“We’re not considering not relocating it.” That’s what liberal/leftist San Antonio City Councilman Roberto Trevino said regarding the Alamo Cenotaph late on Wednesday, July 18 after a meeting, and a double negative means a positive, which mean the city is planning to move the Cenotaph.
Trevino told people at the meeting that a new draft plan for redeveloping the Alamo will be made public next month, and it will illustrate why the 1930s Cenotaph has to be moved to provide a better visitor experience. Even though proposed plans to relocate the monument have been met with strong opposition, it appears the SA city officials, Texas General Land Office, and the nonprofit Alamo Endowment are not listening and don’t care to listen.
The Cenotaph honors 189 Alamo defenders killed in the 1836 battle and was erected in 1930, however the relocation appears to be similar to the removal of confederate statues by the liberal SA city leaders. Many feel this is another step to revise history and minimize the fight for Texas liberty.
Many people that are involved in the remodeling plans of Alamo Plaza are progressives who view the Texas Revolution in negative terms. They feel it was due to America “Manifest Destiny” and it resulted in the destruction of Native peoples and the loss of Mexican land. To theses politically correct progressives, the Battle of the Alamo in 1836 was not about a fight for freedom and liberty.
San Antonio and Texas patriots and voters need to wake up and protect the true meaning and legacy of the Alamo. But how?
Texas Land Commissioners George P. Bush has not been very responsive to the opponents of the Cenotaph relocation. He won his primary easily and looks like a shoo-in for re-election, and therefore he is not very sensitive to political pressure.
Also, San Antonio has the most liberal/progressive mayor and city council in history because less than 15% of the total registered voters voted in the last municipal election. The SA city elected officials sit in the driver’s seat of this project, and SA voters need to get their attention somehow.
The Alamo Endowment is nonprofit created by city and the Texas Land Commission, whose members are appointed by the progressive SA city council. They will do what the City wants.
The Second Battle of the Alamo continues, and just like the first one, the defenders seem to be outgunned by progressives. The new defenders need to be creative and well organized to preserve the legacy of the Cradle of Texas Liberty.