Drunks and Crooks, Mrs. Castro?
I refer the reader to my earlier blog post, titled “San Antonio – Do You Know the Mother of Your Mayor”
Approaching the ‘eleventh hour’, Mexican Dictator Santa Ana ordered Texian warriors to surrender or “be put to the sword”. Surrender was an easy choice for ‘drunks and crooks’, as Maria del Rosario Castro calls Travis, Crocket and all the heroes of the Alamo. Maria del Rosario Castro is the mother of racist San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. Racism and hate seem to run in the family.
On occasion of display of the final letter from South Carolina-born Alabama lawyer and militiaman, Col. William Barret Travis, I share with you the text and substance of that ‘drunk and crook’ who fought to the death to liberate us from the iron grip of a Mexican despot.
Victory or Death – Letter penned 177 years ago by Col. Travis, his last from the Alamo
Retired State Archivist David Gracy opposed public display of this letter, knowing how light exposure fades it, but Texans need to know the truth about our heroes.
Said Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, “There is a balance between preservation and public access. In my view, in every Texans’ lifetime there should be one opportunity to see this in person.”
I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & and our flag still waves proudly from the walls — I shall never retreat or surrender.
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. – Col. William Barrett Travis
When next visiting San Antonio, be sure to take a moment to reassure Mayor Julian Castro and his mother Maria del Rosario Castro that our heroes were real people willing to die for their fellow Texians.
We owe special thanks to Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson for reinforcing the history of the Great State of Texas.
Julian Castro and his family are the best the Democrats have to offer?