posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 10:11 PM
reply to post by JValhalla
Here's a snippet from the Wikipedia article on Jim Bowie:
"...a 19th-century American pioneer, soldier, smuggler, slave trader, and land speculator, played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution,
culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo."
These were adventurers of an earlier age. Their names and histories are known; it's not hard to do a little research and get an idea of how they
pieced together their livings. I'm sure there were more than a few of what we would now consider (at the very least) uncouth freebooters. Nothing to
be ashamed of....
Edit: I might also add that, from an objective, "law of nations" point of view, that the US did steal Texas from the Mexico. I realize that such a
viewpoint may antagonize a few Texans. But, hey--you don't know where I live....
edit on 9/5/2012 by Ex_CT2 because: (no reason given)