Hispanic leaders in Texas have been mixed on their support of the green flag while Irish Texans are overwhelmingly for it. "MaGee died mysteriously before the First Republic could be fully established and the MaGee/Gutierrez or Gutierrez/MaGee Expedition, as it has alternately been known while successful at defeating the Mexican Army, was not without dissension as evidenced by the etymology of the Spanish word "Gringo", having derived, some believe, from a growing disrespect for the flag....as in "Green Go.....away". Sean O'Hennessee McDougal of the environmental group Texas Irish & Spanish Catholics for A More Just, Verdant and Sustainable World and his wife, Dr. Magdelena Rios Rojos McDougal, have said of the resurrection of the First Republic of Texas Flag "Go Green! Go!"
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