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Message to Obama: 'Come and take it'
Posted By Drew Zahn On 01/18/2013 @ 7:51 pm In Front Page,Politics,U.S. | No Comments
Grammy-winning musician Steve Vaus, creator of the Buck Howdy character, has recorded a new song that defies those advocating gun confiscation to “come and take it.”
Invoking the spirit of the Texas battle for independence, the song declares, “Come and take it if you want it. Come and take it if you think you can. Come and take it, but we’ll warn you, you’ll have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.”
Vaus’ song proves particularly timely, as President Obama this week announced 23 new “executive actions” aimed at restricting gun use and availability in the U.S. and called for Congress to pass further gun-control legislation.
Several states are mulling ways to counter the president’s agenda, and many individuals fear the president is putting the U.S. on a path toward confiscating guns.
Vaus’ song, however, warns that gun ownership is a God-given right and violators of that right had best beware:
“We want the freedom that God gave us,” the lyrics declare, “so you best not cross that line. If you want this gun you gotta to come through us and take it, one shot at a time.”
The slogan, “Come and take it,” became the battle cry and banner of the Texas Revolution after the 1835 Battle of Gonzalez, in which Texians defied the Mexican government’s demand to return a cannon that had been given them for self-defense. Rather than surrender the cannon to Mexican dragoons, Texians stormed the Mexican camp and drove the soldiers away.
As Vaus’ song sings, “You just don’t mess with Texas, especially when it comes to guns.”
Steve Vaus has performed, produced and recorded with Billy Ray Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Willie Nelson, Kenny Loggins, Leann Rimes, Randy Travis and Kenny Rogers; he’s a four-time Grammy nominee (with a win in 2010) and has performed with the Billy Graham Crusades, at the Grand Ole Opry and at the White House.
A previous song by Vaus, “We Must Take America Back,” drew massive attention when it was released in the 1990s.
“There’s an unspoken fear, We’re on our way down,” he penned. “We must take America back, Main Street to Wall Street, cities and states. Washington, D.C., before it’s too late:”
Last year, Vaus stirred controversy with his satirical look at the government’s decision to impose invasive body-scans and full-body patdowns on airline travelers. Millions have viewed his work online.
The song was a parody of “Help Me Make It Through the Night”:
Vaus also, in the period after 9/11, created “There Is an Eagle,” which zoomed to the top of the country charts.
The 1992 song, “We Must Take America Back,” was the most requested song in many radio stations’ inventories after listeners chanced to hear it.
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