Don’t call the Alamo’s defenders ‘heroic,’ Texas school curriculum panel urges

Don’t call the Alamo’s defenders ‘heroic,’ Texas school curriculum panel urges. By Rebekah Allen.

A panel advising the State Board of Education on what seventh-graders should learn in their social studies courses has urged deleting the label “heroic” from a curriculum standard about the Alamo’s defenders.

Current seventh-grade social studies curriculum standards include the “siege of the Alamo and all of the heroic defenders who gave their lives there.” The advisory committee recommended cutting the phrase “and all of the heroic defenders who gave their lives there.” …

The advisory committee, made up of educators and historians, also suggested removing the requirement that students explain “the Travis Letter,” sometimes referred to as the “Victory or Death” letter. It was written by Lt. Col. William Barrett Travis during the Alamo battle. In it, he declared, “I shall never surrender or retreat” from the thousand or more Mexican soldiers besieging the Alamo.

“I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country — victory or death,” Travis wrote in 1836. …

“To intentionally deprive our students of such powerful lessons about human dignity and principled courage is the moral equivalent of child psychological abuse,” Lindsay said. “This twisting of history deprives our students of the truth. If courage in the defense of liberty and equality is not heroic, what, precisely, is?”

The battle to besmirch and traduce white guys rolls on. It’s all about seizing political power in the present.

Adds Charles:

Having lived in Dallas a few years I don’t think this is going to go over too well. As a child I remember the Davy Crockett series on Disney and how he defended the Alamo swinging old Betsy at the end.

We have let liberals get away with far too much. They have ruined our education system and they don’t speak the truth. We see how it is today the only race you can say anything bad about is whites. Yet it was “whites” that gave us Western civilization and the technical advances we have achieved.

I have had it with white guilt. I am only responsible for what I do.

PC must be ended. It is foul. Do not give into it.

hat-tip Charles