Slaver-Owners in Texas: Austin, Travis, and Sam Houston
Because we have been inundated with false history about Texas it is no wonder why the true intentions of slave owner Sam Houston are never talked about. Houston was a schemer who sought to create a slave empire in Texas (then Mexico) long before he ever came here. Houston became like a son to Andrew Jackson, one of the most racist presidents in American history. Jackson believed in “Manifest Destiny,” which claimed that the murder and removal of Native Americans from their homelands was somehow approved by God. Manifest Destiny also supported the enslavement of black people in order for wealthy planters to become even richer.
The American Revolution of 1776, which was supposed to be about freedom, was hijacked by the slave owners. With the wealthy slave owners in charge of the American Revolution slavery would be enshrined in a false democracy in which only white men with property would rule for hundreds of years. The Texas Revolution in 1836 would be but another war to enshrine slavery and push the boundaries of the United States toward the Pacific Ocean. Andrew Jackson had a desire to rip Texas away from Mexico as did Sam Houston. In fact, and according to Dr. Phillip Tucker, America’s first war for slavery was the Battles with Mexico, including the Battle of the Alamo and San Jacinto. All of this would be proven when Texas became the 28th State entering the Union as a slave state.
Sam Houston, along with Andrew Jackson, plotted to sneak Sam Houston into Texas as an “Indian Agent.” This is how he was connected with the Cherokee. This cover was only a disguise that was aimed at creating a violent fighting force to perpetuate the institution of slavery upon Mexico. Pro-slavery men from across the United States crossed into Mexico for the express purpose of bringing in slaves in violation of Mexican law. At one time, Mexico had a slave system that allowed for the children of slaves to be released by the age of fourteen. This disrupted the ideas of Sam Houston for slavery was for life in the U.S. Mexican revolutionary forces in the 1820s were fighting a war against Spain. This war was lead in part by the future Black president of Mexico Vicente Guerrero. In 1824, after Spain was defeated, the Mexican Congress passed laws that ended the slave trade. The white settlers, all from the southern slave owner states, flooded into Texas and ignored Mexican law.
Mexico had a very weak government at the time and was unable to enforce the laws banning slavery. This was the opening that Houston, as an agent of Andrew Jackson and the southern slave owners, needed to foment war using the very 1824 Constitution to accomplish their slave designs. When Santa Anna abolished the 1824 Constitution, the Texas settlers used it because it never enforced the abolition of slavery. It became a real issue when Mexico’s Black president abolished slavery in 1829. This is why many racist (or ignorant) Texas historians claim that the Texas settlers were fighting for the restoration of the 1824 constitution—real simple, the 1824 Constitution did not enforce an end to slavery. This is the part they leave out when claiming that these slave-owning Texans were fighting for freedom. They were fighting to rip Texas away from Mexico and create a slave society. All of these Texas so-called heroes were part of this grand scheme led by Sam Houston and Andrew Jackson.
The liberator of Latin America, Simone Bolivar, called a conference in 1826 in Panama. This conference discussed the end of Spanish rule in the Americas and the end of slavery. The United was invited to the conference, but when Houston was a U.S. Congressman he opposed U.S. participation in the conference and gave pro-slavery comments before the U.S. Congress. Slave owner Sam Houston was congratulated by slave owner Andrew Jackson for opposing a conference that would have probably prevented their scheme to make of Texas a slave empire. Other pro-slavery men joined in with the scheme to rip Texas away from Mexico and enshrine slavery for eternity.
Stephen F. Austin created the first slave codes in Texas on January 22, 1824. This code severely punished anyone attempting to help slaves escape. Texas was just like the Deep South in this regard, and eventually William Travis of Alamo fame, would be the corrupt lawyer that defended slave owners. The slave code read it part, “It shall be the duty of every person who shall find any slave from his master’s premises without a pass from his master or overseer to tie him up and give him ten lashes.” Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, William Travis, and Andrew Jackson are a disgrace to humanity as are many others.