They used to take us there when we were schoolchildren. They told us how glorious that battle was. When I grew up I learned that "heroes" of the Alamo were a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialist who conquered land that didn't belong to them. But as a little girl I got the message - we were losers. I can truly say that I hate that place and everything that it stands for.
Rosie Castro hates the Alamo. So it is no surprise that a mayor who is buddied up with the Castro family would be the one to bring forth the "Reimagine the Alamo Plan". All of what we have mentioned above, along with action by the city council and several other comments from Trevino, Nirenberg, and George P Bush is why Texans do not trust them. How can any red blooded Texan trust them to honor our Alamo and Cenotaph when Roberto Trevino laughs in the face of Texans and says "Our lawyers will find a way around that" when he is presented the deed of the Alamo Cenotaph which says the space cannot be used for anything else but the Cenotaph? How can Texans trust them when Mayor Ron Nirenberg makes quotes about honoring both sides? The answer is you can't.
Make no mistake Texans, this isn't about honoring our Alamo Defenders, its all about money and rewriting history. The Alamo Cenotaph is exactly where Texans, and most importantly where Coppini want it, in the middle of the Alamo Footprint where the sun would rise on the Alamo Defenders in the East and set on them in the West. If Mayor Nirenberg truly meant the quote "honor both side", the Travis Park Monument would still be standing in Travis Park. Texans, it's time to put a stop to the rewriting and watering down of our Texas history. If you will not fight for the Spirit of Sacrfice now, you most likely will never fight at all.
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.
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