Happy Alamo Day: Let Us "Never Forget" the Battle by Batting Immigration

03/06/2008 05:31 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Happy Alamo Day!

It's hard to believe it, but the Alamo fell 172 years ago today. As we commemorate the Alamo, let us consider these words: Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat its mistakes.* If you listen closely, you can hear the Alamo's warning cry. And it is warning us against an imminent threat. Sadly, few people realize the connection between national security and immigration. Let us look at the history: 3/6/1836. The Alamo. Never Forget. We live in a post-3/6/1836 world. And we need to be thinking in a post 3/6/1836 mind set. For centuries we've been unable to eliminate the debilitating terrorist campaign of Montezuma's revenge, which continues to attack our values and our bowels. Readers: don't say I didn't warn you. Because by the time a cell of undocumented Mexican gardeners drives their lawnmowers into the pentagon, it will be too late.

In all seriousness, this is my real message for all the people out there who tell "aliens" to go back to where they come from and get out of "our" country: unless your name consists of a gerund adjective followed by an animal, this actually isn't your country either!

* George Santayana actually wrote "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" in The Life of Reason: Reason in Common Sense but, since nobody learns from history, Santayana is almost always misquoted.