American History 101

Here is the monologue from today’s Roderic Deane Show.

If you’re like me, you were amazed at how the “lamestream media” attacked Sarah Palin’s description of Paul Revere’s ride.

I played the clip of Brian Williams as a lead in to his show.

What a complete fool! Sarah Palin had just toured the North Church and, if you’ve ever gone to a national historic site, you learn stuff that you didn’t know. At the time of Sarah’s remarks, I told friends via email that she had probably just learned new information about Paul Revere as the result of her tour, compliments of the National Park Service.

Here is what the record says about Paul Revere’s ride, and in his own words:

I observed a Wood at a small distance, and made for that. When I got there, out started six officers, on horseback, and ordered me to dismount. One of them, who appeared to have the command, examined me, asked where I came from, and what my name was? I told him it was Revere. He asked if it was Paul? I told him yes. He asked me if I was an express? I answered in the affirmative. He demanded what time I left Boston? I told him and added, that their troops had catched aground in passing the River, and that there would be five hundred Americans there in a short time, for I had alarmed the Country all the way up.

He immediately rode towards those who stopped us, when all five of them came down upon a full gallop. One of them, whom I afterwards found to be Major Mitchel, of the 5th Regiment, clapped his pistol to my head, called me by name, and told me he was going to ask me some questions, and if I did not give him true answers, he would blow my brains out. He then asked me similar questions to those from [earlier]. He then ordered me to mount my horse, after searching me for arms. He then ordered [his company] to advance, and to lead me in front. When we got to the road, they turned down towards Lexington. When we had got about one mile, the Major rode up to the officer that was leading me, and told him to give me to the Sergeant. As soon as he took me, the Major ordered him, if I attempted to run, or any body insulted them, to blow my brains out. We rode till we got near [the] Lexington Meeting House, when the Militia fired a volley of guns, which appeared to alarm them very much.

Okay, so that was Paul Revere describing what happened. Now, other historians have said that half a mile before they reached the Lexington Meeting House, they heard guns being fired and the British apparently believed what Revere had told them in the interrogation and, fearing for their lives, they released him. They took his horse and gave him a tired one. What they were hearing was the beginning salvos of the American Revolution, on April 19th, 1775, from Lexington Green, the “shot heard round the world”.

So, Sarah Palin was correct! And she has been vindicated by countless experts and historians.Unfortunately, Brian Williams isn’t one of them. But you already knew that, yes?

Beyond Sarah Palin, let’s talk about what happened on April 19th, 1775. Our militia took a stand and repulsed the British in their attempts to confiscate the cache of arms that their intelligence told them was in Lexington. Today is no different, in regards to the government’s desire to confiscate arms. It is the tyrant’s worst nightmare, that “commoners” have arms and can resist oppression.

We have existed for well over 200 years, but the way to suppression is still to confiscate arms. There is a reason for our 2nd Amendment. It is because our Founders KNEW, they KNEW that the right to bear arms was the only way to guard against oppression. Now is no different, despite the passage of over 200 years, which is unbelievable.

Here is the text of our 2nd Amendment, which is very brief and concise:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

That’s it! It took only 27 words to define our right to bear arms. And yet that right is under assault.

The United Nations has proposed a global ban on small arms sales. Hillary Clinton, Obama’s Secretary of State, supports it. We’ll talk more about this later in the News.

The American Revolution was not a flippant attempt at governance. It established the basis for our current economy and the underlying principles of our government. It is IMPORTANT in understanding how we have survived and prospered throughout the last 236 years, despite the leftist naysayers within our midst.

Sarah Palin highlighted one aspect of our history and was demonized in the mainstream media and the left-wing blogosphere. Why? She only spoke the truth, but that truth seems to be in disfavor amongst a big part of our society. Again, I ask: WHY? It is our history AND our reason for being. Why not embrace it and nurture it? Our country is the light of the world and the one that countless, oppressed societies aspire to. We have a moral obligation to keep it so.

…and that’s my two-cents worth for the week.