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American Thinker article

Started by dart67eb, February 07, 2012, 09:37:47 PM

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I wrote this for American Thinker.  This is my third article published by them.  On subsequent articles, I will add 'Appleseed Instructor' to my bio.  I wanted to build credibility with both the editor and readers before I brought AS into the picture.  I just want all of you to realize, though, that until Appleseed all I did was yell at my TV.  I hope you enjoy it and share it with your local newspapers, etc., if you do.  Feel free to post comments on the article and drop a line to the editor at AT if you like it.  BTW, Bama, I got this idea from you.  I hope you don't mind me using it.

Lexington Green.  Dawn.  April 19, 1775.  Captain John Parker, commander of the Lexington militia, stood among seventy-some men, many of them kin, all of them neither rich nor poor, awaiting the arrival of the British Regulars.

Facing overwhelming odds, Captain Parker turned to his men and said, "The first man who offers to run shall be shot down.  Stand your ground!  Don't fire until fired upon!  But if they want to have a war, let it begin here!"

Later that morning, on the training field just across the Concord River from the town of Concord, members of the colonial militia watched as smoke began to rise from the town.  Lieutenant Joseph Hosmer turned to Colonel James Barrett, overall commander of the Concord militia, and said, "Will you let them burn the town down?"  Upon hearing this, Captain Isaac Davis drew his sword and replied, "I haven't a man who is afraid to go."

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Ignorance may be bliss, but it's not a virtue.

George Hacker

Very well done.  I'm glad Appleseed got you off the couch because you are making a difference with your writing. O0

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Good stuff 'Dart.

Especially the part about Levi Preston. I talk about him now and then when I do my strikes. I just love the part "Young man, what we meant in going after those Redcoats was this: we had always governed ourselves and we always meant to.  They didn't mean we should."

To me that says it all.

And as far as a Committee of Safety goes, I was just down the street this evening working on that myself. A Rifleman persists.

The obedient always think of themselves as virtuous rather than cowardly. George Carlin.

Unbridled Liberty

Nice job Dart!  Keep it going!

For Liberty, each Freeman Strives
As its a Gift of God
And for it willing yield their Lives
And Seal it with their Blood

Thrice happy they who thus resign
Into the peacefull Grave
Much better there, in Death Confin'd
Than a Surviving Slave

This Motto may adorn their Tombs,
(Let tyrants come and view)
"We rather seek these silent Rooms
Than live as Slaves to You"

Lemuel Haynes, 1775


Lead, Follow or Get out of the way - Thomas Paine
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