Your humble correspondent was taken to task by his beautiful Texan of a wife for forgetting March 6. For those of us who suffered under the PC gulag that is public education in America, March 6, 1836, was that glorious day when less than 150 brave men defended the Alamo against Gen Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the dictator of Mexico. Rather than write my own encomium of that brave effort (an American Thermopylae if there ever was one) I direct your attention to this brilliant essay.
By Chuck Baldwin on March 1, 2012 at 7:00pm
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.
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