Claim about statues overlooks 11 swords
A fundraising email staked a claim to uniqueness about Texans in the U.S. Capitol that made us wonder.
Jonathan Saenz, who heads Texas Values, a group that says it’s dedicated to faith, family and freedom, wrote March 28 that during a recent walk through the U.S. Capitol, “I gazed up at the carvings and paintings that tell America’s glorious story ... smiling that Stephen F. Austin’s and Sam Houston’s statues were the only ones holding a rifle or a sword. I was reminded about the truth of all that’s exceptional about America and Texas.”
That kind of historical trivia seems tailor-made for our Texas