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Commentary Alert! Commentary Alert! Ted Nugent: 'Remember the Alamo' my line in sand; yours?

By Newsferatu, Writer
Sunday, March 4, 2007 @ 10:35 AM


"Now, more than ever, American

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Motor City transplant, now Waco Madman, Ted Nugent pens this commentary for the Waco Tribune:

March 6, like June 6, should be a date seared in the collective consciousness of all caring Americans.

June 6 is the anniversary of D-Day, that glorious day that the world's bravest warriors began the liberation of Europe in 1944 with the destruction of Hitler's Third Reich. The world must never forget D-Day. Evil was halted by the U.S. military and our allies. God bless the warriors.

March 6 is a day to pause for a moment to reflect on what happened on that momentous date in 1836. This is the anniversary of the fall of the Alamo. Texans and all free people everywhere, and those yearning to be free, must always remember the Alamo. Historically, freedom, like peace and love, is attainable only when good guys kill bad guys. Case closed.

The heroic deaths of 189 defenders at the Alamo occurred after a 13-day siege by 5,000 Mexican soldiers commanded by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, president and dictator and all around bad guy of Mexico. The fall of the Alamo wasn't an end to Texas independence, but rather the catalyst for guaranteeing eventual Texas independence.

Sam Houston's Texas Army shouted "Remember the Alamo" as it routed the Mexican army and captured Santa Anna at the battle of San Jacinto, a little more than a month after the Alamo's fall. Never forget.

The Alamo's battle shrine still stands. Visit it with your children. Explain to them all the gory details of war. Teach them about the ultimate sacrifices and heroes' blood by which their peaceful lives are provided.

The Alamo remains the seminal symbol of Texas independence. No Texas symbol is more widely known. A born and raised Central Texas high school coach and teacher recently questioned what I meant by "Remember the Alamo."

He asked if I meant, ". . . the movie?"

No, not the movie, the Alamo!

Good grief.

Though I've hunted, rocked and traveled extensively throughout the great Republic of Texas for the past 40 years, I am now a Texas transplant from the great Motown MotorCity where...

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