November 28, 2012 2:32 AM

Commentary: Modern day secessionists could learn from Sam Houston

On a recent trip to Houston, I twice drove by the giant statue of the man for whom the state's largest city is named. Sam Houston looms large -- very large -- in a wooded area on Interstate 45 in the city of Huntsville. Although the man Sam Houston was tall at 6-foot-2, his steel-and-concrete image towers over the highway at 67 feet. The lighted view at night makes it appear even larger.

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