but I Mexico doesn’t want to return it, tough toots.

  24. Dirt Lawyer says:

    “Colonel Travis”—-you were aware that over a dozen of the men defending the Alamo had Spanish surnames, right? Texas has a long history of adopting anyone who wants to be a Texan.

    Idiot. Stop embarrassing the Texas hero whose name you have stolen.

    1. Colonel Travis says:

      Dirt Lawyer,

      So we didn’t kick Mexican lazy brown arses in the Mexican/American War? Boy you had better re-read your history – it is lacking. All those boys in the Alamo were Texicans and dead. Lawyers… Dumb people who don’t like to work.

  25. Diego Olivarez says:

    It’s not ‘celebrated’, it’s remembered. A big difference that is clearly not grasped by someone who does neither.

  26. Hank Warren says:

    I agree, we get the flag, Mexico gets their 20 million citizens. Uncontrolled illegal immigration, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our right:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama and sweep out the Congress.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

  27. scott says:

    No. The flag was created in 1835 by the people of Gonzales. The cannon represented on the flag was only 21 1/2 inches long, and was originally given the the settlers for protection against Indian(Comanche) attacks. The Mexicans demanded the return of the cannon to military authorities due to rising tensions with the Texans. After the skirmish, the settlers were on the move to San Antonio when the carriage carrying the cannon fell apart. the cannon was buried near a river bank and was discovered about a hundred years later. It never made it to San Anatonio.

    1. Dudleyt says:

      The cannon was suspected of being one captured by the Spanish after they defeated the remnants of the Mier-Gutierrez incursion since the gun had been spiked, according to the diary of one of the Texan participants of the Gonzales fight.

  28. Mike of Ages says:

    Don’t worry, Texans. You’ll get the flag back after the reconquista.

  29. jastdi2 says:

    LBJ gave Mexico back all the Mexican colors captured during the Mexican War. They had been displayed with the British colors captured during the Revolution and War of 1812 in the Old Cadet Chapel at West Point. We still display the British colors ( I might add, the Brits have not returned any of the American colors they captured in either war — and folks have asked).

    1. Pumpkicker says:

      jastdi2 – Great comment! Most folks don’t know about all the war prizes that West Point and Annapollis have. Pumpkicker – Non Sibi Sed Patriae
      just the same – Its not an adventure it is a job.

  30. P.W. says:

    I’m still looking for my bicycle!

    1. tour guide says:

      Silly, there’s no basement in the Alamo!

    2. Sergeant Hulka says:


  31. Frankie says:

    You made my day and in fact, that would reduce Texas population by at least that many…LOL…

  32. Pumpkicker says:

    I am sure that the US Naval Academy (holder of most US Navy and Marine war prizes) has something to trade if West Points stash has already been given back

    BTW I think the oldest American Army battle ribbon is on the British Flag not the American — from French and Indian War

  33. John Svengali says:

    Returning battles flags my be respectful. But I see it as a bad precedent. Simply put, it distorts history. No matter how rotten Santa Anna and his troops were at the Alamo and Goliad battles, including massacres at both, they won. It is their sole choice whether to return the battle flag during their lifetimes.

    Texans won decisively at San Jacinto and under Sam Houston got their independence. Flags are markers on the road of history. The winners should keep them, period.

  34. Dudley says:

    The flag in question was the flag of the New Orleans Greys. Santa Anna wanted the flag sent back to the congress in Mexico City to prove that the Texas rebels had help from the United States. That is why it survived. Besides, he wanted some kind of basis that his “ethnic cleansing” of Texas was justified.

  35. Todd says:

    Why don’t we take the flag back ? There can not many mexicans left in mexico since most of them live in US illegally ! We should invade mexico and we could add 10 or more states to the US and clean up the cartels !

  36. Oldwhiteguy2012 says:

    Tell them we will swap them a million illegals for it.

  37. Andy Combs says:

    What’s an Alamo?

    1. Jeff Swartwout says:

      It used to mean something important – now it just means “expensive gift shop surrounded by hotels”.

    2. Sidwhite says:

      The Aolamo is in San Antonio, Texas – about 50 yards from the river. It is the “Shrine of Texas Independence.”

    3. Mack says:

      Andy Combs – You must work for CBS…

    4. 1984AnimalFarm says:

      Car Rental?

  38. Bill Bellew says:

    Let’s give them back Califiornia in exchange for the flag.

    1. Dudleyt says:

      Glad someone is thinking clearly.

  39. Juanito says:

    They can keep the flag and we’ll keep Texas.

  40. Arrgee says:

    Santa Anna won the flag with blood and if the Texans want it back they need to load up to get it honorably by doing the same. My grandfathers rising sun flag won’t be returned nor does the captured colors of any unit need to be returned whether Confederate, Union, Mexican, Japanese, German, Russian, Ect. Ect. .

    Put up a fuss, holler, cry, greive if you must. Do not dishonor the men who lost the colors. Go take them honorably if you can muster the guts. Otherwise you are a coward and deserve nothing of your forefathers blessings to begin with.

  41. Kingslayor says:

    In case you haven’t been keeping up with current events we are still at war with mexico and they are envading us as we speak. With the help of our own government they are taxing you to pay for their free benifits in which eventully will redistibute the wealth of this country until we all are from a third world existance. It is a war of domination of a nation through numbers and right now their are out breeding every minoritie and majoritie. Wake up America the worst is yet to come!!!!

  42. Bete Noire says:

    How about you can have the flag when you give Texas back to Mexico.

    1. Tom W. says:

      How about they give us the damn flag or we give California back to them.

    2. MisterJones says:

      How about you kiss the south end of a north bound mule!

      1. MisterJones says:

        My reply was ment for Bete Noire.

  43. will says:

    they can have the flag we got texas

  44. Paul says:

    Just give Mexico a choice…

    Give the flag back or the ATF will let in some more AK-47s!

  45. William Jackson says:

    We should have asked for the flag before we returned Santa Anna’s wooden leg. We had some leverage then.

  46. Bobo The Clown says:

    I’m sure there are more flags in the basement of the Alamo.. Right next to the bicycles.

  47. YES WE CON! YES WE CON! says:

    U$A: THIRD WORLD RISING – http://www.BorderInvasionPics.com

  48. VIVA LA RAZA! says:

    “We Are The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For”



    1. Jeff Swartwout says:

      mi pene arde cuando voy al baño

  49. Martifr says:

    We have more than paid for this flag, given the billions we have spent on their illegals. Just go and get the flag and bring it home.

  50. Jason says:

    Texas and America needs to stop kissing brown butt. Defend our borders. Deport all illegals.

  51. Stoshio says:

    Thank you, Ryan for clearing up the misconception of the “alleged” reporter. Professional journalism has sunk so low.

  52. Jeff Swartwout says:

    I don’t know what the fuss is all about. They have a flag – we have Texas. I am a proud Texan and wish we would remember our pride can sometimes make us look like fools.

    we demand the flag back for what?

    If they demanded the land back would we give it to them?

    Let them keep the stupid flag – it is a reminder that we can come and take the rest of their land anytime we want – and we will happily give them a flag when it is done.

    1. M M says:

      I could not disagree more..

      There are 13 counties along the Border. Severe leaks exist along at least 5 of those counties. Can we consider taking more of their land when we can’t even secure our own? THINK ABOUT IT!! Every time some Mexican Army unit crosses our border with weapons and dope, it’s an INVASION! Yet if someone forgets to remove their CCW firearm(s) and accidentally takes the exit, crossing into Juarez, you can guess where that unfortunate Gringo is heading.. El Pokey, for several weeks while the Bureaucracies waste taxpayer $$ working it all out.
      I didn’t just make that up. It occured last year.

      You are quite correct that Pride can be overloaded and overblown. Texans have quite a number of issues they should address internally. Although I’m in the Upper Midwest, I have many Texans in my family and have job security awaiting me in either the Pecos, San Angelo or Panhandle regions once I’ve graduated. Having a state goon squad who pushes their Israeli tactics to Canadian border regions in violation of Canadian laws regarding search and seizure is nothing to take pride in. To play Devil’s Advocate, my home state also has troopers playing the same nonsense along I-40 with the court’s blessing. These corrupt officials deserve jail time for the loss of liberty to the innocents they violate daily.

  53. Mauna says:

    A few years ago, I visited a museum in Cozumel, Mexico. There was some information about the history of the whole area, and I saw a story about the island of Cozumel. I took a picture of the article with my camera. This is what it said: “…a Spanish adventurer tried to sell Cozumel to Abraham Lincoln’s administration. The government in Washington accepted the deal with enthusiasm and even made plans to send the recently freed blacks to the island, but the intrigue was stopped in time by the Juarez government.” I visted Cozumel in later years, went back to the same museum, and the story was gone. Glad I took a picture of the article.

  54. you idiots says:

    the flag belongs to the volunteers from NEW ORLEANS. it dont belong to the texicans or the mexicans, never did.

    1. strosfan says:

      REALLY? Who kicked butt at the Batlle of San Jacinto? And the majority of volunteers were from Tennessee, NOT LA

      1. 1984AnimalFarm says:

        Are we talkin Davy Crockett here?

  55. Dannyboy71 says:

    Wasn’t there a Mexican – American war in the 1850’s called chaptultapec or something like that. We kicked there butts. As token of letting them live here for free off of tax payers’ money and giving them jobs off the books. They should give the flag back on bended knees.

    1. strosfan says:

      The Battle of San Jacinto, one of the most decisive battles/victories iin American history led to the acquisition or partial acquiisition of 10 states, shortly after the battle at the Alamo.

  56. tomestokes says:

    Simple Solution, send in special ops Texas Rangers and reclaim the flag right out from under our noses with out a shot fired. Then see if they can take it back. A real life capture the flag game never ends.

  57. rwcx says:

    Why whine about a flag? You turned Huston over to the Gays

  58. Bubba says:

    Maybe we could trade California for the flag!!!

    1. 1984AnimalFarm says:

      better yet… Let’s trade Obama for it

  59. Hairy Herry says:

    To the State of Texas,
    1) First, get rid of your Storm Troopers of the freedom-stealing DPS and their ridiculous mentality of “no front license plates” as a lame excuse to impeade travel by non-Texans. Drugs along I-10 are NOT that bad where innocents should be subjected to loss of time and liberty.
    2) It’s a Mexican problem instead. If anyone is here illegally, send them back!!
    3) When you take care of the aforementioned, only at that point can I even begin to take your attempted deal with the Mexican Republic for that battle flag seriously. I’m in the camp with Texans who want to SECEDE because of the District of Crooks and their garbage.

  60. Rick O'Shea says:

    They should give it back with thanks for taking in their riff-raff.

  61. rebel says:

    Why not trade Antonio López de Santa Anna leg for the flag? Now that Cotton Hill is dead, there would be nobody standing in the way of the return

  62. Billy Boy says:

    Why in God’s name would the Mexican’s “give” California back to the Mexican government when they out populate the current legal residents and all vote Democratic? Instead of their living in a welfare state that pays their health care, schooling for their kids, and gives them food stamps to buy food (so they can use their tax free income from working under the table to buy nice new pickup trucks) , it would become an extension of the corrupt banana republic Mexico is, it would be run by the Mexican wealthy few, and they would be poor dirt farmers again like the country they left to illegally come here.

    It doesn’t make sense to me.

  63. River-Swimmer says:

    Walker Texas Ranger would not put up with this!

  64. proudnot2bliberal says:

    As others have said in the comments section the flag was taken as a spoil of war so Mexico is under no obligation to return it.

    THAT being said why would anyone expect a member of the far left biased partisan leftwing LAMEstream dumbed down media to understand that

  65. jd noland says:

    Go get the damn thing and of course Take no prisoners!!!!!!!!!

  66. Rick Booker says:

    Considering the Goliad Massacre, in which about 400 unarmed Texans were slaughtered in 1836 under orders of Santa Anna I wouldn’t give you a cold bucket of p*ss for all the mexicans in mexico. Is that PC enough for you?

  67. Dimesworth says:

    I heard that Santa Anna, pinned his socks up with thumb tacks.

  68. jd noland says:

    We Conquered Mexico once!
    They can’t give us much trouble now because their entire population of men to serve in an Army are here!
    So lets Conquer it again and give it to Texans who will make it a great Texas County! That’s right a county in Texas not a country!
    We’ll call it Alamo County!!!!!

  69. Phil Haberkorn says:

    So why not RE-WRITE the story from scratch and leave out references to the Alamo in the headline, if the flag never flew there?

  70. Gunny G says:

    Can we trade Obama for the flag?

  71. Gunny G says:

    Can we trade Obama for the flag? IT is more useful than that idiot ever will be.

  72. jd noland says:

    Would it be cool if one of our great thief’s Went down there and stole that sucker back 1lol

  73. Bryan Abbott says:

    They got a 3 foot square piece of silk and we got Texas,
    I think we’ve been had!

  74. J.V. says:

    Isn’t there some really important issues that the Republic of Texas have that are more important than a lost battle’s flag? Obviously, Mr. John Zerwas doesn’t have a clue of the military, nor of its traditions, and/nor of war. Texas lost the battle of the Alamo. The subsequent battles against General Santa Ana were successful but the Alamo’s battle flags that were lost to Santa Ana as the result hsi victory were sent to Mexico prior to Santa Ana’s defeat & capture. If Mr. Zerwas wants the lost battle flag of the Alamo back, I am sure he can muster up enough Texans to invade Texas, capture the Alamo’s battle flag and return it to San Antonio. Maybe Gov. Perry will take charge of a patoon. Good Luck & God Speed to you, Mr. Zerwas.

  75. Buck says:

    Mexico could loan Texas the flag every March for the first 2 weeks.

    If they choose not to then lets do our best to cut off all money to Mexico, start returning illegal immigrants at 5000/day.

    Heavy patrols aloing the border let the immiugrants go to California

  76. Francisco Pinon says:

    I’m Hispanic and all I can say is “Mexico Sucks, that is why WE are all here in Beautiful Texas!!!!!!!

  77. MisterJones says:

    No more free school,med.attention,or employment for the illegal invaders.Execute any one who hires illegals or gives any aid other than a well placed shot above their eyebrows.Round them up(illegals) give them a choice go back to their country or be executed.Problem of illegals and Texas budget solved.

  78. Thomas drake says:

    as a famous line from a movie said
    “all the mexicans are gone? Ill have a coke!”
    Of course after we broker a deal for Micheal more and his lover obama and 153 millon illegals are out of this country.
    Yes, there arent that many but like roaches,when you see one, five more are still hiddden.
    Go home and illegals…keep the flag and your drugs.
    wait a minute…Jerry jones doesnt still need them to build seats does he?

  79. Nacional Socialista says:

    Hello to everyone, I have been reading all of the comments on this page, and I have found some to be very ignorant from people who most likely did not finish Middle School. Other have a good view point, others are out of place. Well, here is the view point from me, a person born, raised and currently living in Mexico. To all of those who WIL try to attack me, save your ¨illegal immigrant¨ and other stupid ignorant comments, I came to the USA legally to attend private school paid by my parents. Besides, I myself am against illegal immigration, respect a countries laws if your going to visit it legally is what I believe. Many of you have no right to criticize my country, if you don’t know the facts, then save your unfounded comments. Sure the government is corrupt, and of course they are the puppets of the drug cartels, but it’s up to us Mexicans to eradicate that filth. Unfortunately, there are cowards like the ones that you call ¨illegal immigrants¨ that chose to flee up north giving the rest of us hard working honest Mexicans a bad name. Instead of them staying to defend and change their country by uprooting the drug cartels, they chose to invade someone else’s country. Once again, here is the view point of a Mexican.

    I was discussing this subject with some friends, and we all agreed that it is our right to keep the flag as a victory icon (or as some of us called it, ¨a consolation prize¨) What are you people crying about? You have Texas, and all we have is a flag! The flag represents to us a battle victory over a lost war. There are some of you that say thing´s like ¨lets swap them Santa Anna’s leg¨ news flash for all of you, to us, the Mexican people, Santa Anna is a disgusting, repulsive, repudiated figure in our history, you could have captured his head for all we have cared. Keep the leg, to us it’s just a piece of wood that was attached to a pathetic, selfish, greedy, corrupt man who spent much of his life in exile before finally dying alone and hated. Some say ¨let’s give them the million immigrants¨ others ¨let’s give them the 20 million immigrants¨ first of all, out of the so called 20 million, not all of them are of Mexican Citizenship, second of all, we do not want traitors in our war against the drug cartels, send them to France if anything, they’d be welcomed there, if not we’ll make a deal with the French, ¨We give them back Florence Cassez, but they keep all whatever million immigrants¨ Others say, ¨let’s give them California¨ of course Mexico would take back California in a heartbeat, but is California or the rest of the country going to stay quiet about it? Of course not. Some idiot even said ¨let’s give them Obama¨ totally irrelevant to this subject and only shows their ignorance. Besides, as many have said, doesn’t Texas have bigger things to worry about then some flag?

    Long story short, we keep our victory icon, you Keep the leg, keep Texas, keep the illegals, or build them death camps, we don’t care, because to me, and to most Mexicans here, the moment they chose to abandon their homeland instead of trying to fix it, they stripped themselves from their Citizenship. So don’t call them illegal Mexicans, call them illegal foreigners whose native country doesn’t want them for treason.

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