San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush signed a resolution Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, agreeing on the general terms of the Alamo master plan which includes the closing of Alamo Street through Alamo Plaza and moving the Cenotaph to a different location in the plaza. San Antonio voters and Texas patriots need to wake up and take action.
Nirenberg supports the Alamo Plaza plan that will triple its size of the area, and change the historical presentation to minimize the 1836 battle in a new museum and visitors center. He and Land Commissioner Bush announced their supporter for the public-private project that has been in the planning stages for four years.
The City Council will consider it on Thursday, Oct. 18, and they have already endorsed some of the general principles. Passage and approval of the Plan are almost assured.
The only way citizens can stop this Plan now is 1. San Antonio voters can end it with a referendum IF the SA city charter amendment passes that makes it easier to challenge city council actions. 2. The Texas state legislature can remove the funding of the “private” part of the Alamo Plan when they come back into session in January.
However, Texas patriots should understand that this will not be easy. First, the SA City Hall Establishment is throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the campaign to defeat the SA city charter amendments. City Hall does not want their power challenged, and they are telling citizens to vote “NO” on the proposed city charter amendments.
Second, some Texas state legislators are being lobbied (threatened) by the Bush political organization to support George P. Bush, the state land commissioner, and his Alamo Plan. Legislators who want the Bush support for their political future are being told to stay in line with Bush and support the Plan.
The Alamo Plan is about political correctness and money for crony businesses. The SA City Hall Establishment want to “globalize” of the Alamo and its history to accommodate a liberal/leftist interpretation of Texas history and the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, and crony business interests want to make money from international tourism with the United Nations UNESCO endorsement.
The assault on Texas history is real. Liberals/leftists have recently tried to change Texas history by removing the term “heroic” as defining the Alamo defenders from public school history books. Some leftist politicians involved in the Alamo Plan also view the fight for Texas independence as “American racist imperialism” and “stealing land from Mexico.”
Voters and citizens in both San Antonio and the rest of the state need to wake up and fight for the most revered historical landmark in Texas, the Alamo.
San Antonio voters must vote “YES” to on the city charter amendment to lower the number of signatures required to call for a referendum on SA city government actions like the Alamo Plan. Also, Texas voters and citizens must lobby their state legislators in Austin to defund the Texas Land Commission’s involvement in the Alamo Plan.
This new “Battle of the Alamo” is against political correctness and greed. Wake up San Antonio voters and Texans.