Texas Forever: Protect our Monuments

Texas Forever: Protect our Monuments

  • Hundreds of brave Texans were brutally murdered at Goliad and yet the Fannin memorial there is often overgrown and not well maintained. Texas should care for and protect sacred sites pertinent to Texas liberty including, but not limited to: the Alamo, San Jacinto, Goliad, Washington on the Brazos, and Independence.
  • The Alamo must must be rememberednot re-imagined. Texas authority over the Alamo must not be infringed by any organization or authority, including, but not limited to, local governments, the federal government, the United Nations, or UNESCO.
  • The decision-making authority for the Alamo must never be removed from Texas. The custodians of the Alamo must be required to affirm and emphasize the intrinsic significance of the 1836 battle in telling the story of the Alamo, and maintain transparency in finances and operations of the Alamo.
  • Specific protection shall govern the site. This covers all land and existing monuments, including the Cenotaph, which SHALL NOT be moved from its present site.
  • All historical war memorials in Texas should be protected from future removal or defacement. Monuments that have been removed should be restored to their historical locations (including Confederate memorials and monuments).
  • The Texas Legislature should support the allocation of funds that are necessary to preserve the USS Texas as a permanent monument to the ship, her crew of two world wars, and the history of the State of Texas.