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February 24, 2009

Remember the Alamo

Posted by Dave Blount at February 24, 2009 8:20 PM

America's worst and most contemptible enemies have taken control of the government and are using it to systematically destroy the economic freedom on which our way of life is based. Our backs are to the wall. This is as good a time as any to remember the Alamo.

On this date in 1836, Lieutenant Colonel William Barret Travis wrote the following letter from the Alamo, which was under his command:

I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna — I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man — The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken — I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls — I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch — The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country — VICTORY OR DEATH.

America is not dead so long as a single American continues to fight in this spirit.

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An enduring symbol of American resistance to enemies foreign and domestic.

On a tip from Byron.