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Dear Terrorists, Don’t Mess With Texas

By Jeff Gonzales

Don't Mess With Texas

Don’t Mess With Texas was a great slogan I grew up with it as a kid, but it’s also a way of life. No matter how corny it sounds, I promise you there’s a reason why that phrase was coined.

Back in the day it was to abolish litter and for the most part it worked because the campaign was aimed at educating people. It then empowered them to take control of their home and treat their state like they would their own home. It’s hard to argue with that logic and honestly it was brilliant. Fast forward to modern times and the slogan still rings true, only with a bit more edginess.

I’ve been fortunate to travel throughout our great land and I have loved every minute, but Texas is still my home and I can’t wait to return each time I’m gone.

Reflection and Vigilance

Our state has recently been in the news, due to foreign invaders targeting our way of life in Garland, TX. A few of us are caught up in the craziness and media glitz, but I’d caution that now’s the time for reflection and vigilance. We need to educate those around us on the threat we face and shine the light on our enemy to reveal who they truly are and their intentions. We then need to prepare, train and be ready for what will come at us next.

It’s almost a forgone conclusion that we handed them a decisive ass whipping. They will try again and this is just the beginning. As you can imagine, there’s already been chatter amongst these terrorists of impending doom and my response is so what? Bring it, bring all that you’ve got because I promise you there are plenty of us here in the Great State of Texas willing and able to fight.

That’s not bravado, it’s simply a fact. You want to come here and wreck havoc, fine. If you find yourself on our soil and my military brothers don’t kill you first, make no mistake, you’ll have to deal with the type of officer who made light work of your would-be martyrs. If you avoid the uniformed police presence and target the citizenry, bring it!

Armed Society


I’m sure you’re aware that we’re an armed culture and society. We fought for our independence with words at first and when that failed, with cold steel. That didn’t turn out to well for our opponents and I promise you that they were a more worthy adversary than you. You can make a go at it and there will surely be more attacks to come.

Terrorists may eventually get lucky here in Texas and good people will get hurt, or worse killed. It will only strengthen our resolve, galvanize our will and awaken something much worse than a sleeping giant. When our collective feet hit the floor, the devil himself will utter “oh shit!”

Harden Up

There’s lots to be done between now and the next attack. The bad guys have time on their side, so we have plenty to do. We need to unite ourselves not for the single purpose of defeating this enemy, but instead to safeguard our way of life. This is what matters and it’s our future. The world took note recently and while they’re celebrating, we’re preparing. Only a fool would get complacent.

I’m not playing games and neither are a large majority of my fellow Texans. We know you dear terrorist, we know your intentions and we will fight like nothing you have ever seen before.

Editor-in-Chief’s Note: Jeff Gonzales was a decorated and respected US Navy SEAL, serving as an operator and trainer who participated in numerous combat operations throughout the world. He now uses his modern warfare expertise as President of Trident Concepts, LLC., a battle proven company specializing in weapons, tactics and techniques to meet the evolving threat. Bringing the same high-intensity mindset, operational success and lessons learned from NSW to their training programs, TRICON has been recognized as an industry leader by various federal, state and local units. Organizations interested in training with TRICON can call 928-925-7038 or visit for more information.

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  • Thomas Mack Funderburk

    Great words. Proud to be a Texan.

  • Kris Taylor

    I been to Texas; yeah, it gets personal reeeal quick down there…gitter’ done, boys.

  • Ford Leblanc

    We got your back Texas !!! The Patriots of Louisiana !!!

  • Ashley Piturro

    Ace Rathcock

  • Ace Rathcock

    Haha….. and this is why we get along.

  • Zabrewolf

    AaaMEN!! I wish more states had that kind of collective “Not Here! Not Now! Not Ever!” attitude. Texans are such an inspiration at times.

    I just wish you had cooler weather.

  • Bobby Cooper

    We can only hope that some sense is found, elsewhere throughout the country, so that further attempts will be dealt with in such amazing fashion as in Texas.

  • David Urbat


  • Michael William

    The two best drawings of the whole night in Garland, Tx were the chalk outlines out front.

  • Michael Foxx

    Better be ready . Lots of the world wants to mess with you now. Just saying.

  • Jack Timar

    I can’t support Pamela Geller. She doesn’t represent me.

  • Jack Timar

    Pamela Geller should be arrested for inciting violence.

  • Gregg Burtnett

    And anyone who attempts to do so should being charged with violating her constitutional rights. If you don’t like the constitution planes leave every day.

  • Jack Timar

    You can’t yell fire in a crowded theater.

    • WoodyTX

      Yes, you can. You can’t attempt to start a riot or a stampede by doing so, however.

  • Jack Timar

    And hate speech is not protected

    • WoodyTX

      Actually, yes it is. The Westboro Baptist Church can protest veterans funerals with far more hateful things, courtesy of an 8-1 Supreme Court decision supporting free speech. I can’t stand them, but they have the legal right.

  • Rodney D. Hays

    Love the concept here, but the slogan “Don’t Mess with Texas” has absolutely nothing to do with the Texas culture or way of life. It is the slogan for their anti-littering program: Don’t “MESS” with Texas.

  • Matt Mudcat Hartenberger

    True, it started that way…but it’s appropriate for SO MANY things. It started as an anti littering slogan but has since become used for just about everything, so it is actually, a part of he culture here.

  • Benjamin James Ransom

    Did all of my paramedic field training in Houston Texas… Great state! Great folks! Definitely can say that there is gonna be no better friend nor worse enemy than a Texan 😀

  • Ken Cramer

    please send the remaining 71. Maybe we can arrange a cartoon fair on the same day as the pig roast.

  • Jimmie Doss

    This Tennesseean will gladly help.


    Please tell me you’re going to turn the chalk outline graphic for this article into a morale patch!

  • Vucsetics Teo

    Americans be like,Lets kick the hornets nest

  • Brandon Bryce

    So freedom of speech is only for nice, warm, fuzzy speech?

  • Yves Lépine

    I saw Ms Geller speech and I haven’t heard any hate speech from her. Freedom of speech is what the Garland meeting was about. And Islam is against your freedom of speech,worst, your way of life!

  • Sumayya Betty Williamson

    Actually Texas Muslims couldn’t give 2 shits what that bitch says,,,,,,,,,Those wanna be assholes wren’t from Texas,,And the Garland community shunned that skank, hating bitch,,, People that were there were from other states ,coming to start shit between us….. , well it did not,,,It’s opened more eyes to the freaking hate mongers of her Hate group…..TEXAS IS AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE A MULTI FAITH AND MULTI ETHNIC STATE….

  • Taylor Harley Horton

    They kicked the hornets nest. Not us.

  • Sumayya Betty Williamson

    Sir We Muslims don’t say she represents Judaism……,,,,,,,,,,,,,,:)…..Just like we don’t say Westboro Baptist assholes represent Christians,,,,HATE IS HATE NO MATTER WHOM THE BITCH IS….

  • Sumayya Betty Williamson

    Seriously?, The shahada flag,,,,You do know they hijacked that flag, as their own when it’s not. Just like Westboro hijacked the American flag as their very own………….AND JUST SO YOU KNOW , WE MUSLIMS FIGHT FOE OUR COUNTRY TOO.!!!, STOP TRYING TO SAY WE DON’T THERE ARE UPTO 20,000 MUSLIMS FIGHTING ALONG SIDE OF OTHER RELIGIONS TO KEEP OR SOL FREE HERE, NOT TO MENTION HINDU’S SIKHS, ATHEIST YOU THINK CHRISTIANITY IS THE ONLY RELIGION..

  • Mark Kahapea

    Wow! You made a whole lot of assumptions in that diatribe. Nothing was said about Muslims as a whole, just ISIS. They claimed responsibility in the Texas shootings. It’s the flag they use. Fact! Nice assumption on my religious preferences too. There was no mention of that either. I find it odd that you were able to make all that up out of thin air, assume you know anything about me, point fingers and in the end become the person you accuse me of being. Well, not really!!!!

  • Santiago Gomez

    Texas rocks!
    Best decision I ever made was moving to Texas and make it my home.

  • Kristan Sabella

    Sumayya, I do think it’s an odd coincidence though, that Islam instigates such an attitude of hatred and intolerance among people. 99% of all terrorist acts across the entire globe are committed by Muslims. Not by Hindus, Mormons or Christians. In fact, radical Christians may boycott funerals, picket concerts and annoy the crap out of people, but radical Muslims kidnap, rape, slaughter, etc. There’s simply no comparison. America will not kowtow to these radical Muslims. We will win, period.

  • Sean Zarella

    Fucking sheep there is no isis in texas. Dont listen to the news. No proof. Wake up already.

  • Ken Bass Plank Owner

    Very happy this turned out the way it did, and ashamed that these scumbags came from the Grand Canyon State that I call home.

  • Sumayya Betty Williamson

    Ot shows you don’t do your homework. .

  • Todd Tardugno

    Rally the fucking Rangers!

  • Phillip Rusty Boisselle

    And I might be re-enforcing your front lines here in the next 5years

  • Jerry Moore

    The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
    The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
    The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
    The underwear Bomber was a Muslim
    The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims
    The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
    The Bafi Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
    The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
    The Moscow Theatre Attackers were Muslims
    The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
    The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims
    The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
    The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims
    The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims
    The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Musiims
    The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
    The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
    The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were Muslims
    The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
    The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims
    The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims
    The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims
    The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims
    The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims
    The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims’
    Think of it:
    Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem
    Hindus living with Christians = No Problem
    Hindus living with Jews = No Problem
    Christians living with Shintos = No Problem
    Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem
    Confusians living with Baha’is = No Problem
    Baha’is living with Jews = No Problem
    Jews living with Atheists = No Problem
    Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem
    Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem
    Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem
    Hindus living with Baha’is = No Problem
    Baha’is living with Christians = No Problem
    Christians living with Jews = No Problem
    Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem
    Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem
    Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem
    Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem
    Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem
    Muslims living with Hindus = Problem
    Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem
    Muslims living with Christians = Problem
    Muslims living with Jews = Problem
    Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem
    Muslims living with Baha’is = Problem
    Muslims living with Shintos = Problem
    Muslims living with Atheists = Problem
    **********SO THIS LEAD TO *****************
    They’re not happy in Gaza
    They’re not happy in Egypt
    They’re not happy in Libya
    They’re not happy in Morocco
    They’re not happy in Iran
    They’re not happy in Iraq
    They’re not happy in Yemen
    They’re not happy in Afghanistan
    They’re not happy in Pakistan
    They’re not happy in Syria
    They’re not happy in Lebanon
    They’re not happy in Nigeria
    They’re not happy in Kenya
    They’re not happy in Sudan
    ******** So, where are they happy? **********
    They’re happy in Australia
    They’re happy in England
    They’re happy in Belgium
    They’re happy in France
    They’re happy in Italy
    They’re happy in Germany
    They’re happy in Sweden
    They’re happy in the USA & Canada
    They’re happy in Norway & India
    They’re happy in almost every country that is not Islamic! And who do they blame? Not Islam… Not their leadership… Not themselves… THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!! And they want to change the countries they’re happy in, to be like the countries they came from where they were unhappy and finally they will be get hammered
    Palestine Liberation Front: AN TY ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Abdullah Az

  • Kristan Sabella

    Jerry Moore, U0001f44d.

  • Matt Hidyn

    I’ve never been to Texas. But up here in Alberta, we admire you guys very much. Rock on Texas!

  • Daxsm

    I hope they both get their 72 goats….. ooops, I mean virgins ;)…..

  • Roger G. Ingvardsen


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  • RV Wynkel

    Meh. Texas is somewhat overrated. It’s hot, dusty, swampy, humid, and ugly as sin. I prefer Cali, New England, and the Northwest myself. To each his own, I guess.

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