As a student of American History (long forgotten because I did it in form 3 or grade 9), I had heard of Paul Revere and his ride to warn “the British are coming”. What I did not know was Paul Revere’s encounter with British soldiers – until now.
Once again the looney left is seizing upon Sarah Palin’s comments claiming that she is just too ignorant to become POTUS (hmmm…. have they ever checked statements made by Østupid?). It looks like these leftist loonies are going to end up with egg all over their faces.
Professor William Jacobsen of Legal Insurrection has the story about the context of Sarah’s remarks concerning Paul Revere:
In fact, as pointed out at Conservatives4Palin, Revere did in fact tell the British that the colonial militias, who had been alerted, were waiting for them. Here is the original historical text written by Revere (spelling in original, bold added):
I observed a Wood at a Small distance, & made for that. When I got there, out Started Six officers, on Horse back,and orderd me to dismount;-one of them, who appeared to have the command, examined me, where I came from,& 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 afirmative. He demanded what time I left Boston? I told him; and aded, 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 imediately rode towards those who stoppd 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, & told me he was going to ask me some questions, & if I did not give him true answers, he would blow my brains out. He then asked me similar questions to those above. He then orderd me to mount my Horse, after searching me for arms.
The Progressive-liberal media has been punked yet again, with their own ignorance on display.