TXPrep, Welcome. Like to get to know you as I am a native Houstonian. Raised in Meyerland in SW. Hou is a different place from when I grew up. I started driving at 14 before they had completed 610. Like you said, our country is really different for many reasons.
In answer to your question I will say I subscribe to the Patton philosophy of making the other SOB die for his beliefs. I fully intend to fight for and LIVE for mine!
Do you make coquille st. jacques? It is one of my favorite dishes.
For God, Family, Country, & Liberty!