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New Ad Asks Dan Patrick To Protect Historical Monuments in Texas

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AUSTIN, TEXAS — A new TV and radio ad makes an appeal to Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to fight the mounting effort by Democrats to systematically tear down Texas history, saying that he “needs to make this happen … now,”

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Call Lt. Governor Dan Patrick NOW at 512-463-5342 to tell him to get the State Senate to PASS the Historical Protection Act.Call Dan Patrick NOW at 512-463-5342.Don't wait until it is too late. We must act NOW to save TEXAS History. Call 512-463-5342 NOW.

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Though the ad doesn’t mention it, the iconic Alamo, an 80-year-old, 60-foot memorial to the 189 (or more) men who gave their lives for Texas, seems present.

This reporter was the keynote speaker on the very issue of preserving Texas history and defending the Alamo memorial in Dallas a year ago today.

Here’s a sample from my presentation to the influential Republican organization, Preston Hollow-Park Cities Forum:

If they can tear down the visible reminders of who we
are, they can make us forget how far we’ve come.

And if they can tell us where we have been, then they
can change where we are going.

Countries​ ​that​ ​tear​ ​down​ ​their​ ​history,​ ​soon​ ​tear​ ​down
other​ ​things,​ ​like​ ​FREE​ ​SPEECH.

Land Commissioner George P. Bush signed an Alamo redesign plan that includes dismantling and relocating the Cenotaph — memorial to the men who died for Texas liberty.

“Carefully disassemble the structure and conserve all the marble sections in a controlled environment,” the plan reads. “Provide a new structure [non – corrosive assembly instead of reinforced concrete],” it continues.

It’s always best to respect a monument by tearing it apart and moving it somewhere else.

“Several potential locations were considered. The proposed location … will provide appropriate context and symbolism for the structure.”

San Antonio City Council wants to “honor” the men of the Alamo by moving their tombstone to the place where Santa Anna burned their carcasses following his disreputable and savage order of “Deguello” (take no prisoners, kill everyone, women, children, etc.).

In response to Bush’s proposed actions, Patrick committed in recorded audio dated October, 2017, to stop Cenotaph from being torn down.

Patrick has not since renewed his commitment to that “line in the sand.” In fact, Patrick was part of the State Preservation Board decision that consigned a Civil War memorial plaque to the ashbin after being on Capitol grounds since 1959.

“The events of 1836 were just one small chapter in 10,000 years of history,” said George Skarmeas, Bush’s Alamo redesign planning director until recently.

The Cenotaph is inscribed thusly,

Erected in memory of the heroes who sacrificed their lives at the Alamo, March 6, 1836, in the defense of Texas. They chose never to surrender nor retreat; these brave hearts, with flag still proudly waving, perished in the flames of immortality that their high sacrifice might lead to the founding of this Texas

 

 

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Houston Police Allow Abortion Clinic to Operate Despite Texas Courts Ruling Them Non-Essential

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On March 30th, a judge ruled that Texas abortion clinics could stay open. This ruling came a few days after the Texas governor, Greg Abbott, deemed abortion servies non-essential.

Since abortions are clearly elective surgeries, the ruling was overturned by a vote of 2-1 in the 5th circuit court of appeals on March 31st. Meaning, the governor’s order stands and abortion clinics must close until non-essential businesses are allowed to open back up.

This hasn’t stopped one abortion clinic in Houston from continuing to kill the unborn.

In a video released on April 1st, via the YouTube channel ‘ProofThatGodExists,’ an abortion clinic in Houston is shown to still be accepting clients.

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A couple of pro-life activists are shown in the video standing outside the abortion clinic. Across the street is a police officer, with whom one of the activists eventually talks.

They tell the offiicer that the abortion offices are still seeing clients. The officer acknowledges their concerns and says, “we’ll take care of it.”

A few minutes later, the officer goes to talk to the pro-life activists. The officer informed the activists that he was just there to “keep the peace” and nothing else.

One of the activists again informed the officer of the situation, asking, “Do you know that it’s illegal for them to do abortions today?” The officer replied, “I’m not out here for that.”

The activist then reiterated that he was asking him not why he was there, but if he personally knew of the current order. He wanted to know if the officer was not enforcing because he didn’t know about the order or because his department was choosing to ignore it in this case.

The officer didn’t want to answer directly. So, he again said, “I’m not saying that what you’re saying is wrong…. But that’s not what I’m out here for. I’m out here to keep the peace….”

He then said, “Whoever you need to call to enforce what you’re asking me about…” He was interupted by the second activist, who challenged him, insisting, “When people are breaking the law, we call the police.”

The video continues on with many more women entering the clinic. Eventually the abortion doctor arrived to the clinic, as well.

It’s clear that the clinic is in direct violation of the order that declares abortion services non-essential. Why the Houston police aren’t enforcing the order as it pertains to this particular clinic is still unclear.

 

 

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