Experts And Historical Writings Back Sarah Palin’s Historical Account Of Paul Revere

Paul Revere Ride

It’s not that our liberal friends are ignorant, it’s just they know so much that isn’t so.

~ Ronald Reagan

By Gary P Jackson

The looney left, the corrupt media, and well, liberals in general, never cease to amaze me. In their zeal to try and find something, anything to attack Sarah Palin for, they continually prove to the world they are some of the stupidest people on God’s green earth.

Last year the left went crazy when Sarah, during the middle of the hard fought 2010 elections …. you know …. the ones where she led the GOP to massive victories nationwide, she told tea party members to not get too excited just yet and start “partying like it was 1773!

Of course, the liberal loons in the media went nuts claiming Sarah didn’t know history and certainly the history of the Revolution. There were a bunch of red faces and deleted tweets when it was pointed out to these supposedly intelligent “journalists” and assorted “thought leaders” that the original Boston Tea Party took place on Thursday, December 16, 1773.


Well, now these same geniuses are once again proving that is they, not Sarah Palin, who need to learn their American History.

Whitney Pitcher talked about all of this in her report here. Now experts on Paul Revere and his famous ride are weighing in on Sarah Palin’s side as to how this historical event took place. From the Boston Herald:

You betcha she was right!

Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And local historians are backing her up.

Palin prompted howls of partisan derision when she said on Boston’s Freedom Trail that Revere “warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free.”

Palin insisted yesterday on Fox News Sunday she was right: “Part of his ride was to warn the British that were already there. That, hey, you’re not going to succeed. You’re not going to take American arms.”

In fact, Revere’s own account of the ride in a 1798 letter seems to back up Palin’s claim. Revere describes how after his capture by British officers, he warned them “there would be five hundred Americans there in a short time for I had alarmed the Country all the way up.

Boston University history professor Brendan McConville said, “Basically when Paul Revere was stopped by the British, he did say to them, ‘Look, there is a mobilization going on that you’ll be confronting,’ and the British are aware as they’re marching down the countryside, they hear church bells ringing — she was right about that — and warning shots being fired. That’s accurate.

Patrick Leehey of the Paul Revere House said Revere was probably bluffing his British captors, but reluctantly conceded that it could be construed as Revere warning the British.

[ …. ]

Meanwhile, the state’s Democratic Party held a thin blue line on the issue, insisting on mocking Palin despite a brief historical review of the matter. State party chairman John Walsh wise-cracked that the region welcomes all tourists, even those with “an alternative view of history.

If you believe he was riding through the countryside sending text messages and Tweets to the British, still come to Boston,” he said. “There are a lot of things to do and see.”

But Cornell law professor William Jacobson, who asserted last week that Palin was correct, linking to Revere quotes on his conservative blog, said Palin’s critics are the ones in need of a history lesson. “It seems to be a historical fact that this happened,” he said. “A lot of the criticism is unfair and made by people who are themselves ignorant of history.

You can read Paul Revere’s deposition from 1775 here.

This from Paul M. Bessel:

Revere confronted 2 British regulars manning a road block as he headed north across Charlestown Neck. As he turned around, the regulars gave chase and he eluded them. He then continued on to Lexington, to the home of Jonas Clarke where Sam Adams and John Hancock were staying. There, his primary mission was fulfilled when he notified Adams and Hancock that “The Regulars are coming out!” (he never exclaimed, “The British are coming“. This would have made no sense at the time since they considered themselves British).

Revere and Dawes then headed for Concord and came across Doctor Prescott who then joined them. They decided to alarm every house along the way.

Just outside of the town of Lincoln, they were confronted by 4 Regulars at another road block. They tried unsuccessfully to run their horses through them. Prescott, who was familiar with the terrain, jumped a stone wall and escaped. Revere and Dawes tried to escape and shortly into the chase they were confronted by 6 more regulars on horseback. Revere was surrounded and taken prisoner. Dawes got away as they were taking Revere into custody.

The British officers began to interrogate Revere, whereupon Revere astonished his captors by telling them more than they even knew about their own mission. (HA!) He also told them that he had been warning the countryside of the British plan and that their lives were at risk if they remained in the vicinity of Lexington because there would soon be 500 men there ready to fight. Revere, of course, was bluffing.

The Regulars had Revere remount his horse and they headed toward Lexington Green, when suddenly, they heard a gunshot! Revere told the British officer that the shot was a signal “to alarm the country!”. Now the British troops were getting very nervous.

A few minutes later, they were all startled to hear the heavy crash of an entire volley of musketry from the direction of Lexington’s meeting house and then the Lexington town bell began clanging rapidly! Jonathan Loring, a Lexington resident captured earlier, turned to his captors and shouted “The bell’s a’ ringing! The town’s alarmed, and you’re all dead men!

The British officers then talked urgently among themselves and decided to release their captives so as they would not slow their retreat.

Sadly, it seems most only know of Paul Revere’s heroic ride from the poem by Henry Wadsworth. Thing is, Wadsworth wrote his poem 80 years after Revere made his famous ride. He may not have known the facts of the ride, or may have simply embellished the facts for a better story. [And you thought only Hollywood and the Obamacentric media did that!]

For more info on this, go here.

In reflection, it’s quite amusing. Sarah Palin said the purpose for her One Nation tour was to visit America’s great historical sites and help remind Americans of or great history. Looks like she’s having to re-educate quite a few.She’s also pointing out just how useless her detractors are.

This is what happens when a group of bottom feeding hacks spends all of their time looking for gotcha moments, rather than just reporting the facts.

It’s quite telling how many of the sure ’nuff gaffes, that both Barack Obama and Joe Biden have on a regular basis, are covered up by the “concerned” media.

You know, like Obama saying he’d visited “56 or 57 states, with 1 to go” or that Austrians speak “Austrian” [ no such language exists and most speak German] Or how about the fact he thinks Europe is a country?

And don’t get me started on Biden. It would take years to catalog all of his. But I like this one because it’s a two-fer:

During the 2008 campaign, Katy Couric, after drilling Sarah Palin for hours on end with tedious questions, went all soft on Joe Biden. Now it’s hard to tell if Couric is as stupid as Biden, or just trying to keep a straight face here, hoping not to do anything to embarrass her team. [Obama/Biden]

Anyhow, Here’s Biden doing what he does best: making it up as he goes. Biden rambles on about how when the stock market crashed in 1929, FDR went on television and calmed the public. There are many problems with this story though.

First off, Roosevelt was Governor of New York at the time. He didn’t take office until March of 1933, nearly four years after the stock market crashed. The biggie though is the part about going on TV in 1929. Though some were experimenting with TV in 1929, the first truly viable units weren’t around until the late 1930s. The first commercial television license wasn’t granted until 1941, and it wasn’t until the 1950s that televisions became one of those “must have” items.

Roosevelt was the first President to appear on TV. That was in 1939, and it was a closed circuit demonstration.

When Sarah Palin starts saying idiotic things like Biden, or nods knowingly while stupid things are being said, wake me up. In the mean time, this is what stupidity looks like:


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7 responses to “Experts And Historical Writings Back Sarah Palin’s Historical Account Of Paul Revere

  1. lwjwl

    PDS is a form of insanity. The Loony Left is evidenced by your Biden video.

  2. Greg

    Did you read Palin’s quotation? She was describing Paul Revere riding on his horse, ringing bells and firing warning shots himself. That’s about as “historically accurate” as saying he rode yelling “the British are coming.” Both versions are either inaccurate, or are totally acceptable ways of framing a complicated story so as to support anachronistic ideological commitments. Pot, meet kettle.

    • Gary P

      I heard Palin speak the words. She didn’t say Revere was ringing bells.

      No matter, scholars and Revere’s own writings back up what Palin said.

      It’s interesting that even after being proven completely wrong, the corrupt media is still pushing the meme that Palin is wrong. Goebbels would be proud of them.

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  4. It’s all Bushs’ fault.

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