Since July 24, young volunteers with Tradition, Family and Property–Louisiana have been alerting the American public to the dangers of socialism in the public square. After spending a week campaigning in Louisiana, this caravan of young volunteers made their way to the Lone Star State. Texas is being flooded by Americans fleeing the socialism of their own states. Cars in the state often have “Don’t California My Texas” bumper stickers. The caravan members wondered what type of reaction they would receive.
A Miraculous Spring in Texas
Upon entering the state, the first official act of the caravan was to visit a historical site called the “Eyes of Father Margil.” In the early eighteenth century, the barefoot Franciscan friar established missions throughout East Texas and Louisiana, bringing the Light of Christ and Christian civilization. In Nacogdoches, Father Margril struck the earth with his staff during a drought, and water came forth, bringing consolation to countless Indians. The TFP caravan members prayed that the holy Friar would help their efforts from heaven.
In downtown Fort Worth, the campaign took place at Sundance Plaza, a popular lunch spot. “Down with socialism! Defend tradition, family and property. Three pillars of Christian civilization!” was the cry that broke the humdrum of the daily routine.
Some sheriffs walked by. Volunteer Nathan Kinley offered them a flyer and thanked them for their service. “No, son, thank you for your service,” he replied. One lady, whose husband is a veteran, watched with her hand over her heart as the American flag was folded. She later saluted the members. Another man went down the line and shook the hands of the volunteers. “I would rather die fighting for freedom than live under socialism,” said another man.
My Country Was Destroyed by Socialism
“Socialism destroyed my country” was commonly heard during the campaign. A man and woman, Venezuelan and Colombian, approached the campaign as they advertised a conservative event. “We know all about socialism. That is why we are here. Socialism is very bad.”
A strong tattoo-covered man took a flyer and commented that he had served both in the American and British militaries and moved to America to escape the socialist policies of the United Kingdom.” I am afraid the US is heading in the same direction as the UK,” he said.
At a busy intersection north of Fort Worth, a young man approached. “I come from Venezuela. Let me tell you about socialism. Working in the emergency room, I earned five American dollars a month. We lacked power. We lacked food. So please listen to me. Socialism is bad and destroys the countries it takes over. If I were in a car, I’d be honking like crazy!”
The Real Malice of Socialism
One negative comment deserves mention because it reflects the callous atheism and self-destructiveness of socialism. A man shouted, “I love socialism.” “Socialism has killed a hundred million people,” responded the TFP volunteer. The man’s reply was revealing. “Well, I love killing people.”