Friday, October 16, 2015

Remember when you memorized this in school.....?

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, 
“If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,–
One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm.
Pop Quiz: Why did the founding fathers think the 2nd Amendment was so important? Just look at those lines I have hilighted. ....or read this--
It is also important to note that after the battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on the day following Paul Revere’s ride, the retreating redcoats returned to Boston. There, British Gen. Thomas Gage told the people of the occupied city they could depart to join their families and friend in the countryside only if they surrendered their weapons. As soon as the people of Boston complied with Gen. Gage’s order, however, he took them captive.
I reckon nowadays when school children spend their time studying the federally mandated 'Core Curricula' and Glory of Allah', they don't have time to memorize such verses... I wish they did - for the sake of the Nation and their grandchildren....
(note - this item seriously plagiarized from a report... any emphasis above is mine)

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