Patterson is now working to raise $100000 in private donations to pay for transportation and security expenses to display the letter.
For more information on the Alamo please visit the Texas General Land Office website at glo.texas.gov or the Official Alamo website at thealamo.org.
Patterson also addressed the issue of the Keystone Pipeline and its implications for Texas saying Of those 1200 property owners along the right-of-way in Texas over 95 of those have agreed to the easement with the pipeline company.
The issue is really about the lefts abhorrence of any kind of carbon-based energy ... coal natural gas. Thats what this is about; its about opposition to carbon-based energy. Its not about property rights as they would have you believe Patterson said.
Theres alot of mis-information out there about the project but the bottom line is ... if the website SocialistWorkers.org is on the opposite side that I am (on behalf of Texas) Im pretty sure Im on the right side of this issue.
The Keystone Pipeline got alot of press when the Obama Administration refused to grant a permit for the crossing between Canada the United States and Mexico said Patterson. However the same company is building a leg of the pipeline from Cushing Oklahoma to Port Arthur Texas with a side-leg to Houston.
The bottom line is anything that enhances our movement toward North American energy independence ... and two years ago we never would have been using the words energy independence but now all the things we can do (to find and produce oil & gas) have put energy independence as a distinct possibility if not a probablity for our nation within a decade or two Patterson said.
Creating jobs and energy independence are good things and I say that as a father of a Marine whos spent two tours in Iraq in part because of our foreign dependence on crude.