Texans won a temporary delay on Wednesday, December 4, when, at the San Antonio Historic Design and Review Commission meeting. The HDRC reversed themselves and voted 8 to 3 against granting the Building Permit for the removal of the Alamo Cenotaph. The temporary victory was won thanks to Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation. Tap Pilam is seeking for the site to be considered as an official cemetery and to be formally recognized as descendants of Native Americans who lived at the former Spanish colonial mission before it played a key role in the Texas Revolution. This was the first time Texans have been able to get any city or state bureaucracy to side with the people in over two years. There is another HDRC meeting coming up next week Dec 18, 2019 and you can rest assure that D1 City Councilman Roberto Trevino, Mayor Nirenberg, George P Bush and others will be applying pressure on them. Just this past week, not even two days after the Dec 4, 2019 HDRC meeting, TITFF spotted 2 commissioners coming out of the Alamo CEO Douglas McDonald's office. We all know what that was.....pressure. Also last week TITFF spotted 3 contractors at the cenotaph looking at blueprints and examining the Alamo Cenotaph. They intend to move the cenotaph in the very near future, but that is another conversation we will have soon.
The question that everyone is asking is "Will the city of San Antonio and the GLO erect a monument to Santa Anna on the Alamo"? Mayor Ron Nirenberg is quoted on the Trey Ware show, Sept 12, 2018. saying " I think everyone who shed blood in the defense of liberty and the things that they believe in, on both sides, ought to be honored, and that's exactly what the intent of this redevelopment plan is". Also back in early 2018 D1 Councilman Roberto Trevino talked about honoring both sides at one of the Alamo Meetings. Then to put the cherry on top the "Experts" at the Dec 4, 2019 HDRC meeting talked about placing a marker or something to that effect where the Mexican Army stood. So in light of everything we have heard, what are Texans suppose to think? Just today George P Bush tweeted about this issue saying...
" One must ask themselves, why am I being accused of honoring the murderous dictator Santa Anna? Is it because my mother (now a naturalized citizen) is from Mexico? I was born in Houston, my wife is from San Angelo, and my boys were born-you guessed it in Texas. As a United States Navy Veteran, who deployed to Afghanistan, I know exactly what it means to be loyal to the American Flag, this country and this great state. The idea that I would EVER place a statue of Santa Anna at the Alamo is patently false. Enough is enough. This is an outright lie, and quite frankly, flat out racist."
We are not sure why he brought the race card into his comment, unless he is getting desperate. TITFF has never said that George P Bush wanted to erect a statue of Santa Anna, but the City of San Antonio is quoted (Nirenberg's quote above) as saying some things that raise a lot of Texas eyebrows. The lack of communication on the reimagine the Alamo Plan from George P Bush, combined with the fact that the City of San Antonio & George P Bush have ignored all of Texan's concerns, is the reason many don't trust any of them.
This Is Texas Freedom Force has never advocated for the removal of a historical monument, because we believe in protecting all history, but if the City of San Antonio & George P Bush erect a monument to Santa Anna you can guarantee we will be the first to step up and remove it!