Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Revise The Alamo!

In 1836, Spanish Texas was fighting to become an independent republic. William Barret Travis commanded a small but valiant Texas force that held off the Mexican Army at the Battle of the Alamo. The Texans were defeated. Colonel Travis wrote a letter during the famous battle which has become a sacred document to Texans today. Travis pleaded in the letter for reinforcements, which never came.
To The People of Texas and All Americans In The World -- February 24, 1836

Fellow citizens & compatriots --I am besieged by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna ... I have sustained a continual Bombardment and cannonade for twenty-four hours and have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. ... Victory or Death.”
Today Moonbattery blogs --
The Alamo is one of the most sacred shrines in the history of American democracy. The structure became known as "the cradle of Texas liberty" when 189 volunteers declined opportunities to retreat and fought to the death while holding off the vastly superior army of the ruthless and megalomaniacal Mexican dictator Santa Anna. These heroes held out for 13 days before they were killed, taking with them around 1,600 Mexican soldiers. After the battle of Goliad, where Santa Anna's troops exterminated a rebel army after it had surrendered, the Texans turned the tide at San Jacinto, rallying themselves with the cries "Remember Goliad!" and "Remember the Alamo!" as they routed Santa Anna's forces. "Remember the Alamo!" is a stirring cry to this day. It summarizes in three words the heroic devotion to freedom that makes this country such an honor to live in. These three words are precious not just to Texas, but to America. So although it is thoroughly appalling, it's hardly surprising that the Left would want to take these three priceless words away from us.
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