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No, The U.N. Wont Own Or Run The Alamo, But
Hardhatters ^ | 10/30/2013 | Ryan Campbell

Posted on 10/31/2013 6:38:01 AM PDT by thetallguy24

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Recently, alarms sounded when Infowars reported that the United Nations was going to take over the Alamo. Infowars also stated that the UN Flag could fly over the Alamo once it fell under UN control. We decided to investigate this, since the Alamo is the most historically significant symbol in Texas.

We discovered Missions of San Antonio as the primary advocate of this movement. According to the Missions of San Antonio Facebook page, their email contact is a National Park Service email address, saan_worldheritage@nps.gov. We called Missions of San Antonio and they did confirm that they are, in fact, staffed by federal employees and are seeking “World Heritage Site” status for the Alamo. One official stated, “we are working on document to make all five missions classified as one World Heritage site”.

The stated purpose, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), of the World Heritage status for any property, is national and international protection of the cultural and natural heritage. According to the treaty, which was ratified by the United States, each member nation must have a tentative list of culturally or historically important sites to nominate for the “World Heritage Site”, status. The San Antonio Franciscan Missions, which includes The Alamo, is on the tentative list submitted by the United States.

One eyebrow raiser is that the Texas General Land Office, (GLO) who has jurisdiction over the Alamo, and the Daughters of the Texas Republic, are both listed by Missions of San Antonio as fellow members of the steering committee seeking heritage status for the Alamo.

We called the General Land Office, and a spokesperson confirmed that that the GLO is on the steering committee. We were told by a spokesperson that they are in the third year of the applicaton process. It was recently submitted by President Obama to UNESCO for nomination could take up to 1-2 years for approval. Another spokesperson at the GLO stated that, “having heritage status will not change the ownership of the Alamo” and “Texas owns the Alamo and it will always own the Alamo”. When asked, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas had no comment.

jerry patterson Despite all the controversy, General Land Commissioner Patterson did tout a positive outcome of obtaining World Heritage status, “ I am absolutely satisfied that a World Heritage Nomination will have no affect on the Alamo other than a possible increase in foreign tourists.”

While The Alamo my never be owned or managed by the U.N., World Heritage Site status would open the door for UN and international assistance. Chapter 2, Article 6 and Chapter 5 of the treaty allows members to apply for international loans, grants, training and educational tools from the World Heritage Committee and UNESCO staff. Further, sites with World Heritage status are given guidelines for proper display of plaques and UNESCO/World Heritage emblems.

“Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List should be marked with the emblem jointly with the UNESCO logo, which should, however, be placed in such a way that they do not visually impair the property in question. Furthermore, the national authorities should encourage World Heritage properties to make a broad use of the Emblem such as on their letterheads, brochures and staff uniforms.”

In the end none of this may happen. The treaty requires its members to pay dues, and as usual, the Federal government owes back pay.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: alamo; texas; un; unitednations
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So, why are we even doing this if it opens the door for UN emblems being at the Alamo and possible "international assistance?" Extra foreign tourism is such a lame excuse. There is no way the UN will allow Texas to glorify our most historical site as place of heroic battle against Mexico.

On a side note, this could hurt Jerry Patterson's election chances for Lt. Governor, since he is advocating this.

1 posted on 10/31/2013 6:38:01 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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Come and take it !


2 posted on 10/31/2013 6:39:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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When Klinton was president he signed over the national parks to the UN as heritage sites.
3 posted on 10/31/2013 6:41:35 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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According to the author’s link to the U.S.’s tentative list, all of these sites, including the San Antonio Missions were added on January 30, 2008. This would mean globalist George W. would have signed off on it. Doesn’t mean they are heritage sites yet, it just means they are able to be nominated now.


4 posted on 10/31/2013 6:44:44 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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I don’t like this at all.....


5 posted on 10/31/2013 6:45:44 AM PDT by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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At first I thought the UN was going to take over this company.



But knowing them they'd run it right into the ground.
6 posted on 10/31/2013 6:47:39 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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Fat chance.


7 posted on 10/31/2013 6:48:11 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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Possibly, the reason is that it means more funding and tourism for the site management.

If it becomes a world heritage site, I doubt they could lift the structure and transport it out of Texas, which would be absurd.


8 posted on 10/31/2013 6:49:43 AM PDT by Bayard
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So far there are 21 UN World Heritage Sites in the USA.

http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/US/

So far there are 13 properties that have been submitted on the tentative list although the Alamo is not listed yet.


9 posted on 10/31/2013 6:53:17 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: thetallguy24

Clinton non the less did sigh over properties of the us to the UN, some said for security of the national debt. While Clinton was in office there were Heritage signs at the entrances of parks. I saw them! They were there!


10 posted on 10/31/2013 6:55:25 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The Alamo is under the San Antonio Franciscan Missions


11 posted on 10/31/2013 6:55:30 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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The Daughters of the Republic of Texas have managed to fend off the infidels all these years. I trust they will save the Alamo from the globalists until someone has to pry their cold, dead hands off their keys to that beloved Shrine of Texas Liberty.
Don’t Mess With Texas.


12 posted on 10/31/2013 6:57:20 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Jack Hydrazine

At first I thought the UN was going to take over this company.

Bait and switch them.


13 posted on 10/31/2013 6:57:22 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: thetallguy24

Please try. I have vowed to prioritize any target wearing a blue helmet.


14 posted on 10/31/2013 7:00:15 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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Still..... camel’s nose under the tent.

Anything UN connected to ALAMO is sure nuf fightin words!

Patterson better start ‘splainin, nothing about the UN is conservative.


15 posted on 10/31/2013 7:00:52 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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No matter what the reason, if you see em shoot em.


16 posted on 10/31/2013 7:03:54 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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The Connecticut state flag hangs in the Alamo because men from Connecticut died there defending it. The same is true for many other states. Read me the roll of Blue Helmets who died there defending the Alamo and we’ll talk about UN insignia or flags.


17 posted on 10/31/2013 7:10:13 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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Patterson had damned well better explain his position on this issue, or he's lost my vote and that of every person that I can contact about it. Its bad enough that the friggin' UN is in NYC, but inviting those bastards to Texas is UNACCEPTABLE.

Unless, of course, Patterson owns a company which supplies blue helmets to the UN - because they're going to need a LOT of new ones.

18 posted on 10/31/2013 7:11:45 AM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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Usually, when the going gets tough, the Blue Helmets get going...home.


19 posted on 10/31/2013 7:33:13 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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According to the Missions of San Antonio Facebook page, their email contact is a National Park Service email address, saan_worldheritage@nps.gov.

!!!!!!

20 posted on 10/31/2013 7:38:05 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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