Did you hear the one about the liberal from out of state demanding to speak with the manager of a Texas business because she was offended by the “In God We Trust” decal portrayed proudly on the window?
“You’re in Texas, Mam,” he politely responded with a smile. “Out here you’re going to learn real quick that you have little choice but to relinquish all that offensive cash in your possession. All that invasive money has “In God We Trust” on it.”
Or how about the one from Davy Crockett, who was deeply dedicated his life to justice, truth, and liberty? Before he left his post as a representative for Tennessee of the U.S. Congress, he told his political colleagues, “You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas.” In the end, Crockett gave his life up for freedom for the Texian people at the Battle of the Alamo.
It wasn’t California or New York or Oregon or Florida Apollo 13 astronauts called when they discovered an explosion on board crippled their spacecraft. It was Texas: “Houston, we’ve had a problem here.”
Texans see themselves as the epitome of the best qualities of America: They are friendly, patriotic, confident, hardworking, and God loving. From the majestic remoteness of the Big Bend to the lavish pine trees of the Big Thicket, Texas has an abundance of resources, pride and pride. It’s a matter of fact that one can remain inside the boundaries of the Lone Star State to experience every terrain and climate imaginable. Along the way, Texans are proud to fly the America’s Old Glory and the State’s Lone Star flags.
The Most Patriotic Small Town in America is Gainesville, Texas.
Because Texas embodies so much of contemporary America—the South, the West, the border, the plains, the Latino, German, Czech, Polish, and Irish communities, the gulf between rural areas and cities—what occurs there is likely to powerfully affect the rest of the nation.
It’s no wonder that Mylife.com selected five Texas cities in the top 10 most patriotic cities in the country: No. 2 is San Antonio, 3: Austin, 4: Fort Worth, 8: El Paso and 10: Houston. The Alamo, in San Antonio is considered one of the top most patriotic sites in the U.S., with millions of visitors each year.
Under the leadership of Governor Greg Abbott, Texas continues to boast a pro-business environment. Texans don’t just say it, they do just that—especially when it comes to being pro-America. It’s little wonder that most Snickers bars consumed in North America are made in Texas. Nearly all Skittles and Starbursts disbursed across the continent are manufactured in Waco.
Texas knows any political endeavor or assumption that the greater good for a business is to pay taxes is wrong and harmful to the economy. The highest good—the most patriotic thing a business can do—is to invest, not to pay taxes. Besides having the best barbeque and Tex-Mex food in the nation, Texans don’t believe in, or have, state income taxes.
Being one of the most culturally and socially diverse states, Texans have varied appetites and an enormous range of tastes for products, services and goods. Many American companies have strong patriotic marketing and branding strategies. Some that come to mind are John Deere, Coca-Cola, John Deere and Budweiser. Arguably, Texas is a leader when it comes to traditional American values and hot-apple-pie patriotism.
Here are some of the top most patriotic businesses in Texas:
One of the most iconic brands of Texas, the deeply faith and family based company maintains it’s patriotic Corpus Christi roots in their San Antonio headquarters. They spread traditional American values across the state with their focus on food quality, fresh ingredients and prominent “One Nation Under God Indivisible” decals displayed on their store windows. The popular flag-adorned One Nation Under God brand keeps hungry Texans coming back for more. They also sell T-Shirts and other products through their online store.
H‑E‑B began with one store in 1905, nestled in Kerrville in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. They’ve always believed in the value of hard work and the importance of taking care of people. And they’ve always dreamed big.
It’s not surprising that Texas maintains enormous pride in H-E-B. In times of need they have consistently been among the first to offer help with donations, feet on the ground rescues, and community involvement throughout the years and during crises. Recently, through their retail, employee and personal efforts by leader Charles Butt, statewide support was provided for the families affected by the tragedies in Sutherland Springs, Hurricane Harvey distress areas and other areas. The San Antonio based retailer is a leader in Food Bank Assistance, education, readership programs and disaster relief.
As it did in 1865, Stetson today embodies the resourceful, authentic, and diverse American spirit. Rich in history, the story of the most famous hat makers in the world continues in step with the journey of America—ever evolving and timeless. If they were good enough for John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Clayton Moore (The Lone Ranger) and Merle Haggard, then they’re good enough for any American.
John B. Stetson’s friendly gesture towards a wayward traveler on the new frontier gave birth to what is now known, the world over, as the “cowboy hat.” Now a trusted household name around the world, it has become standard equipment for rugged cowboys and western aficionados everywhere. Stetson continues to create quality products in Texas that are built to last and have deep roots in the American tradition. They have a strong appreciation for objects that are made well and products that get better with age.
JON WAYNE SERVICE COMPANY
Don Rackler, owner of Jon Wayne Heating & Air in south-central Texas, is about as patriotic as any Lone Star State cowboy can be. Every holiday season, Rackler makes available his locally famous Jon Wayne Santa’s Sleigh for at least a dozen charity events. Families and children ride along, usually with Santa himself, on sort of a modern version of a Christmas hayride.
Through the years, Jon Wayne Services has proudly donated brand new heating and cooling systems to deserving San Antonio area families through the MiCasa Home Makeover program. The communities they serve can count on Jon Wayne with other such endeavors like supply drives for Child Protective Services, Let’s Make a Difference Charity Lunches, or supporting our Wounded Warriors.
Buc-ee’s, is known as the Texas friendly neighbors along the highways and having the cleanest restrooms in America. The all-American, Lake Jackson, Texas retailer recently captured the top spot in all six GasBuddy Perfect Pit Stop Report categories: top-rated over-all, coffee, cleanliness, customer service, outdoor lighting and restrooms.
Bon Appetit rated Buc-ees the best rest stop in America: “A rest stop may not be the first type of place that comes to mind when thinking of Texas institutions; but in a state known for its robust driving culture and expansive freeways, Buc-ee’s is an icon, having set a new bar for the kind of service and offerings that an off-the-highway joint can provide.”