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Remembering The Alamo

Remembering The Alamo
By Chuck Baldwin
March 1, 2012
March 6 marks the anniversary of the fall of the Alamo back in 1836.
For more than 13 days, 186 brave and determined patriots withstood Santa Anna's seasoned army of over 4,000 troops. To a man, the defenders of that mission fort knew they would never leave those ramparts alive. They had several opportunities to leave and live. Yet, they chose to fight and die. How foolish they must look to this generation of spoiled Americans.
It is difficult to recall that stouthearted men such as Davy Crockett (a nationally known frontiersman and former congressman), Will Travis (only 23 years old with a little baby at home), and Jim Bowie (a wealthy landowner with properties on both sides of the Rio Grande) really existed. These were real men with real dreams and real desires. Real blood flowed through their veins. They loved their families and enjoyed life as much as any of us do. There was something different about them, however. They possessed a commitment to liberty that transcended personal safety and comfort.
Liberty is an easy word to say, but it is a hard word to live up to. Freedom has little to do with financial gain or personal pleasure. Accompanying Freedom is her constant and unattractive companion, Responsibility. Neither is she an only child. Patriotism and Morality are her sisters. They are inseparable: destroy one and all will die.
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Comment by Joseph Vanderville
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Anti-Government extremists remember the Alamo in a different way we do. To them it is bravery of a people against overwhelming odds captured in history. It is their cause to persever inspite of the odds against them. And when  those hostile "sovereign citizens" think that way, Alamo is better forgotten than remembered.

Comment by Venancio Tan
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The FBI is rounding up all terrorists in the Watch List. Soon the List will be wiped out clean. But remembering the Alamo encourages terrorists to make their stand to the last man. The only difference is that those who made their last stand in Alamo were DEFENDERS, terrorists who are making their last stand now, are OFFENDERS. But yes, remembering the Alamo is nostalgic. It stands between American patriotism and terrorist fanaticism.

Comment by Powell Gammill
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Bottom line they were still trading one dictator for another.  Not much to fight for IMHO.