Many members of the Tea Party have an instinctual hatred of the United Nations (UN), which they often claim is hatching some new devious plot to seize control of America in a grand scheme called the "New World Order."
Apparently, that's why the state of Texas recently had to reassure these adults that the Alamo was not going to fall under control of the U.N.
"The people of Texas own the Alamo now and in the future. Nothing is going to change that," Jerry Patterson, the Texas land commissioner, proclaimed at a gun rights rally at the Alamo on Oct. 19, reported MySanAntonio.com.
George Rodriguez, former president of the San Antonio Tea Party, recently wrote a blog posting that suggested San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro might be in negotiations to cede control of the Alamo to the U.N.
It has been reported that Mayor Castro and his close ally, City Councilman Diego Bernal, have been meeting with U.S. Department of Interior officials about the future of San Antonio’s historical missions. Castro wants to make the missions a greater tourist attraction by designating them national and world cultural treasures.
But there is the catch in designating the Alamo and the other missions “world cultural heritage” sites. Castro and Bernal want the United Nations’ UNESCO or United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to do the designation.
The UNESCO is a specialized agency of the U.N. whose purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the U.N. Charter.
After starting the firestorm, Rodriguez walked back his unfounded speculation on Wednesday.
“I'm just constantly saying 'may' or 'might,'” stated Rodriguez. “I'm never once saying that this is going to happen. We need to be aware.”
Mayor Castro also denied the rumor via telephone from Japan.
“It's unfortunate, the untruths that blogs like this regularly put out, and even worse that there are folks who are inclined to believe it. But for those who are wondering, it's 100 percent untrue,” Castro told MySanAntonio.com.