Like a modern day Colonel Travis, Texas State Representative Kyle Biedermann (R- Fredericksburg) spoke at the Alamo at a press conference on Friday, September 14, 2018, and challenged Texas legislators, state officials, and citizens to defend Texas' most sacred shrine of liberty. He asked that the Alamo Master Plan be negotiated, if not defunded, by the state legislature to avoid the relocation of the Cenotaph and/or the altering of Texas history.
However, a news reporter asked a curious and revealing question regarding the opposition to the Alamo Plan. The reporter wanted to know why some people oppose moving the Cenotaph to a “free-speech zone”?
First, the question shows the continued lack of understanding about the reverence many Texans have toward the Alamo defenders and the Cenotaph. Moving the Cenotaph is like moving Lord Nelson’s statue from Trafalgar Square, or moving the Arizona Memorial from Pearl Harbor.
The assault by Democrats and liberals on Texas history continues. A Texas education advisory group called the “State Board of Education Social Studies TEKS Streamlining Work Groups” which is made up of educators and historians, recently recommended making a number of changes in state’s history curriculum standards, including removing the word “heroic” from describing the Alamo’s defenders because the word is a “value-charged word”.
Texas history is on a slippery slope and sliding left fast, and sadly, the Texas taxpayers are paying for it, whether they like it or not.
Texas public schools have tried, and in some cases succeeded in adopting textbooks that have leftist, anti-Texan, anti-American themes. These books teach American western expansion was imperialism, and that Texas independence was a land grab from Mexico that victimized people of color.
Tyrants always scream and lash out when they’re challenged, and that seems to be the case with San Antonio’s city hall, and their mouth piece, the SA Express-News (SAEN). The SAEN has published several articles in recent weeks about the three city charter amendments sponsored by the SA Firefighters’ union, and supported by many grassroots citizens because the amendments would limit the city’s power.
The thought of citizens limiting the city government’s power has panicked city hall and their crony friends.
The city and Establishment organized a PAC funded by crony businesses and called, “Secure San Antonio’s Future” to stop the amendments. The PAC has gone to three different courts to stop the amendments from ever going to the voters, and lost all three times.
Frightening business owners and taxpayers seems to the City’s goal, and the SAEN is helping. On Friday, July 27, the SAEN reported that the major municipal bond companies were warning against the passage of the charter amendments.
On the third day of the Senate Judiciary committee confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court judge (Wednesday Sept. 6), the Democrats continued to play dangerous politics. They have tried to delay the confirmation process, and they have questioned the legality and legitimacy of the hearing and confirmation process.
Overall, it appears the Democrats’ goal is to discredit the Supreme Court if and when Kavanaugh is confirmed, and thus make the same claim they do regarding Trump’s election. If the Democrats and the Left allege the Supreme Court is "illegitimate" because Kavanaugh is on the Bench, it will be a very serious blow to law and order in America.
Since November 2016, Democrats and their media allies have constantly undermined Americans’ confidence in the Constitution and in the Trump election because he won the Electoral College and lost the popular vote. Now they will undermine the Supreme Court and the rule of law.
The Senate Judiciary Committee Confirmation Hearings for Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, started with two Democrat senators demanding a delay and recess, and with 10 protesters being escorted from the room. The hearing has gone downhill since then, and it has all been on TV.
Even a reporter from the liberal CNN, legal analyst Joan Biskupic, who has covered the Supreme Court for 25 years and is the author of several books on the judiciary, said she had "never seen such a disruption" at a hearing like today's. Are the Democrats having their “Senator Joe McCarthy” moment on TV with their disrespectful and antagonistic behavior?
On June 9, 1954, during the televised Army-McCarthy hearings, the Army's chief legal representative, Joseph Nye Welch, challenged Senator McCarthy’s right hand man, Roy Cohn, to provide the U.S. Attorney General, Herbert Brownell Jr., with a list of the 130 supposed Communists or subversives employed in defense plants. Senator McCarthy replied to Welch to check with a Boston attorney who had once belonged to the liberal National Lawyers' Guild.
Welch immediately responded, "Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness ..." When McCarthy resumed his attack, Welch interrupted him and said, "Let us not assassinate this lad further, Senator. You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
But when McCarthy continued his attack, Welch cut him off and demanded that the chairman "call the next witness". At that point, the gallery erupted in applause and a recess was called.
Thanks to television and radio, the American people heard and saw the exchange and Senator McCarthy never recovered politically from the incident. The fear he had created under the guise of defending the country was gone because the people saw firsthand his abuse of power.
Could the same thing happen to Democrats and liberal groups as people watch their immature and disruptive behavior during the Kavanaugh hearing?
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee chairman, began his opening remarks at 10:47 a.m. ET today, more than an hour after the hearing was scheduled to start because of the Democrats’ appeals to adjourn and protesters who repeatedly interrupted the proceedings. To rephrase Welch’s 1954 statement, “Have Democrats and liberals no shame?”
Since the entire proceedings and circus are reported by TV, radio, and the rest of the national media, we should wonder how the liberal media will report, explain, or defend this behavior? Can the liberal media successfully spin what people view and hear firsthand?
It is apparent that Democrats’ and liberals’ behavior at this hearing will impact on the 2018 midterm election in November. It is one more example of how Democrats and liberals seem to have lost their collective minds and sense of proper, civilized behavior…and it has been seen on national TV.