“Don’t mess with the Alamo”: Historic Alamo Under Protection From Violent Protesters
“This Is Texas Freedom Force, took it upon themselves to guard The Alamo”
The Texas Land Commissioner made it clear Saturday that any attempts to deface the fulcrum of Texas history will be thwarted.
George P. Bush tweeted Saturday:
@SATXPolice @TxDPS @OfficialAlamo pic.twitter.com/XIOl0IpVA6
— George P. Bush (@georgepbush) June 13, 2020
Reports indicated that some protesters were calling for the destruction of the Alamo:
Protesters in San Antonio now demanding tearing down The Alamo.
— Robert Barnes (@barnes_law) June 13, 2020
Two weeks ago, peaceful protests turned violent later into the evening. Just a block from the Alamo, businesses were destroyed and vandalized. Rioters threw “rocks and other objects at SAPD cruisers in downtown San Antonio, and authorities using tear gas to disperse crowds,” according to reports. Later in the evening, rioters attempted to set a parole office on fire, using “an accelerant to light the lobby on fire. Damages estimate around $20,000.”
As a result a private group, This Is Texas Freedom Force, took it upon themselves to guard the Alamo.
Not surprisingly, the San Antonio Express-News published commentary calling the Alamo a symbol of racism and decrying efforts to prevent defacement and destruction of the Alamo:
We saw our community join together in peaceful protests, asking government officials to take action against the racial discrimination of black Americans by law enforcement.
Incidents of vandalism were committed downtown, and we saw Alamo Plaza become a fulcrum of protest and unrest. For facets of our community, the Alamo symbolizes many uncomfortable truths of our history: colonialism, slavery, civil rights and the fight for Texas independence. We see this because the plaza has long been a place where people assemble in solidarity to voice their grievances, and a recent Saturday night was no exception.
What was exceptional was the large number of heavily armed civilians, members and supporters of This Is Texas Freedom Force, who took it upon themselves to “defend” the Alamo and the Cenotaph. This “defense” was not called for or welcomed, nor was it needed. It was dangerous, and these individuals are not deserving of praise; they are deserving of scorn. With their vitriol, inflammatory words and, most dangerously, their firearms, they risk not only their lives but the lives of others.
[Featured Image Credit: Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush]
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Isn’t the Alamo a place where a bunch of People of Color killed a bunch of white guys?
I hope that Texans demonstrate for the rest of the country how violent riffraff should be handled.
I had expected Texans to deal with the Black Liars Movement, but they disappointed me on that one.
Time will tell.
The politicians are too cowardly, or too complicit, to order the police to forcibly put an end to the rioting, looting, arson, assaults, etc. If they’re going to be stopped, the public will have to do it themselves.
Some people did something
Actually, the last 16 reinforcements that joined the Alamo garrison were Hispanic Texicans. And, at that point, they pretty much knew that the cause was hopeless.
They were fighting the Tyrannical Santa Ana. They were fighting for Constitutional Government and the rights that the Mexican Government had agreed to.
They were fighting colonialists. But apparently some colonialists are more equal than others.
The San Antonio Express-News may find its fire insurance rates increasing sharply. You know, now that arson is the approved mechanism for demonstrating disagreement.
If there’s any trouble, I expect Texans will show the rest of the nation how it’s done.
All of our major cities in Texas are Blue and many militant
Fort Worth Police Commissioner just let ALL the thugs arrested for rioting free and they will all get a “personal “ letter from him explaining that no charges will be brought forth
This is not the Texas you thought it was
Gonzo – I’m hopeful there’s a difference between the government of Texas and Texans – kind of in the same way in 2016 when we demonstrated the difference between American government and Americans.
You get the government you vote for.
This is the government Texans have voted for
Austin just defunded the Police by 20%. They already have a hellacious homeless problem and it’s getting worse by the day.
If I were a cop in any city that voted to defund me, I’d quit. No, I would make them let me go by calling in with the “blue flu”. That way I can collect the additional $600 a week. Dems will probably be successful in getting an extension for .
Nothing in our country is what we thought it was – from the top down: from every democrat criminal to every republican hack; from every kindergarden teacher to every law dean; from every journalism student to heads of networks; from every city attorney to sessions and chrisopher wray.
We are governed by and we live in a gigantic mafia.
Trump is our only hope. Our ONLY hope. (Our guns are a last resort – but they are a resort.)
I should have read the whole thread before commenting, in that I am in complete agreement. The crap needs to be stopped with extreme prejudice.
Afterwards, these people can reconsider their approach, collect their marbles and slink back to obscurity, or they can receive further lessons in how to conduct themselves in a civilized manner.
Could have used them in DC.
This whole thing is paid for. Those standing against it are those who see what is really going on, where this is really directed.
Good for them. We need to see more – a lot more – of this going on.
Preston Bush. Gag me with a spoon.
There’s a George P BUsh???
This keeps getting worse and worse!
Play stupid games, win stupid prizezs
Napalm cures TDS regardless of when you appy it….
Bullets made from sodium metal would probably make for a better show. Sodium produces an exothermic reaction, a fireworks display, emitting from the person. That would give those thugs something to think about.
Either way, I like my Antifa’s room-temperature….
If this Bush kid wants to help, he will NEVER run for office.
This “defense” was not called for or welcomed, nor was it needed. It was dangerous, and these individuals are not deserving of praise; they are deserving of scorn. With their vitriol, inflammatory words and, most dangerously, their firearms, they risk not only their lives but the lives of others.
Yet, no one was injured., by those dangerous armed people. Almost as if they’re not the problem.
I lived in San Antonio in the 70’s , it was already run bybLa Raza then..
to think the town paper writing such filth
Almost as if their presence was effective.
…Now do this in all the Antifa-BLM ‘strong holds’
I will not be standing with LEOs any time soon. We have long wondered if they would come after our guns if ordered to do so. I believe we now have the answer to that questions and it’s “Yes.” What we saw during the COVID shut down was shameful, with police enforcing obviously unconstitutional orders to stay at home and keep businesses closed, harassing people who just wanted to work and support their families, demonstrating that they are Christopher Browning’s “ordinary men” (https://www.amazon.com/Ordinary-Men-audiobook/dp/B0813XCX9B/ref=sr_1_1). The number of LEOs who spoke out against the petty tyrants who run our states and cities can be counted on one hand. The police are not our friends or allies. They have a lot to make up for and a long way to go before they can ever have my unqualified support (which they haven’t had for a long time).
All we need to know is where and when.
I’ve not been to the Alamo park site. The texas freedom force guys have to defend the plaza area? Looks like rioters could easily flank the plaza and hurl all sort of debris on them. One reasonably good archer could rain hell on the plaza.
One bullet aimed at the archer would scatter the mob.
I’ve been to the Alamo. It’s an awesome historical site to visit. I’ve seen it portrayed in movies but there is no substitute for seeing the real thing along with the area it’s located. Even though a city surrounds it you realize that blood was shed on that spot. It’s important not just to Texas but American history as well.
Any attempts to damage or destroy the Alamo should be met with a large amount of force immediately. The gloves need to come off and heads need to be cracked if need be to defend it.
Ah, actually “no” to blood was spilled on that spot. The Alamo was moved to this site many years ago. Probably for tourist reasons
And it’s so unassuming that if you didn’t know it you would walk on by, I actually found it disappointing. It’s right across the street from the river walk, another man made river actually, wide stream, but a fun place to visit and people scurry on by the Alamo heading to the “river” and the mall that surround it in that area.
American Thinker posted a excellent article titled The Goth ISIS Utopia. Read it now.
I’ve been there too. The Alamo is awe inspiring! It needs to be protected, defended and honored at all costs! Thanks to the Texans who are doing just that! Bravo!
Would you believe most of the people attacking it are still Mexicans?
Were the Loonies to succeed in damaging the Alamo, what do you suppose that would do to Biden’s chances in November? My thought is that it would turn many marginal Trump voters into broken-glass voters (voters who would crawl on their hands and knees over broken glass to get to the polls).
We need more red pills.
I’m in Oklahoma..suddenly wall to wall coverage of “spikes in Covid-19”..
Because Trump’s coming to rally..Face with tears of joy
Here where I live, the government made it exceedingly clear that Peace Officers (PO’s) were to use deadly force only when necessary. The Bill was watered down and effectively became ceremonial after changes were made. One of the changes will likely change the way PO’s interact with some subjects, a barricaded suicidal subject for example. The key question: Any hostages or other people directly in harm’s way because of the individual? If no, some agencies have decided on non-intervention, meaning they’re not going to use any force to “save” the individual from self-harm. If no one else is in the residence, no one is going in. I can’t speak to how any particular agency/agencies will react if the subject goes mobile, but I’m assuming it will be with a heavy dose of less-lethal force options, SWAT, armored vehicles, followed by retreat (not joking). Better to take the “failure to act” lawsuit vs. 2nd Degree and various other charges. No PO wants to catch a criminal charge for using lethal force which may very well have been justified. My point (whew). If we had an Alamo in our state, sadly there may be a riot shield fight, some less lethal munitions/cs gas/OC spray etc., but if the mob were determined to fight to the death, I’m hard pressed to see any takers from the Peace Officer side of the line.
Hard to believe we once had a very good newspaper in San Antonio called the Express News.
We all need to be praying for and thanking our law enforcement. Why would anyone want to apply for this job when you are ridiculed, spit on, f bombed, middle fingered, targets of fire bombs, bullets, knives, hit and runs, and character assassinations by our media. The Devil is having a field day in our country and the world. Time to stop this madness. By what means? How about a revival. May be the only way. God help us all if the police lose our support.
Hmm, considering that if Sam Houston had his way it would have been blown up in early 1836 and the battle would never have happened.
Milhouse, there is really no evidence to back up that claim. Houston reinforced the garrison and ordered works be built to protect it in mid-January 1836. The garrison fell to the Mexican Army on 6 March.
Disagree. There is evidence. He wanted to abandon the Alamo just before the fight there because he thought it would be better to pull that force back and reinforce his own troops. That he had earlier ordered it reinforced is not evidence otherwise. He was not a resolute commander during the early part of the war.
“taking on any group who seeks to diminish our efforts to illuminate history.”
Seem more to me like efforts to eliminate history.
For facets of our community, the Alamo symbolizes many uncomfortable truths of our history: colonialism, slavery…
Yes, the facets that represent ignorance, stupidity, and lying communists.
History is full of “uncomfortable truths” for one group or another. Do they propose wiping it all out? How are they different from the Taliban who destroyed the Bamyan Buddhas, or from Mao who killed millions in an effort to wipe out his own country’s culture that did not align with his brand of Marxism?
Don’t know p bush.
Please Bush family… stop trying to be relevant. I’m pretty sure your responses to current anarchy would be completely mealy mouthed, so shove off.
Considering how many Anglos were wiped out at the Alamo, you could call it a racist symbol, but that would be a distortion of the truth like most “racist” claims. There were many men of Mexican descent who died fighting the dictator, Santa Ana. The Battle of the Alamo wasn’t a battle to preserve slavery.